Dale has been the Executive Director of the Consortium since January 2019. He joined the Consortium with more than 20 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations, most recently serving as the Vice President of Healthcare and Scientific Practice at SmithBucklin, one of the largest association management companies in the US. At SmithBucklin, he served as the Executive Director for the Neurocritical Care Society, the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, and the interim Executive Director for the Association of Clinical and Translational Science. He also served as the team leader of SmithBucklin Consulting Services, as well as the co-facilitator for the SmithBucklin Leadership Institute. Dale is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and holds a bachelor's degree from Illinois State University and a master's degree from Western Illinois University. He is a longtime member and volunteer of the Association Forum of Chicagoland, where he has served on several committees and frequently speaks on association issues. He has a passion for serving his community and volunteers for organizations serving underserved populations and animals.