Our Team

Mary Beth Kiser, CAE

Account Executive

Mary Beth Kiser

Mary Beth Kiser, CAE, serves as Account Executive for SAM, primarily serving in the strategic management role for clients, but also on the internal team focused on business development and best practices in operations. Mary Beth joined SAM in 2020 with more than 17 years in association and nonprofit management. She has served as the President & CEO of Beyond Batten Disease Foundation, a nonprofit rare disease research organization, since 2012 and continues in that role today. Prior to that position, Mary Beth was the Senior Vice President and COO for Texas Land Title Association, a 100+ year old statewide trade association.

Mary Beth received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas. She earned the designation of Certified Association Executive in 2009 and a Certificate of Nonprofit Leadership in 2014. Mary Beth is engaged in industry activities and is a member of the American Society of Association Executives, AMC Institute, Mission Capital, and the Texas Society of Association Executives, where she has served as a board member, conference chair, awards committee chair, and mentor to the Leadership TSAE program for nine years. She regularly participates as an instructor in the CAE study course for TSAE and has presented for their educational programs multiple times over the last 15 years. 

Partners/Roles: President & CEO, Beyond Batten Disease Foundation; Executive Director, Texas Hearing Aid Association; Administrator, Austin Black Physicians Association

Volunteering/Leadership Roles:
 
Rare as One Mentor; TSAE  board member, committee chair, committee member, presenter; AMCI Emerging Leaders Committee; Strategic planning and board orientation for nonprofit organizations


Family: 
Husband Don, Sons Jack and Henry, and daughter-in-law Callie

Outside of work, I love...
 
To spend time at the lake—fishing, reading, boating, swimming, and laying on my porch swing.

I’m known on the SAM team for... 
My IT skills ;}, my tenure in the industry, my love of processes and goal setting.


Assessments:
Operator (Predictive Index)

Why I love association management: 
All of the things I loved about each of my jobs in my early career led me to association management, where they all come together in service to others through mission-based work.

Favorite thing about working at SAM:
The people and the culture.

Favorite SAM Core Value:
Build trust (Everything we do is about relationships!)