Our Team

Sarah Vlcek, CAE

Account Manager

Sarah Vlcek

Sarah Vlcek, CAE, serves as an Account Manager for SAM, with a focus on member relations and membership strategies for clients. Sarah joined the SAM team in 2019 after working for various local, state, and national non-profit associations in both Austin and Chicago over the last 18 years. Having worked with association members from a variety of industries, including philanthropy, law, and health care, Sarah is adept at serving diverse membership bases to help make associations the strongest and best they can be.

Sarah graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in French. She is currently a member of the Texas Society of Association Executives (TSAE) and American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). After a lifetime in the Midwest, Sarah made Austin her home in 2015.

Partners/Roles: Member Engagement Manager, Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented; Development Manager, Beyond Batten Disease Foundation; Membership & Partnership Manager, Fast Growth School Coalition; Special Projects Manager, Texas Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers

Outside of work, I love...
Travel, photography, comedy shows, and podcasts

My SAM superpower is... 
Building relationships and trust with my association members and constituents.

Collaborator (Predictive Index), INFP (Meyers Briggs), The Dreamer (Adobe Creative Type)

Why I love association management:
 I love seeing something come together from beginning to end for the greater good and meeting inspiring people while doing it.

Favorite thing about working at SAM:
Being exposed to and learning about a variety of causes and industries.  No two days are the same!

Favorite SAM Core Value:
Practice empathy