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Mark Dorsey

CEO / Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)

Mark Dorsey, CAE, FASAE, is CEO of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), an association serving 8,400 members based in Alexandria, Virginia. CSI’s members include specifiers, architects, engineers, contractors, facility managers, product representatives, manufacturers, owners and others who are experts in building construction and materials. Prior to CSI, Mark was CEO of the Professional Ski Instructors of America and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors, a 32,000-member nonprofit education association. During this period, PSIA-AASI saw record membership during seven of eight years, record revenue, and award-winning communications and outreach programs, including a 2014 Power of A Summit Award. Before he was CEO, he served PSIA-AASI and the National Ski Patrol concurrently as Marketing Director and later as Assistant Executive Director, where he expanded credentialing programs, sponsorships, and non-dues revenue.

 

Before launching a career in associations, he owned a consumer research company, bought and sold media in Seattle, WA, and Anchorage, AK, and served as Interim Executive Director—and later Chair—of Medical Education Collaborative, a non-profit continuing medical education corporation.

 

An ASAE Fellow, Mark has served ASAE in many capacities, including stints as a member of the ASAE Board of Directors, the ASAE Foundation Board, and Chair of the ASAE Research Committee.