About Our CEO

Our CEO & Chief Advisor

Richard F. Dorman, FASAE, CAE is a seasoned association executive with more than thirty years of professional experience in exempt organizations, including seventeen years as chief executive officer. Mr. Dorman formed Catalyst Group of Alexandria to provide management and consulting services for all types of nonprofit organizations worldwide.

Mr. Dorman is a skilled facilitator and frequent national and international trainer and speaker on such association issues as board and staff leadership, association organizational structures, and governance and strategic positioning. In recognition of his leadership in the association community, he was honored as a Fellow by the American Society of Association Executives as one of the first thirty-six to be selected for this honor.

Richard F. Dorman, FASAE, CAE, Nonprofit Organization Planning in Alexandria, VA

Known as a change and turnaround agent, Mr. Dorman brings a unique blend of skills to his nonprofit clients. Years of service as a board member for a number of associations, such as the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives and as chairman of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, coupled with his successful leadership of diverse organizations, business acumen, and hands-on broad experience, provide the foundation for Dorman’s innovative solutions to everyday and strategic issues.

His chairmanship of the American Society of Association Executives’ Peer Review Committee, as well as positions a team leader and member on numerous association management reviews over the past 25 years, are notable complements to his years of association leadership.

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