Dede Gish-Panjada, MBA
I am the Chief Operating Officer at Bostrom
Organizational Change Agent | Association Executive | Trend Watcher
I bring 30+ years of association executive experience leading complex non-profit organizations at the national and international levels. At Bostrom, I work with account executives and clients helping to form a cohesive partnership. I lead training sessions on leadership development, nonprofit business best practices, association trends and future planning. I love challenges and enjoy helping staff, volunteer leaders and organizations develop and achieve things they never thought possible. I am energized being around interesting people. I think a positive, inquisitive attitude is contagious.
Prior to joining Bostrom, I led the association management division of an association management company (AMC) and a team of 35 staff. I received my Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Kansas with a concentration in organizational change and development and strategic planning. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Avila University in Kansas City, MO. I am a member of the American Society of Association Executives, Association Forum of Chicagoland, the Kansas City Society of Association Executives (KCSAE), and Past Chair of the AMC Institute Board of Directors, the national trade association and accrediting body for association management companies (AMCs).
Exploring any white sand beach
Yoga, cardio and strength training
Supporting Headstart early childhood education program and Safehome, a domestic violence women’s shelter
I could talk for days about
Girl Power & Women’s Issues
Good Books I’ve Read
You wouldn’t know if you didn’t ask
I love to perform and sing Karaoke. I would love to meet Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett one day.