Head and shoulders shot of Randy Lindner

Hi! I’m 
Randy Lindner, CAE

I am the Vice Chairman at Bostrom

Strategy | Leadership | Credentialing

Randy is a highly experienced association executive and business manager with more than 40 years of experience managing both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. He is a nationally recognized expert on professional regulation and credentialing, and is actively involved in shaping health care policy. He has managed the development and implementation of startup and ongoing credentialing programs including academic and continuing education accreditation, licensure and certification. Randy also serves on numerous boards and advisory groups and is a former member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Board of Directors.

Randy brings a depth of expertise from working with dozens of non-profit organizations over the past 40+ years in areas of strategic planning, governance and organizational structure, operational excellence, finance and product and services development. His experience in leading a for-profit company managing non-profit organizations brings a balanced business approach to building successful mission driven organizations.

Randy earned his Master’s degree in health services administration from George Washington University. He received a B.A. degree from the University of Northern Iowa. He earned his Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) in 1993.

My Background

I grew up in a small midwestern farming community, one of six siblings. Prior to joining Bostrom I worked in the retail food industry for three years as a direct marketing representative. In 1978 I moved to Monterey California and joined the Bostrom Monterey office as an administrative assistant. I was fortunate that my first association client experiences were in the hospitality and wine industry.  I quickly established a taste for fine dining, wine, culture and travel. With the mentorship of Glenn Bostrom and Joan Keisel I embraced the passion of working with and leading mission driven organizations which has lead to my 40+ years working the in the association management industry.


Beyond Bostrom

My Interests

International Travel
Food and Wine

I could talk for days about


You wouldn’t know if you didn’t ask

I have a travel goal to visit all 51 US jurisdictions (met) and to match that number with travel to foreign countries (43 out of 51 to-date).