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Carla Balakgie

Carla Balakgie is President and CEO of NAMA. Prior to joining the association in 2011, Balakgie served as CEO of the Electronic Transactions Association and Senior Vice President and COO of the National Association of College and University Business Officers.

She began her career in association management at the American Society of Association Executives. A Certified Association Executive and a Fellow of the American Society of Association Executives, Balakgie is the first woman to lead NAMA in its 82-year history.


Read Carla's InTouch Columns


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Winter 2017
InTouch FALL 2017
Fall 2017
InTouch SUMMER 2017
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InTouch Spring 2017
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Video Highlights

Carla Balakgie - OneShow 2016 General Session Presentation


OneShow 2015 Media Coverage Snapshot


Association Newsmakers: Refreshing the image of your industry (


Carla Balakgie and Pete Tullio, OneShow 2015


"Cost of Calorie Labeling" interview with Fox Business


2013 OneShow State of the Industry Address


2012 OneShow State of the Industry Address


News Articles

Carla Balakgie makes front page news in her hometown paper, The Punxsutawney Spirit:


Click here to read Carla's interview with CokeSolutions:

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