Author: Alicia Skulemowski

Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers

Alicia Skulemowski, CAE, is manager, STLE Professional Development and Board/Executive Committee Operations for the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers. Skulemowski has been with the organization since 2009. She was born and raised in California before moving to Chicago, which she has called home for the past decade.  She graduated from California Lutheran University with a bachelor of arts degree in sociology and psychology. She is a 2017 recipient of Association Forum of Chicagoland’s Forty Under 40 Award. She loves to spend time with her husband, Jon, and son, Henry, is an avid Chicago Blackhawks fan and loves anything pop culture related.


3 Key Concepts to Get Your Board Back on Track

Let me open by sharing a line that I use to explain the role of my association’s board and its importance to achieving our mission: “It’s called a board of directors, not a board of doers.” Have you, as staff or a board member, ever expressed similar sentiment? There are certain types of high value work […]


Volunteers Vs. Staff: Overcoming Different Perspectives

One thing that associations all have in common is a sense of purpose.A vision of a common good is the axis upon which the internal workings of an association spins – or at least should spin. This distinctive aspect of the industry is disturbed by the fact that associations are also unique in their design: […]