Author: Jeff Curwen

Jeff Curwen, CAE has worked with associations all over the western United States for more than 15 years.  Like many association professionals, he has filled a variety of roles throughout his career, to include development, membership, communications, policy/legislative advocacy, finance, and management.  He has worked with associations representing many different professions ranging from attorneys and judges to law enforcement and public health officials; election officials and tax collectors to commercial real estate brokers and builders; and both traditional and alternative healthcare fields, as well as having been an association management consultant.  He is currently the Executive Director of the Washington State Chiropractic Association.

Jeff attended the University of Idaho where he earned his BS in Justice Studies, and Arizona State University where he earned his MA in Applied Ethics and the Professions (with a nonprofit management concentration).  He also attended Whittier Law School in California and Bar-Ilan University School of Law in Israel.  Jeff has served in leadership positions on numerous boards, including Pasado’s Safe Haven, where he is vice president of the largest animal rescue and sanctuary in the Pacific Northwest.

Jeff lives in Tacoma, Washington with his wife, Beth, an intellectual property and privacy attorney.



Association work can be rewarding in a number of ways—professionally, socially, intellectually, and even monetarily. That last one is a bit rarer, especially if you’re in a small to mid-sized association and if you’re not in the latter stages of your career. But it can happen, and you can do something to speed it along. It’s […]