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  • Oct 7, 2011
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(Arlington, TX) – American Mensa’s Executive Director, Pamela Donahoo, CAE, received the 2011 Distinguished Executive Award at the annual conference for the Texas Society of Association Executives.

Donahoo has served as the Executive Director of American Mensa since 1997.  Her work allows her to manage and develop the future growth of Mensa with a focus on increasing testing and membership, as well as creating a greater value of membership for a national organization of more than 57,000 members. This month, she goes to Sofia, Bulgaria for the Mensa International Board of Directors Meeting, where she joins volunteer delegates representing the United States as one of the 44 participating countries in Mensa International.

Donahoo is a Fellow of the American Society of Association Executives and a member of the Austin Customer Advisory Board.  She has served as the vice chair for both the TSAE and the American Society of Association Executives, president of the Dallas - Fort Worth Society of Executives, and has been a member (and past president) of the Richland Band Boosters.  She earned her Certified Association Executive designation in 1992.

Beth Brooks, President and CEO of the Texas Society of Association Executives, said, “This is our association’s top Executive member award and is a reflection of outstanding leadership and achievement in association management.  Distinguished Executives serve TSAE, contribute to other voluntary membership organizations and participate in civic and community affairs.  It is our great pleasure to award this honor to such an exemplary recipient.”

Based in Arlington, Texas, American Mensa is an organization for anyone who scores in the top two percent of the general population on one of over 200 standardized intelligence tests. American Mensa has 132 local chapters throughout the 50 states, District of Columbia, and all of the U.S. protectorates.  These chapters range in size from 50 members to more than 2,400 members.  For more information about Mensa or to apply for membership, call (800) 66-MENSA or visit