Onward and Upward with the Digital Analytics Association

By June Dershewitz posted 07-23-2020 10:41 AM

I’m here to share that I’ve recently become the President of the Board of the Digital Analytics Association (DAA).

Beyond my day job, volunteer work is something I’ve always enjoyed. It’s gratifying to build connections with people around a shared mission, knowing that everyone who gives their time to the cause is there for reasons that go beyond basic monetary compensation. I’m proud of what we accomplish together.

If you’re not familiar with DAA, it’s a 5000-member nonprofit association centered around professional development and community for data analysts. I could go on about all of the DAA’s member benefits, but I am most excited about the work of our newly-formed Anti-Racism Task Force, as well as our annual DAA OneConference event which will be held online this October.

Personally, I joined the association when it launched (then as WAA) in 2004, and I’ve been involved ever since. As a volunteer, I have done hands-on work to define the DAA’s local chapter program, plan award ceremonies, structure sponsorship deals, and develop the CWA certification exam. I first served on the DAA’s Board between 2008-2012, and then returned to the Board in 2019 as a member of the Executive Committee. Now I get to lead DAA as President.

It’s a challenging time to take the role, given the societal and economic issues that we're all facing, but it’s also full of opportunity. We’re finding creative ways to come together as a community (all virtual, at least for now!), and we continue to do our part to support the DAA’s members in their pursuit of career development. One of my responsibilities as President is to create the association’s strategic plan for 2021. If you’ve got ideas about how DAA could maximize our positive impact on the analytics industry, post here and let me know!


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