The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) has announced Velma R. Hart, FASAE, CAE, as chief operating officer (COO) of the institute and the CSI Foundation.
Hart will be responsible for overseeing the administrative and operational functions of the organization, while also managing the CSI Foundation, which supports research, education, and scholarship.
“Velma’s wealth of experience working with associations will enhance our ability to drive results and deliver a consistently excellent experience for our stakeholders,” said CSI’s CEO, Mark N. Dorsey, FASAE, CAE. “Not only will Velma bring a stronger focus on member engagement, but also provide staff management expertise that will help the institute achieve superior results for our employees and vendors.”
Hart will leave her role as chief financial officer (CFO) for the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF) in May to join CSI.
During her 25-year career, Hart has held key positions in a variety of organizations, including those who serve veterans, medical professionals, and environmental advocates. Her association achievements include becoming an American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Fellow, earning her Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation, and serving as past chair of ASAE.