Velma R. Hart has dedicated her career to nonprofit organizations. During her 25-year
career, she has held several key positions in a variety of organizations, including those
who serve veterans, medical professionals, and environmental champions. Her
association achievements include becoming an American Society of Association
Executives (ASAE) Fellow, earning her Certified Association Executive (CAE)
designation, and serving as Past Chairman of ASAE.
While she has achieved great
success throughout her career, her passion and home is in finance, which she
considers to be the heart and soul of business, and she has the distinction of being the
first Chief Financial Officer to become ASAE Chairman.
Velma’s wealth of experience includes her military service in the US Army Reserves.
She is a former Secretarial appointee to the Advisory Committee on Women Veterans
for the Department of Veteran Affairs, and is currently a member of the Army Women’s
Foundation Planning Committee.
Known for her strategic focus in moving companies and organizations forward in their
goals, Velma is an innovative thinker with vision and leadership, which she has brought
to various nonprofit boards. Her tenure includes Treasurer for USA Cares, the Alliance
for Nonprofit Management, and the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation
In addition to proudly serving her country as well as those who benefit from her work
with associations, Velma is also a nationally known speaker and frequent commentator
for CNBC and MSNBC.