The Global Cold Chain Alliance’s (GCCA) President & CEO Matthew Ott, M.S., CAE, CMP, has been selected for ASAE’s 2021 Class of Fellows. This esteemed recognition is awarded to less than one percent of ASAE’s membership, which includes 7,300 organizations and 42,000 individuals. Being named to this year’s class, Matt is recognized for his work and leadership at GCCA, in addition to his accomplishments as an association executive and volunteer for nearly two decades.

“It’s truly an honor to be named to this year’s 2021 Class of ASAE Fellows, especially in the impressive company of my peers. I take great pride in leading by example, helping organizations and their members achieve excellent results, all while serving the greater association community. I thank ASAE and the ASAE Fellows Selection Committee for including me in this class of inspiring leaders,” said Ott.

The 2021 ASAE Fellows join 273 association industry professionals who have received this designation since the program's inception in 1986. The Fellows program bestows an honorary recognition upon exceptional association leaders making noteworthy and sustained contributions of leadership to their organizations, ASAE and the association management profession. Those who are named ASAE Fellows are committed to contributing continued leadership and service to the association community.

About the Global Cold Chain Alliance

Comprised of its Core Partners, including the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW), the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), the International Refrigerated Transportation Association (IRTA), and the Controlled Environment Building Association (CEBA), the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) represents all major industries engaged in temperature-controlled logistics. GCCA unites all partners to be innovative leaders in the temperature-controlled products industry. 

About ASAE

ASAE is a membership organization of more than 48,000 association executives and industry partners representing 7,400 organizations. Since it was established 100 years ago, its members have and continue to lead, manage, and work in or partner with organizations in more than a dozen association management disciplines, from executive management to finance to technology. With the support of the ASAE Research Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge, and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession and provides resources, education, ideas, and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community.