From Temp to President: Reflections from an Inspiring Path to Association Leadership

June 5, 2024

with Leakhena Swett

Bringing over two decades of experience in serving association members, Leakhena Swett joins the Six Degrees of Associations Podcast this week for a conversation with our host, Lucas McCann.

Leakhena is the newly appointed President of the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) and shares her fascinating career journey with us in today’s episode. Starting as a temp at the Irrigation Association, she navigated through various roles, ultimately finding her passion in association management.

During the interview, Leakhena reflects on her ascent within ILTA, from building their membership department to eventually taking on the role of interim president and, finally, president. She emphasizes the importance of relationship-building through meaningful member interactions and active listening and shares the valuable lessons she has learned along the way.