The St. Louis Chapter selected Mr. Clote for his outstanding support in helping them with several key elements in their strategic planning and marketing strategies. This is an opportunity to recognize a business that has provided extra support for our members, chapter, and association.
According to President C. Joyce Hawkins, “publicity is one of the most difficult areas a chapter has, especially in a large metropolitan area where competition for space is driven by the budget an organization has. However, this has changed for our chapter in the past two years thanks to this year’s recipient.”
Mr. Clote has also served on their Executive Advisory Board since 2009. The idea of lending his support and expertise is not foreign to Mr. Clote. In addition to his support to St. Louis Chapter, he also serves on several other boards. He currently is on the Advisory Board of Saint Louis University School for Professional Studies, Board President of the American Indian Enterprise & Business Council, St. Louis Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, International Special Events Society (ISES), and dozens of lodging, attraction, and chamber organizations.
The award for Outstanding Support replaced the St. Louis Chapter’s Executive of the Year award that has been given to several outstanding Fortune 500 Executives in the St. Louis area that have supported the administrative professional board of directors with their expertise on everything from how to successfully run a board to writing and administering a strategic plan.
The International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) is a 501 (c) (6) registered not-for-profit professional association for office professionals with approximately 22,000 members and affiliates and over 500 chapters worldwide. The association works in partnership with employers to promote excellence. Membership includes administrative assistants, executive secretaries, office coordinators, information specialists, any title related to administrative professional, educators, and businesses who support IAAP members on their Pathway to Excellence. The association is run by its members who elect leaders at the international, division, and chapter levels. The International Board of Directors establishes the direction of the association, with the day-to-day operation accomplished by an Executive Director hired by the board and necessary staff to accomplish the needs of the association.
St. Louis Chapter has earned a wide-spread reputation for being innovative and for professional achievement. At the Chapter level we continue to offer our members a unique blend of key development opportunities that include well-tuned educational programs and several leadership development opportunities.
Over the years, St. Louis Chapter IAAP Community involvement has included working with the following non-profit entities.
• Bucket Brigade in 1945 to aid World War II Veterans
• Salvation Army, including being Bell Ringers for over 40 years
• Channel 9 PBS Pledge Drive – manned the telephones
• Arthritis Foundation
• March of Dimes – walked a lot of miles
• Edgewood Center for Children and Families
• St. Louis Crisis Nursery
• Boys & Girls Town of Missouri, now Great Circle
• Box Tops for Education
If you are interested, in learning more about the St. Louis Chapter, please contact the membership chair at membership@iaap-