MARLTON, N.J. – Francis Shane, who has considerable
experience in association management, was named executive
director of the National Limousine Association.
He most recently served as executive director of the
International Roots Conference, a company specializing in
running family research conferences. Prior to that, he was
executive director of the National Genealogical Society,
managing its $2.5 million annual budget and supervising a
staff of 14.
He previously was president of a consulting firm that
managed political candidate campaigns, corporate-issue
campaigns and gross-roots issue campaigns.
Shane also has served as executive vice president of a
citizens’ lobbying organization and worked in senior jobs
for two building-industry associations in Pennsylvania.
Shane is a board member of the Foundation for International
Meetings. He also is a member of the American Society of
Association Executives, the Professional Convention
Management Association, the Association of Fundraising
Professionals and the Greater Washington Society of
He will work out of the NLA’s headquarters in Marlton, N.J.
Shane was selected following a detailed search for
candidates by the NLA board of directors and Bobit
Publishing, which manages the association. He succeeds Tom
Mazza, who left the NLA to pursue other business interests
in the limousine industry.