Palestrante | ANN TURNER 

ANN TURNER 

PhD, CAE, FASAE. Executive director of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) in Memphis, TN. Dr. Turner has been a Certified Association Executive (CAE) since 1989 and was awarded Fellow status in the American Society of Association Executives in 2006.
With over 40 years of experience in association management, health care administration, and education, Dr. Ann Turner has served her communities in various manners. She is currently the executive director of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) in Memphis, TN.  Prior to her current position, she served in various capacities for healthcare, rehabilitation and educational associations.  She began her career in the educational arena and has taught and conducted research at the secondary school and university levels as well as worked in community based services and adult continuing education programs.  Dr. Turner earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee, a Masters of Education from the Pennsylvania State University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Community Systems Planning and Development also from Penn State.  Dr. Turner has been a Certified Association Executive (CAE) since 1989 and was awarded Fellow status in the American Society of Association Executives in 2006. She served on the Board of Directors for ASAE and the ASAE Foundation 2011 – 2013 and currently serves on the ASAE Foundation Research Committee. Ann served as a community member of the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center IACUC from 2006 - 2016. She currently serves as Chair of the Elders in her church and sings in the church sanctuary choir.

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