Daniel Martinage, CAE, joined the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) as executive director in January 2013. A Certified Association Executive (CAE) since 1987, he has served as chief executive officer of several associations and professional societies including the International Coach Federation, National Council for the Multifamily Housing Industry and the Institute of Management Consultants. Martinage also served on the faculty for the Center for Nonprofit Advancement and as a reviewer and judge for “The Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management.”
He holds a master’s degree in science, technology and public policy and a bachelor’s degree in political science and speech communication—both from The George Washington University. As a GW student, Martinage got some rare opportunities at a young age. In the early ‘70s, he interned on Capitol Hill for the first Jesuit priest to become a US Congressman—Rev. Robert Drinan—from Martinage’s home state of Massachusetts. Martinage also attended Watergate hearings on Capitol Hill. And in 1987, he took a year-long sabbatical and backpacked around the globe.