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Sherrill Rude, CAE

vice president - advocacy

Sherrill Rude joined the Indiana CPA Society staff in 2007 and currently serves as the Society’s vice president - advocacy. She is responsible for overseeing advocacy and leadership programs, including serving as treasurer for the Indiana CPA-PAC, working with regulatory agencies, member volunteers of the Government Relations Advisory Council and Tax Resource Advisory Council. Rude also oversees the INCPAS Leadership Cabinet and Emerging Leaders Alliance, career awareness and diversity initiatives.

Before joining the Society, Rude spent 14 years with the Indiana Pork Producers Association. Serving most recently as their director of marketing, she was responsible for member education, communications, marketing and consumer education. Rude served on the National Pork Board’s Food Safety Task Force, Demand Enhancement Committee and Strategic Planning Task Force. She was an advisor to the Purdue Food & Nutrition Sub-Committee and a founding member of the Indiana Ag Resource Council. As an association program consultant, Rude developed and managed various programs for the Michigan and Kentucky Pork Producers Associations, the Indiana Soybean Alliance, Center for Food Integrity, Intentional Leadership and the Indiana Primary Health Care Association.

Rude received her bachelor’s degree from the College of St. Rose in Albany, N.Y., and majored in elementary education. She received her Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in January 2009. Rude is a member of the American Society of Association Executives. She served as an executive committee and board member for the Indiana Society of Association Executives. In 2003, she was awarded the Association Professional of the Year award by ISAE.