Gregory J. Fine, FASAE, CAE

  • Global Nonprofit Strategist
  • Revenue Creator
  • Technology Solutions Designer
  • Foresight Practitioner
  • Certification/Accreditation Expert
  • Governance Innovator

greg fineDan has 25 years of experience helping people and businesses solve complex challenges and reach new levels of success. Dan has assisted a variety of organizations with strategic, governance, legal, and executive staff issues including creating meaningful CEO evaluations.

Dan was as a partner at the Chicago law firm of Much Shelist where he worked with Boards, CEOs and other senior executives develop legal and business strategies and frameworks to support organizational goals and objectives. Some clients were large not-for-profit organizations, such as The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the leading global IT trade association serving the IT industry. Dan also served as the CEO of the International Legal Technology Association.

Dan is passionate about the not-for-profit community and helping not-for-profit organizations achieve their full potential. Dan helps clients develop sustainable domestic and international organizational strategies, develop and implement technology solutions, formulate and adapt governance structures to support organizational goals, create or expand certification and accreditation programs and develop successful non-dues revenue programs.

Dan is also the CEO and Managing Attorney of NFP Counsel LLC, a licensed law firm offering not-for-profit clients targeted, high quality, managed legal services. Cohesive legal, business, and strategic planning go hand-in-hand at not-for-profit organizations and Dan’s holistic approach helps organizations create the most impactful strategies while avoiding pitfalls. Current TI clients receive preferred pricing for all legal services from NFP Counsel.

  • CEO, International Legal Technology Association
  • Chief Legal Officer, Senior Vice President, Industry Relations and Secretary, CompTIA, Inc.
  • Principal, Much Shelist
  • Chair of Certification Committee, CompTIA, Inc.
  • Recognized by Inside Counsel as IC10 award winner for innovative use of technology in legal operations
  • General Counsel, Board Director and Secretary Chair, Chicago Tech Academy
  • Volunteer Counsel, Lawyers for the Creative Arts
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law – Not-for-Profit Law, Policy, and Governance

        With 30+ years of successfully helping organizations grow and prosper; combined with boundless energy, passion and enthusiasm, Greg’s collaborative approach delivers the insight, strategies, and resources necessary to turn intent into action. With a reputation for organizational change and innovation, his diverse and successful career has provides deep and comprehensive expertise that informs all of his work.

        His practice areas include: strategic planning, volunteer leadership training, governance, and executive capacity building. His service as faculty for the ASAE CEO Symposium and U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Organizational Management feeds a deep passion for helping others succeed, teaching, and mentoring. 

        Drawing upon his professional journey and wanderlust, Greg offers a variety of presentations on topics including: Executive Self-Care; The Digital Nomad Experience: Leadership Development/Aspiring Leaders; Multi-generational Strategies/The Workforce of the Future; Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI) and Strategic Governance.

        New sessions include:

        • “Superhero’s Die Too” 
        • “Unlocking the Impact and Power of Mood”
        • “Leadership Lessons From Safari”

        Prior to joining Tecker, he served as the CEO of CCIM Institute, a 13,000-member international professional association and before that, he was global CEO of the Turnaround Management Association. 

        A respected and engaged volunteer leader, he was a member of the ASAE and ASAE Foundation Boards, Association Media & Publishing Board – including tenure as president, the DigitalNow Advisory Group, and the Chamber’s Association Committee of 100.  He is prolific writer and speaker, most recently co-authoring a chapter in Professional Practices in Association Management (4th edition 2021).Growing up in Missoula, Montana, Greg was a leader from his earliest years. This included becoming one of the state’s youngest elected officials in history when, at age 18, he was elected to the Missoula County High Schools Board of Trustees. He was re-elected twice and served as Board Chair. He is a graduate of The University of Montana with a BA in PSc and History Minor, is an avid world traveler, and an award-winning amateur poet. A “Digital Nomad” his current basecamp is in Scottsdale, AZ.

        • 2017 Association Forum “Inspiring Leader” award
        • 2009 “Young and Aspiring Association Professional” by Association TRENDS
        • Angerosa Research Foundation’s inaugural “Publishing Trendsetter”
        • Crain’s Chicago 2020 Notable LGBTQ Executives.
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