James Wilkinson

James Wilkinson
Professional Society
Executive Leader

Suburban Maryland, USA


MemberWNG Nonprofit Leadership Forum (NLF) Leadership Committee
ModeratorConvening Virtual Conferences: A Discussion of Best Practices

James Wilkinson MA CAE is a seasoned nonprofit servant leader. Currently he serves on the Leadership Committee of the WNG Nonprofit Leadership Forum, as well as the Board of Directors of an environmental NGO, Climate First. From 2015-2020, he served as Executive Director of the Society for Vascular Ultrasound, where he grew membership by 30%, set up a Foundation, and transitioned the organization into research activities. Prior to that, he served as Vice President for Strategy and Growth at the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC), and as Executive Director at Washington International Trade Association (WITA), where membership and sponsorships doubled during his decade-long tenure. He is a holder of the prestigious Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). He holds a Masters in Organizational Leadership, and Bachelor’s degrees in Education and English Literature. He lives with his family outside Washington, D.C. in suburban Maryland.