Tim Hopkins, CAE

Tim Hopkins, CAE, is a senior consultant at McKinley Advisors, an award-winning association consulting firm that helps mission-driven organizations by providing strategic guidance, research and insights, business transformation assistance, and membership and marketing services.

Tim has over 16 years of experience as a leader in associations and nonprofits, helping lead digital transformations, strategic planning and implementation, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. Before joining McKinley Advisors in 2020, he served as Director of Digital Center for the International Association of Fire Chiefs, and staff lead on DEI efforts, including a key role in helping launch and lead the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Diversity Executive Leadership Program (iDELP) to foster a more diverse and inclusive organization and fire/EMS industry.

Tim earned his bachelor’s degree in Information Science from Christopher Newport University, located in Newport News, Virginia. He holds the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation, the highest professional credential in the association industry, provided by ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership.