Robert D. Taflinger, CAE is the Manager of Development and Special Projects for the American Health Lawyers Association, the nation's largest, nonpartisan, 501(c)3 educational organization devoted to legal issues in the health care field. Robert has an extensive background in general financial and marketing affairs, including experience in implementing financial systems, strategies, processes and controls, branding, distilling value, overcoming objections and securing deals. He is a skilled technology user in areas of database development, financial and membership software management, and vendor relationship management for 501c3 and 501c7 corporations. Robert has demonstrated success in managing outsourced vendor services, identifying innovative solutions, systems and process improvements proven to increase efficiency, customer satisfaction and the bottom line. He is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and AFP-DC Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He became a Certified Association Executive (CAE) in January 2009 and has a Certificate in Fund Raising Management from The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.