Steve Bova, CAE

Executive Director,


Steve Bova is Executive Director for Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals (FICP). His core responsibilities are to drive growth through strategic leadership, relationship building, forward looking programming and solid financial performance. He has 30+ years of senior level experience managing and leading associations.

Prior to joining FICP in 2004, Steve served as executive director of the Warehousing Education and Research Council, and as deputy executive director of DBSA – a philanthropic organization that advocates for the research and treatment of mood disorders. He also served as director of communications of the Association Forum of Chicagoland – a professional society for association executives – where he researched and wrote hundreds of articles on the business of running non-profit organizations

Steve holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Chamber’s Institutes for Organization Management at the University of Notre Dame and holds the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation – a credential that tests core competencies in the management, operation and leadership of nonprofit organizations.