James P. Low, who served as president of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) from 1965 until 1981, died in his home in Great Falls, Va., on Oct. 11.
Conducted into the Convention Industry Council (CIC) Hall of Leaders in 1985 for his ASAE service, Low will be remembered by associations as a "community champion," according to ASAE.
"ASAE joins the association community as we mourn together the loss of our close friend and mentor, Jim Low," ASAE President and CEO John H. Graham IV said in a statement. "Jim served as president of ASAE from 1965 to 1981 and accomplished a great deal of work for our community. During his strong and dynamic tenure, he elevated the image of our profession and the important role associations play in America. His achievements and life-long commitment to the association profession left a significant mark on our community, and will continue to shape our work. Please join ASAE in expressing our sincere condolences to the Low family."
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of James Low to either HEROES, Inc., 1100 G Street, NW, suite 300, Washington, DC 20005 or St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church.
Visitation for Low will be held Friday, Oct. 15, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Money and King Funeral Home in Vienna, Va. A funeral mass will follow on Saturday, Oct. 16, at St. Catherine's Church in Great Falls, Va.