Nealy Wheat Joins ASNT as New Chief Financial Officer

10 January 2024

(Columbus, OH) The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) announces that it has hired Nealy Wheat, CAE, SPHR, to serve as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). As CFO, Wheat will oversee accounting, investments, and business operations. 

“Nealy’s extensive global association management and financial experience will be a significant asset to ASNT,” said Neal J. Couture, CAE, ASNT Chief Executive Officer. “As a member of the executive leadership team, Nealy will contribute to ASNT’s mission, driving innovation and opportunities for our members and driving efficiencies across the organization as we fuel our next stage of growth.”  

Wheat joins ASNT with more than 20 years of association management experience, spanning statewide trade and professional organizations, international, charitable foundations, and chambers of commerce.  

“I am truly grateful to join this incredible team of association and NDT professionals,” said Wheat. “I look forward to contributing to the continued growth of ASNT and to the advancement of the nondestructive testing field." 

Wheat is a graduate of the University of West Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Management. She earned a Master of Public Administration in Nonprofit Administration from Kennesaw State University. She is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).  

About ASNT   

ASNT is the association for nondestructive testing (NDT) professionals committed to making the world a safer place. NDT professionals detect irregularities, flaws, and defects in materials, components, and structures that could compromise the safety, reliability, or functionality of an object or structure. Established in 1941, ASNT supports members with certifications, professional development, industry insights, advocacy, events, publications, and networking opportunities, and is focused on fostering the growth of future generations of NDT professionals through the ASNT Foundation. Serving more than 22 000 members and certificate holders worldwide, ASNT is the largest technical society for NDT professionals. ASNT is based in Columbus, Ohio, with offices in Houston, Texas, and Chennai, India.   

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