A Jefferson cup from the association’s early days as the American Association of State Social Work Boards Three ASWB staff members pictured in 1997. Tanya Carpenter and Pam Hoffman are both still on staff. Expansion of ASWB’s original headquarters in Culpeper, 1996 An early (1982) newsletter from the association Computer testing circa 1995 CEO Mary Jo Monahan began her involvement with ASWB as a volunteer. ASWB volunteers from the 1990s The association added the Candidate Registration Center (now Candidate Services) in the mid-1990s. Celebrating 40 years The 2019 annual meeting featured a doughnut wall to celebrate 40 years. Custom cookies at the 2019 education conference featured ASWB’s knot logo. ASWB celebrated 40 years with custom cakes at the annual meeting welcome dinner in November 2019. Taking advantage of the Florida weather, 2019 annual meeting attendees enjoyed a special Caribbean-themed lunch outdoors. The 2019 annual meeting featured an elegant welcome dinner to celebrate 40 years of ASWB’s service to its members. At both the 2019 education conference and the annual meeting, attendees tested their knowledge of ASWB history and trivia at the trivia wheel. At the 2019 annual meeting, President Tim Brown, CEO Mary Jo Monahan, and President-elect Harold Dean announced Monahan’s decision to retire from ASWB in the spring of 2020. ASWB’s mission is to provide support and services to the social work regulatory community to advance safe, competent, and ethical practices to strengthen public protection. Vision: All social workers are licensed in order to protect clients and client systems.