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GSAE Presents Annual Awards
GSAE'S ANNUAL AWARDS were presented during our holiday luncheon December 10 at the Georgia Aquarium. "Our
award recipients this year are being recognized for their significant contributions to the success of the society.
Each has given their time, energy and talent to support GSAE's mission and goals, and we are grateful," said
Wendy Kavanagh, CAE, President.
This year's recipients include the following GSAE members:
clifford m. clarke award:
alan r. johnson award:
Gabriel Eckert, CAE, Executive Director,
Building Owners and Managers Association
of Georgia. The Cliff Clarke Award is GSAE's
highest level of recognition and is given to
the association executive in Georgia who
has demonstrated exemplary personal
leadership and service to his or her own
association, the association community
and the general community.
Ragan Cohn, CAE, Vice President, National
Commission on Certification of Physician
Assistants. The Alan R. Johnson Award,
established in 1994 and named in memory
of a past chair of the GSAE Foundation, is
presented in honor of a member who exhibits
the ability to influence others by modeling
positive behavior, gaining cooperation
from others and fostering creativity and
Peggy Seigler, MPA, CDME, Vice President
of Sales and Marketing, Augusta
Convention & Visitors Bureau. GSAE's
Corporate Member Representative
of the Year Award is presented to a
corporate member who has demonstrated
outstanding and continuous service to,
involvement with and support of the
association community in Georgia, and of
GSAE and the GSAE Foundation.
sharon hunt emerging
LeeAnne Minnick, Director of Member
Services & Technology, SAIS. The award is
named in honor of past president Sharon
Hunt, CAE, to recognize her contributions
to our industry, especially in the areas of
mentorship and education. It is presented
annually by GSAE to an association
executive with less than ten years of
experience who demonstrates leadership
through service to GSAE, their own
association and to their community.
the stephen styron award:
Amy kane, Director, Core Programs,
Rheumatology Research Foundation.
katie Brown, Members Services &
Communications Manager, Associated
Builders & Contractors of Georgia.
The Stephen Styron Award is presented
annually in honor of one of GSAE's past
presidents. This award is given to the Shared
Interest Group (SIG) or committee leaders
who the current president feels have done the
most outstanding job.
David Trust, CAE, CEO, Professional
Photographers of America.
Given annually in honor of two of GSAE's
Jeff Sabourin, National Account
Executive, PRG Atlanta. The Chair's
Award is presented to the member whom
the president feels has made the most
outstanding contribution to the Society,
advancing the aims, ideals and standards
of GSAE and association management.
karl kirsch, CAE, Vice President,
The Skelton-Massey Award recognizes
the members who sponsor the most new
members, strengthening GSAE in size and
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Connections - Winter 2015
Message from the Chair
GSAE News & Events
Improve Outcomes with Data-Driven Decisions
Member Surveys: Getting Back to Basics
Your Data Tells You What Members Want; Use It
Hacking for Your Mission
GSAE Presents Annual Awards
Destination Planner: Meet Charleston
Choices: The Data Are In?
Index of Advertisers
Connections - Winter 2015