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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 innovative thinking. corporate member representative award: 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 leader award: 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. skelton-massey award: David Trust, CAE, CEO, Professional Photographers of America. Given annually in honor of two of GSAE's past presidents. chair's award: 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. 23 Winter 15 karl kirsch, CAE, Vice President, Meeting Expectations. The Skelton-Massey Award recognizes the members who sponsor the most new members, strengthening GSAE in size and effectiveness. connections 23

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Connections - Winter 2015

Message from the Chair
GSAE News & Events
New Members
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
GSAE events
Destination Planner: Meet Charleston
Choices: The Data Are In?
Index of Advertisers

Connections - Winter 2015