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GSAE Presents
Annual Awards

presented during the Holiday
Luncheon, December 13 at SunTrust
Park. On behalf of the GSAE Awards
Committee, comprised of past GSAE
and GSAE Foundation presidents,
chairs, and previous recipients of
the Sharon Hunt Emerging Leader
Award, we are happy to share a
few reasons why the committee
chose this year's recipients. Videos
featuring the award winners
premiered at the ceremony and are
available online (
About/2017 GSAE Award Winners).
The contributions of these members
help drive GSAE's continued
success. Thank you to this year's
award recipients.

2017 Clifford M. Clarke Award
Recipient: Jim Moody, CAE

The Clifford M. Clarke Award
is GSAE's highest recognition,
bestowed upon a Georgia
association executive who
has demonstrated exemplary
personal leadership and
service. The award honors
outstanding accomplishments
and service in association
management. Established in
1969, the award is named for the

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late Clifford M. Clarke, President
Emeritus of the
Arthritis Foundation.
Jim Moody, CAE has served
as President of the Construction
Suppliers Association for 11 years.
In that time they've expanded
from an initial two states to five,
as of January 2018. Jim and his
board have focused on turning a
social organization into one that
provides meaningful business
help to its members through
benchmarking, safety and HR
services, and assistance with
generational transitions in family
businesses. CSA also stabilized its
self-insured worker's compensation
fund so it provides a solid return
for members and the association.
Previously, Jim served in executive
roles with the Building Owners and
Managers Association of Atlanta
and GSAE. He began his association
career with the American College
of Rheumatology.
Jim is a consensus-builder and
a noted NICE devil's advocate.
He volunteers, both within his
community and within GSAE. He
was the 2012 Chairman of the
GSAE Board of Directors, served
as a presenter and panelist for
both the Leadership Academy and
the CAE Study Group, and has
mentored numerous association
rock stars. He was named one of
GSAE's 90 Movers & Shakers in
2007, a GSAE Superlative in 2017,
and has received several awards
including the Alan R. Johnson
Award for servant leadership and
the Skelton-Massey Award for
helping GSAE grow in size and
Jim exemplifies the highest
ideals and standards of our

shared profession. Please join us in
congratulating him.

2017 Alan R. Johnson Award
Recipient: Abit Massey, CAE

The Alan R. Johnson Award,
established in 1994 and named
in memory of a past chair of the
GSAE Foundation, is given to an
association executive in Georgia
who has demonstrated qualities
of teamwork, vision and servant
Abit has served the association
community for many, many years.
He's a past president of both ASAE
and GSAE, an ASAE fellow, Clifford
M. Clarke Award winner, a 14
time winner of our membership
recruitment award, and most
recently, a 2017 GSAE Superlative.
In his local community, Abit
and his wife Kayanne work in the
Gainesville First Baptist Church
Nursery during Sunday School hour
and are in rotation two Sundays a
month as greeters and ushers for
the 8:30 service. He is President of
Junior Achievement of Northeast
Georgia, Chair of Advisory Council
for United Way of Hall County
and Chair of the Georgia Games
Abit's support of our state's
precious resources is boundless. He
is Chair of the Franklin D. Roosevelt
Warm Springs Memorial Advisory
Committee, Chair of Friends of
Healan's-Head's Mill, a partnership
with Hall County to preserve and
restore a grist mill built in the
1850s on the North Oconee River.
In addition, he is Immediate Past

Connections - Winter 2018

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Connections - Winter 2018

GSAE News & Events
New Members
Living Legends: Jim Fowler, CAE; David Ellis, CAE; and Tara Morrison, CAE, CMP
Moving a Convention with Two Weeks’ Notice
What to Do First in an Active Security Threat
GSAE Presents Annual Awards
GSAE 100th Anniversary Gala & Holiday Luncheon
Meetings Tips & Tricks
Destination: Sandestin, Panama City, Gulf Shores & Orange Beach
Choices: Graduation Has Meaning
Index of Advertisers
Connections - Winter 2018 - Intro
Connections - Winter 2018 - cover1
Connections - Winter 2018 - cover2
Connections - Winter 2018 - 3
Connections - Winter 2018 - 4
Connections - Winter 2018 - 5
Connections - Winter 2018 - GSAE News & Events
Connections - Winter 2018 - 7
Connections - Winter 2018 - New Members
Connections - Winter 2018 - Living Legends: Jim Fowler, CAE; David Ellis, CAE; and Tara Morrison, CAE, CMP
Connections - Winter 2018 - 10
Connections - Winter 2018 - 11
Connections - Winter 2018 - Moving a Convention with Two Weeks’ Notice
Connections - Winter 2018 - 13
Connections - Winter 2018 - 14
Connections - Winter 2018 - 15
Connections - Winter 2018 - What to Do First in an Active Security Threat
Connections - Winter 2018 - 17
Connections - Winter 2018 - GSAE Presents Annual Awards
Connections - Winter 2018 - 19
Connections - Winter 2018 - 20
Connections - Winter 2018 - GSAE 100th Anniversary Gala & Holiday Luncheon
Connections - Winter 2018 - 22
Connections - Winter 2018 - 23
Connections - Winter 2018 - Meetings Tips & Tricks
Connections - Winter 2018 - 25
Connections - Winter 2018 - Destination: Sandestin, Panama City, Gulf Shores & Orange Beach
Connections - Winter 2018 - 27
Connections - Winter 2018 - Choices: Graduation Has Meaning
Connections - Winter 2018 - 29
Connections - Winter 2018 - Index of Advertisers
Connections - Winter 2018 - cover3
Connections - Winter 2018 - cover4