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President of Georgia Women of
Achievement, which every year
honors exceptional women who are
a continuing inspiration.
Amazingly, he is also serving as
a member of the Board of Directors
and the Executive Committee of
the University of Georgia Research
Foundation and enjoying working
every day with the Georgia Poultry
Federation and its President
Mike Giles.

in her association management
skills, volunteers at every turn, and
is also just a lot of fun to be around!
And isn't that what all association
executives should strive to be?"

2017 Stephen Styron Award Recipient:
Jennie Nesspor, CAE

2017 Chair's Award Recipient:
Lori K. Spear, CAE

2017 Sharon Hunt Emerging Leader
Award Recipient: Julia Boyd, CAE

The Sharon Hunt Emerging
Leader Award is presented to an
association executive with ten years
or less of experience in associations
who demonstrates leadership
through service to GSAE, their own
association and to their community.
The award was named in 2014 to
honor past president Sharon Hunt,
CAE, who mentored a generation of
association leaders during
her career.
Julia served as Chair the CAE
Study Group in 2017 and previously
led GSAE's Emerging Professionals
Shared Interest Group. Julia is a
member of ASAE and holds the
Certified Association Executive
designation. Julia graduated from
GSAE's Leadership Academy in 2016
and serves on the 2018 Board
of Directors.
Said the member who nominated
her, "I wanted to nominate Julia for
every GSAE award. This association
likes to talk about promoting
association rock stars ... we've got
one in Julia. She's extremely bright

The Chair's Award is presented
to the member that the chair feels
has made a significant contribution
to the Society, advancing the aims,
ideals and standards of GSAE and
association management.
While Lori's accomplishments
are many-she is a Certified
Association Executive, a past
president of GSAE, a 2017 GSAE
Superlative, and a recipient of
the Clifford M. Clarke Award
-she is being recognized this
year for her contributions to the
enormously successful "Pay the
Pig" program. Implementing an
idea created with our partners at
the Charleston Area Convention
& Visitors Bureau in 2015, Lori
and her team of volunteers and
sponsors, including Map Dynamics,
have raised over $8,000 to benefit
local charities in our host cities.
2017 Chair Tara Morrison, CAE,
CMP said, "Lori's commitment to
supporting our charitable work in
local communities is unwavering
and endlessly creative. She
added ribbons to the Pay the Pig
promotion this year on her own
dime, and I believe they were gone
by the end of the first day. Staff
could not pull off such a successful
fundraiser without Lori's
leadership."

The Stephen Styron Award is
presented in honor of one of GSAE's
past presidents. This award is
given to the volunteer leader the
current chair feels has done the most
outstanding job.
As chair of the Table Hosts
Committee in 2017, Jennie's
enthusiasm and support of GSAE
allowed us to engage members in an
authentic, personal way. In addition,
she appeared in a video promoting
the Foundation's internship program.
Jennie helps GSAE succeed in one of
our most important areas-creating
opportunities to build meaningful
relationships in the association
community. We appreciate her
contributions this year to connect
leaders and advance associations.

2017 Peggy Seigler Corporate
Member of the Year Recipient:
Jeff Sabourin, PRG

The Peggy Seigler Corporate
Member of the Year is presented
to the corporate supplier member
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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
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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
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