About Us


NYSAE At a Glance

Founded in 1919, the New York Society of Association Executives' mission is to lead in advancing and serving the profession of association and not-for-profit management.

NYSAE is the "association of associations" which are headquartered in the Tri-State region of New York, New Jersey & Connecticut. NYSAE's members are full-time paid chief executives and middle managers of trade associations, professional societies, voluntary organizations, other not-for-profit organizations and supplier firms.


The Size of the New York Association Community Tells the Story

130,000 Employees Strong

The New York association community alone employs over 130,000 people.

$5.2 Billion

NYSAE members from associations headquartered in the New York Region control over $5.2 billion a year in meetings and conventions spending as follows:


Meetings held nationally

$3.1 billion

Meetings held in New York State

$1.2 billion

Meetings held internationally

$.9 billion


$1.9 Billion

Additionally, the internal combined annual spending of the associations in New York State is estimated as follows:



$93 million 

Printing & Publishing

$100 million 

Staff Travel

$51 million

Legal Fees

$31 million

Insurance Premiums

$33 million

Accounting, Auditing

$14 million

Rent and Office Management

$1.6 billion


2018-2019 Chair
Gerard Thiers, Executive Director, ASAH


Charles Riotto, President, International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association

David Murphy MBA, CPA, Senior VP - Investments, UBS Wealth Management, The Murphy Group at UBS

Immediate Past Chair
Michael Weamer, President & CEO, The Marfan Foundation

President & CEO
Joel A. Dolci, CAE, New York Society of Association Executives

Board of Directors 
The organization is lead by the Board of Directors and are responsible for directing the organization, its finances and resources. All committees report up to a board liaison.

The committees are composed of volunteers and are charged with developing NYSAE's annual activities. The committees, made up by volunteers, are lead by a chairperson and vice chair. Each committee meets 4-6 times per year, reporting up to a board liaison.


Contact Information

New York Society of Association Executives
322 Eighth Avenue, Suite 702
New York NY 10001
Phone: 212-206-8230
Fax: 212-645-1147
Email: info@nysaenet.org