Outstanding Association/Non-Profit Executive


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This Outstanding Association/Non-Profit Executive Award, established in 1984 and awarded yearly, recognizes an executive who has contributed significantly to the advancement of the association management profession as a key leader in a philanthropic, professional or trade organization and has demonstrated outstanding achievement in advancing the mission of that organization.

The criteria for this award are:

  • Makes significant contributions to the advancement of the association management profession as a current executive in a philanthropic, professional or trade organization within the tri-state area;
  • Demonstrates outstanding achievement in advancing the mission of his/her organization;
  • Shows commitment to professional, civic, community, and charitable organizations through sustained volunteer service;
  • Acknowledges the NYSAE mission of leading and advancing the association management profession within the tri-state area;
  • Is eligible for current regular membership in NYSAE.

Past Recipients

  • 2017 Jeffrey L. Reynolds, PhD, CEAP, SAP
  • 2016 Terry Lawler
  • 2015 Carter Keithley
  • 2014 Jack Lund
  • 2013 David Teisler, CAE
  • 2012 Joanne Barry, CAE
  • 2011 Michael P. Kercheval
  • 2010 Holly J. Koenig
  • 2009 William Murray
  • 2008 Claire Rosenzweig, CAE
  • 2007 William J. Forrester
  • 2006 Lucy Cabrera, Ph.D., CAE
  • 2005 Roberta M. McGowan, CAE
  • 2004 Marsha Block, CAE, CFRE
  • 2003 Joan Campbell, CAE
  • 2002 Mary Jane Eimer, CAE
  • 2001 David L. Belden, Ph.D., P.E.
  • 2000 Edward H. Gordon
  • 1999 Joseph E. Spinnato, CAE
  • 1998 Michael L. Weamer, CAE
  • 1997 Robert O. Lehrman
  • 1996 Christine E. Burke, CAE
  • 1995 Edward D. Hendricks, CAE
  • 1994 Wells B. Jones, CAE, CFRE
  • 1993 Marie T. Rossi,CAE
  • 1992 James F. Marquart, CAE
  • 1991 Robert V. Piemonte, EdD, CAE
  • 1990 Thomas McKee, CAE
  • 1989 Dadie Perlov, CAE
  • 1988 Joseph D. Madden, CAE
  • 1987 William Dirzulaitis, CAE
  • 1986 Edith Ewenstein, CAE
  • 1985 Julie Gibouleau, CAE - Deceased
  • 1984 Mary Ann Tuft, CAE