Welcome to ESSAE!

ESSAE. Guide. Empower. Lead.
The Empire State Society of Association Executives (ESSAE) is a nonprofit professional organization for persons engaged in the management of voluntary trade and professional organizations. ESSAE provides quality educational, leadership, and professional development opportunities to association executives and supplier members, to encourage high professional standards in the management of associations. ESSAE membership comprises over 475 members statewide and is an approved provider of continuing education for those holding the CAE designation. 

Only 6 Booths remain on the Trade Show Floor!

Register online to reserve your booth today!

eLearning Series Now Available!

Earning CAE and CMP hours, increasing your knowledge, training your staff, and finding potential speakers has never been easier! The Empire State Society of Association Executives is pleased to announce a new online education partnership with more than 25 other SAEs across the country which will connect you with the top speakers and programs in the industry from your home or office. We invite you to browse through the catalog and register for one of our upcoming live webinars!

2017 Compensation & Benefits Study - Order Online!

A must-read for association CEO's, CFO's, board members and human resource professionals. The Empire State Society of Association Executives Study was produced with the Association Societies Alliance and Whorton Marketing & Research and includes data from 1,315 association across the US, including members and non-members of 26 Societies of Association Executives.The national study compares compensation across states for 39 positions. The full national and state reports present detailed compensation overall by budget and staff ranges, geographic scope and membership structure, and by state. 



2017 Partnership Opportunities - Updated April 2017

Post to the Job Board
Have a job opening?
Post it to the ESSAE Job Board by completing the online form!

Board Chair’s Message
A message from Thomas Coté, MBA, CAE, ESSAE Chair of the Board

Call for Speakers
Looking for speakers for ESSAE's Programs! ... 

ESSAE Committees Provide New Opportunities  
Join a committee today! ...

Mark Your Calendars! 

Association Advocacy Day
Monday, May 8, 2017
Albany, NY

2017 Annual Conference & Trade Show
Attendee and Exhibitor registration open! 
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Albany Capital Center, Albany, NY
Sponsorship Options (NEW!)
Exhibitor Details - Only 8 Booths Remain!

Association Leadership Academy
September 22, 2017 through May 18, 2018
New York State School Boards Association
Latham, NY