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. 

Celebrate 2016 Achievements! 
ESSAE knows the great deal of time, effort and talent association staff invest in the programs and services they provide to their members. On Thursday, February 9, 2017 we will acknowledge and celebrate innovation and excellence by sharing the models and benchmarks of your association peers! Sponsorship opportunities for the Awards Banquet are now available! 



2017 Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet
Book your accommodations for ESSAE's upcoming Meeting & Awards Banquet!

Writers and Speakers Wanted!
Do you like to blog? Do you have articles you would like to share with ESSAE members? ... 

ESSAE Committees Provide New Opportunities  
ESSAE has embarked on an ambitious strategic initiative with one overarching goal in mind ...


Interested in becoming a member of ESSAE? 
Click below to learn more about our Member Benefits!

Association Member Benefits 
Supplier Member Benefits 

Questions? Comments? Suggestions?
Contact our Executive Director Vanessa LaClair at Vanessa@essae.org 

Membership, Marketing & Events Specialist
Rebecca Sheehan at Rebecca@essae.org