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. 

Association Leadership Academy - Register Online
We are pleased to announce the relaunch of the Association Leadership Academy, an eight-month accelerated program for association executives and emerging executives in the association management field. Space in this program is limited. As slots are expected to fill up fast, we urge you to visit the ALA Landing Page for details and send us your application at your earliest convenience. We encourage you to participate in this unique program and become your professional best! Generously sponsored by: 


Association 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 

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! ...


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

eLearning Series

Earning CAE and CMP hours, increasing your knowledge, training your staff, and finding potential speakers has never been easier!
We invite you to browse through the catalog and register for one of our upcoming live webinars!

Save the Date
38th Annual Conference and Trade Show
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Saratoga Springs, NY