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. 

Partner with ESSAE!

Looking for ways to support the Association Community? Check out ESSAE's 2017 partnership opportunities! Don't see something that works? We are happy to customized sponsorship packages to suit your needs. Call us today! 

Mark Your Calendars! 

Meetings, Membership & Marketing Institute
Friday, April 7, 2017
Saratoga Hilton, Saratoga Springs, NY
Consider sponsoring this event!

For overnight accommodations, click here!

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

2017 Annual Conference & Trade Show
Exhibitor registration now open! 
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Albany Capital Center, Albany, NY
Sponsorship Options (NEW!)




Call for Speakers
Looking for speakers for ESSAE's April Program! ... 

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