Welcome to ESSAE!

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. 

Nominate YOUR Peers!

ESSAE knows our members invest a great deal of time, effort and talent into the programs and services they provide to their members. We would like to acknowledge your association’s innovation and excellence by sharing your models and benchmarks with your association peers! Complete details are available on the event landing pageNominations will be accepted on a continuing basis, but should be received no later than Friday, December 15, 2017. Completed forms will be shared with and reviewed by the Awards Committee. 

Proposed Bylaws Amendments

After many months of hard committee work, the ESSAE Bylaws Committee has completed their review and proposed amendments to the Society bylaws. The proposed amendments can be downloaded here. The PDF contains two documents, one with all of the proposed amendments shown with strikeout for language to be deleted, and proposed new language bold, underlined and italicized; and the other as a clean copy to show the bylaws as they would look if all amendments are adopted. Please take the time to review this document. A motion to adopt the proposed amended bylaws will be brought forward during the Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet on February 8, 2018.

ESSAE would like to thank the Bylaws Committee, Kelly Garceau (Chair) Jim Calvin, Kathy Febraio, CAE, Rita Ferris, and Debbie Trulli-Cassale for their diligent work in getting this done.

Become a Key Supporter!

As leaders and partners in the association and meetings professions, you have an opportunity to show your philanthropic support of ESSAE and help grow the organization by being a Key Supporter. We are resolute in our efforts to improve the resources made available to our members. This is where Key Supporters come into play. Your organization's contribution will help ESSAE to better serve its members through expanded services, new programs, and professional development opportunities.

ESSAE Events

Head Shot Happy Hour
January 10, 2018
Overit Media

Annual Awards Banquet
February 8, 2018
The Landing Hotel at Rivers Casino
Nominate Your Peers!

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

We are always looking for event volunteers! 
Interested? Let us know by completing the online form