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 (Registration Deadline Extended!)
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! 


2017 Partnership Opportunities 

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

Association Compensation & Benefits Study - Order Online!
A must-read for association CEO's, CFO's, board members and human resource professionals.

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

Upcoming Events

Benefits Breakfast
Retirement Plans & Employee Benefits

August 22, 2017
Capitol Hill Management

CEO Symposium
September 10 & 11, 2017
Carey Institute for Global Good
Sponsorship Options

Harvest Highlight
November 9, 2017
Radisson Hotel Albany
Sponsorship Options

Holiday Party
December 7, 2017
Sponsorship Options

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