About ESSAE

The Empire State Society of Association Executives, Inc. (ESSAE), organized in 1979, is a group of professional association executives employed by trade, business and professional associations.

Patterned after the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), whose headquarters is in Washington, D.C., ESSAE is an allied member of the national organization. Many current ESSAE members are also members of ASAE.

ESSAE provides a method for the exchange of ideas among the professional staff of associations located in New York State. One of the initial aims for organizing ESSAE was to encourage high professional standards in the management of those associations. These ideals and aims are still being followed, and ESSAE now boasts of over 500 members.

ESSAE is affiliated with the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), whose headquarters is in Washington D.C.

Vanessa E. LaClair, CMP, Executive Director, vanessa@essae.org

Rebecca Sheehan, Membership, Marketing & Event Specialist, rebecca@essae.org