2018 Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet

February 8, 2018
Location: The Landing Hotel @ Rivers Casino
Reception - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Dinner & Awards - 6:30 to 8:30 PM

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Join ESSAE members, colleagues, and friends for this annual  gala to celebrate the best of the best in the association community and the individuals who help make the association industry in New York a success.  

This special event provides us with the opportunity to showcase and acknowledge the great work accomplished by our industry colleagues, thank our 2017 volunteer leadership and welcome the 2018 Board of Directors, highlight the Society's accomplishments and hear about future initiatives. 

Welcome ESSAE Members and Congratulations Award Winners!

Carney J. McGuire, CHRM
Director of Sales
Rivers Casino & Resort//The Landing Hotel
Direct: 518-579-8592 | Group Sales: 518-579-8590 

Award Recipients

Distinguished Member of the Year
Kathy Febraio, CAE
Executive Director
Pharmacists Society of the State of New York

Associate Member of the Year
Deborah A. Goedeke 
Convention Services Manager & Albany Film Commissioner
Discover Albany

Rising Star
Jacqlene McAllister, MBA
Director of Operations and Finance
NYS Association of School Business Officials

Association Excellence Awards:
Government Relations: New York State Association of Counties - Leveraging Data to Increase State and Local Action in the Opioid Crisis
Marketing & Public Relations: New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - Annual Meeting & Expo Theme & Design
Meetings & Expos: New York State Association of Counties - Women's Leadership Council - Meeting of the Minds: Discussions on the Issues Facing Women in County Government
Industry Innovation: Automotive Recyclers Association of New York - Automotive Recyclers Northeast Convention & Tradeshow

Thank you to our Awards Committee! 

Chair: Evelyn Neale, President, Successful Change
Jennifer Bruce, CMP, Association & Meeting Management Consultant, CCi Consulting
Amber Carpenter, Managing Director, NYS Association of Professional Land Surveyors
Aurelia Lazzari, Director of Sales, The DoubleTree by Hilton Schenectady
Deidre Hungerford, Assistant Director for Business Development, NYS Council of School Superintendents
Tim McCullough, Director of Sales & Marketing, Radisson Hotel Albany
Carla Rosebaum, CMP, Meetings, Marketing and Membership Manager, NY Physical Therapy Association

By attending you will hear about: 

  • Success of the 2017 Association Leadership Academy;
  • New education and professional development opportunities;
  • Enhanced visibility and community connections;
  • Key Supporter Program and the Rita Lashway Foundation;
  • Partnerships, future initiatives and association goals;
  • And much more! 

We worked hard to build connections to knowledge, ideas, relationships, and marketplace opportunities for our members. We greatly appreciate and value your contributions to this society – we are stronger together!  

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Thank You to Our Event Partners!

Event Host & Partners: The Landing Hotel and Marriott Syracuse Downtown
Audio/Visual: CMI Communications
Decor: Total Events 
Dinner: Niagara Falls USA
Cocktail Reception: NBT Bank
Photographer: Shannon DeCelle
Champagne Toast: Albany Capital Center
Board Recognition: Visit Rochester
Coat Check: The Sagamore Resort

Consent to Use of Photographic Images: Registration and attendance at, or participation in, ESSAE meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registration to ESSAE's use and distribution (now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee's images or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audio tapes of such events activities. Unless you inform ESSAE that you object, permission is assumed. 

Cancellation Policy: Registrations must be made and paid for by Friday, February 2, 2018. Registration cancellations received prior to the deadline may be eligible to receive a refund less $25 service fee. Cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund. Refunds will not be available for registrants who choose not to attend an event (no-shows). Cancellations will be accepted in writing only and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline. All refund requests must be made by the attendee or credit card holder. Refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment. If you are unable to attend, you may send an alternate to the event without additional charge.

Questions? Contact ESSAE: 518-463-1755 or rebecca@essae.org