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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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. 


Congratulations 2017 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

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