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.

Staff Working Remotely

Due to the COVID-19 Crisis, the ESSAE staff has moved to a remote setting. We are still available for you! You can reach us at the following numbers and of course, you can always email us! Vanessa LaClair, CAE, CMP, Executive Director | Direct Line (518) 313-7167 | Email: [email protected]

In-Person Events

Though the Coronavirus crisis has made for unsettling times, each day we learn more and create plans to move forward. Like you, we’re following advice and guidelines from our partners at ASAE, the CDC, and the New York governor’s office surrounding precautionary measures. The health and wellbeing of our staff, attendees, partners, and community comes first, which is why, we’ve decided to postpone all upcoming in-person events until further notice. [MORE]

COVID-19 Resources

As leaders in the association space, ESSAE will continue to work with our volunteer teams to find creative solutions to bring you continued valuable programming and member benefits. As the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold, ESSAE will be in the forefront, providing you with the professional guidance necessary to manage your association during this time. Please be sure to familiarize yourself with ESSAE’s COVID-19 RESOURCE PAGE and contact us with any questions you may have. We will continue to update you on all programming decisions. Thank you for your flexibility and support.

ESSAE Events
Upcoming Virtual Schedule

Virtual Happy Hour & Member Forum
June 25, 2020
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Your Post-Pandemic Meeting: What to Consider
July 8, 2020 
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Putting the Strategy Back in Strategic Planning
July 23, 2020 
2:00 to 3:00 PM