Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet

Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019
Location: The Albany Marriott

This special event provides us with the opportunity to showcase and acknowledge the great work accomplished by our industry colleagues, thank our volunteer leadership, welcome the 2019 Board of Directors, and highlight the Society's accomplishments and future initiatives.

Has your association elevated to the next level in 2018?
Did your team pull off a spectacular event on a tight budget?
Are you the next great association executive? 

ESSAE knows our members invest a great deal of time, effort and talent into the programs and services they provide to their members.

Consider what innovative & creative accomplishments you have achieved (or will achieve) in 2018. From advocacy efforts, to marketing & engagement, to technology advancements, to meetings & events, all the things in between - we want to highlight the amazing things our members accomplish.

Complete details are provided within the Awards Packet.

Nominations should be submitted online. A separate submission is required for each nominee. 

To nominate an Individual Award - click here

To nominate for an Association Excellence Award - click here.

Nominations will be accepted on a continuing basis, but should be received no later than Friday, December 14, 2018. Completed forms will be shared with and reviewed by the Awards Committee. 

Let's celebrate your association's achievements!

Your Awards Task Force

Chair:  Aurelia Lazzari, Sales Manager, Desmond Hotel Albany
Jennifer Bruce, CMP, Association & Meeting Management Consultant, CCi Consulting
Deidre Hungerford, Assistant Director for Business Development, NYS Council of School Superintendents 
Patricia Wood, Senior Director, Membership, NYS Bar Association
Dory Fisk, Membership Education & Events Director, NYS Restaurant Association
Chloejean Tedford, Director Convention Services, Discover Saratoga
Linda Persico, CMP, Sales Manager, Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls


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 2017 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