ESSAE Past Presidents/Chairs

1979                Benjamin Brewster, CLU
1980                Jan Dorman
1981                Barbara Rodriguez
1982                Lloyd T. Nurick, CAE
1983                F. Joseph Leone
1984                Susan Peerless
1985                Kenneth Bessette
1986-88          Robert Bain   The only leader to serve more than one consecutive year.
1989                Fernando J. DiMaggio
1990                George Burton
1991                Daniel P. Harrison
1992                Patricia Walsh
1993                Sheree A. Harper
1994                Mark P. Alesse
1995                Julie A. Lawton, CAE
1996                Kathleen Leitgeb
1997                Sister Carol Cimino
1998                Jacqueline Negri
1999                Mark Yavornitzki, CAE

* The Society’s chief officer title changed from President to Chair in 1999. 

2000                Robert J. Murphy
2001                Diane Kattrein, CAE
2002                Rita Lashway, CAE
2003                Laura Cameron
2004                Michael Mendrick
2005                Patricia Wood, CAE
2006                Bernard N. Bourdeau, CAE
2007                Bonnie McCullough, CAE
2008                Scott Jackson, CMP
2009                Jennifer Mauer, CAE
2010                Dick Poppa, CAE
2011                James Calvin
2012                Robert Schneider, CAE
2013                Randy McCullough, CAE
2014                Ellen Melchionni, CAE
2015                Kathy Febraio, CAE
2016                Debra Trulli-Cassale
2017                Tom Coté, MBA, CAE
2018                Kelly Garceau
2019                Brian Buff