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In Memoriam: James Pace

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James Pace, GSAE Board of Directors member, passed away on March 29. James joined the Georgia Society of Association Executives in 2002 and immediately became a significant volunteer devoted to the success of the society. He was the first co-chair of GSAE’s Communications Shared Interest Group, which brought together professionals from across the Southeast to share best practices. He never missed a GSAE Annual Meeting, from Savannah, GA, to Nashville, TN, to Greenville, SC. In 2019, James joined the GSAE Board of Directors for a two-year term. James was best known among his colleagues for having a "smile that brightened every event,” but he also approached his role as a volunteer director with thoughtfulness and thorough preparation. He always put the needs of GSAE’s members and the mission of the society first. He was a beloved member of the GSAE community, and his wisdom and good cheer will be sorely missed. We will celebrate James' many contributions during a future GSAE event. Please keep James' mom, family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. 

Mrs. Mary Edwards
320 32nd Ave.
Columbus, GA 31903

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Alvin Ailey in honor of James via this link: At the bottom of the form is a Special Notes section where you may specify Ailey’s Atlanta activities.


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