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In Memoriam

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Please join us in extending our sympathy to the Kelly family.  Bill Kelly, CAE (Ret.) passed away Friday, July 11 at his home in Rome, GA.  Mr. Bill served as President of GSAE from 1987-1988 and received the Clifford M. Clarke Award in 1982. 

Bill began his legendary career with the Elberton Granite Association in 1954, when he was named EGA’s General Manager.  He served as EGA’s chief executive for 36 years, retiring as Executive Vice President in 1991.  After his retirement, Bill remained with EGA as a consultant for ten additional years.  Bill was well known in the Association Management field at both state and national levels, and earned the professional designation of Certified Association Executive in 1972.  On the national level, Bill served on the Board of Directors of the 20,000 member American Society of Association Executives from 1986-89 and as ASAE Vice Chairman in 1989-90.  He received ASAE’s "Key Award" in 1982, the highest national honor attainable for an association executive.  Read the full obituary here.

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