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Join us July 13 at the Center for Civil & Human Rights for Jessica Pettitt's "Becoming Unstoppable Now" keynote presentation. Using the behavior patterns of the most frustrating and powerful people in our lives, we can overcome our limitations and achieve greatness. Thank you to our sponsor, Jekyll Island Authority/Convention & Visitors Bureau.
ASAE Public Policy will hold a Facebook Live and Periscope session on the Administration's final changes to the DOL Overtime Rule on Thursday, June 23, at 2:30 p.m. to discuss this issue of increasing concern to association professionals.
AMA Executive Conference Centers
Emerald Coast CVB, Inc.
Member News
The Power of A Awards recognize a select number of organizations annually that distinguish themselves with innovative, effective and broad-reaching programs and activities that positively impact America and the world. President Mike Giles is proud to announce that the Georgia Poultry Federation received a Power of A Silver Award for their program All IN or ALL GONE. The Federation's campaign alerted poultry growers to the dangers of avian flu to their flocks and provided ongoing reminders of the biosecurity measures required to prevent its spread to their farms. Read more about the campaign in connections magazine. Learn more about the Power of A Awards program here.
Rob Sumner, Esq., is retiring from the practice of association law. He started Sumner & Associates, P.C., devoted to advising trade association and other nonprofit organizations, in 1990. Rob began his career in associations in 1981 and earned the CAE designation in 1983. In 1985, Rob was a founding trustee of the Georgia Society of Association Executives Foundation. In 1987, he became a lawyer and joined a law firm, but remained active in GSAE as a corporate supplier member.
Rob served on the ASAE Governmental Affairs Council and the ASAE Legal Section. He was recognized by GSAE as Corporate Member of the Year (2004) and as one of GSAE’s 90 Movers & Shakers (2007). He has remained active in GSAE and ASAE for 35 years. Read more about his career here.
BDI's board of directors has selected Larry Gluth as the organization's next President & CEO and look forward to welcoming him to BDI on Monday, August 1, 2016. Larry brings more than three decades of leadership experience in the corporate and nonprofit sectors to this position. Since 2007, he has served as Senior Vice President, U.S. and Canada, for Habitat for Humanity International. Wayne McMillan, CAE will stay on as president and CEO through Friday, July 29.
At the Georgia Numismatic Association's annual banquet, special guest and American Numismatic Association President Jeff Garrett recognized GSAE member David Crenshaw for his numerous contributions to the hobby and to the American Numismatic Association. As the Chief Operating Officer for the Industry Council for Tangible Assets, "he works tirelessly on behalf of numismatic dealers and hobbyists, traveling around the country to meet with coin clubs and other groups, deliver presentations, and provide legislative testimony on matters of great importance to our industry," said Garrett. Congratulations, David! Read the full article here.
Mary Elizabeth McMahon was hired as part of the pre-opening sales team in February 1991 as a Senior Sales Manager and has been a member of GSAE most of that time. Her Director of Sales and Marketing, Jody McIntyre, also celebrated her 25th anniversary with the hotel in May.

The big game is expected to bring a $400 million economic impact with it. The Atlanta Bid Committee was led by the Atlanta Sports Council, Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority. Congratulations to GSAE members from the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, William Pate, President & CEO, and Aprell King, Sales Manager, and from the Georgia World Congress Center, Mark Adams, Director of Sales, and Nick Hancock, Sales Manager. Read the full announcement here.
(Photo: Atlanta Business Chronicle)

Mary Rieger, Director of Southeast Sales, is delighted to announce the property's 40th anniversary! When the Kiawah Island Resort opened for the first time in 1976, it featured the Kiawah Inn with two swimming pools, two restaurants and a bar. Today, Kiawah Island Golf Resort is one of the top golf resorts in the world with five championship golf courses, The five-star Sanctuary Hotel and 14 restaurant outlets. Kiawah Island Golf Resort also manages the rental of 500 villas and homes and is only the fourth course in the U.S. to have hosted every major American PGA event. Read more here.
  • Hali Cooper, CMP – Regional Vice President, Sales, PSAV 
  • Erin Dupree – Education Manager, Meeting Expectations
  • Myra Jacob – Senior Sales Manager, The Westin Jekyll Island
  • Gabrielle Nicolini – Director of Membership Services, National Society of High School Scholars
Macon - Bibb County CVB
Peachtree City Tourism Association
GSAE News & Events
Mark your calendars and plan to join us for upcoming events, including GSAE's Fundraising/Development Professionals SIG Meeting (June 22); T.E.A. Group Luncheon (June 28); GSAE's Leadership/Strategic Planning Retreat (August 25-26).
Live webinars scheduled for June 29, July 7, 21, August 10 and 23. Worth 1 CAE hour each.
The Certified Association Executive (CAE) program is designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and designate association professionals who demonstrate the knowledge essential to the practice of association management.
If you are interested in sharing creative strategies and best practices around fundraising in the world of associations then this SIG is for you!
There is no bigger thanks from our association exec attendees than scheduling your OWN meeting in Athens, GA! Huge thanks to the imaginative ATHvenger hosts of our 2016 GSAE Annual Meeting – Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau, The Classic Center and Graduate Athens.
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education
News Briefs
Attention Association Leaders: Within your workforce do you have eager professionals under the age of 40 who are doing great things and show leadership potential? Association Forum and USAE weekly newspaper are again partnering to produce the 4th annual Forty Under 40® Awards.
Give your time and experience at this year's ASAE Annual Meeting & Expo, August 13-16 in Salt Lake City, get a year’s worth of ideas and support from your community. Early bird registration ends July 13.
We surveyed both professional member organizations and members to better understand how the attitudes, values and preferences of members align or diverge with what professional membership organizations think.
Connect with leaders from the Naylor community of trade and professional associations at Connections '16 and learn about the latest trends in association communications, events and operations.



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