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The new Continuing Education Transcript feature allows you to access, add to, and export your educational history on demand, right from your member profile! It's simple:

  • Log in at
  • Click the "Track Your CAE Hours" link
  • From there, you can sort by date, export to pdf and add additional hours you've earned outside of GSAE events!

Learn more...

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Member News

The Georgia Association of Convenience Stores (GACS) was awarded a 2019 Power of A Summit Award for their program "Convenience Stores Against Trafficking." Congratulations to Sharon Shuford, CAE, CTC, CITE, LEED GA, Jennie Nesspor, CAE, Linda Lawrence and Angela Holland, CAE!

The Power of A Summit Award is ASAE’s highest honor for associations that go above and beyond their everyday mission to undertake initiatives that benefit America and the world. GACS was one of only six associations to win this award in 2019. The winners will be formally recognized at the 20th Anniversary Power of A-Summit Awards Dinner October 2, at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.


Earning the CAE credential is the hallmark of a committed association professional. It helps drive professional self-confidence, opens doors, creates connections, and offers widespread value and recognition for candidates. Congratulations to GSAE's newest CAEs.

Donald Palmisano Jr., CAE
Executive Director/CEO
Medical Association of Georgia
Atlanta, GA
      Christy Holland Williams, CAE
Kennesaw, GA

Thomas Kislat, Sales & Marketing Manager, Georgia's Rome, was named the 2019 Rotarian of the Year by the Rotary Club of Rome. He was also inducted as a Rotary Board Member. Congratulations, Thomas!


Congratulations to Steven Schumacher, Director of Sales, Discover Dunwoody, for being named a 40 Under 40 among meeting planning professionals by Connect Association. Read more about Steven's accomplishments at Discover Dunwoody here. You can meet the rest of the "In-Crowd,” the 2019 Connect Association 40 Under 40, here.


Associations Now asked their audience about mentors they admire, and two GSAE members were named!

Christina Martin, Director, Membership Forums, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, named past president of GSAE Beverly Black, CAE, saying: "She coached me through the transition from pharmacy practice to association management, so that within the first 30 days, I was not only an ASAE member but also connected with the young professionals community."
Callie Walker, Senior Inbound Marketing Specialist, MemberClicks, named Mark Sedgley, saying: "He lives out servant leadership better than anyone I’ve ever seen. He puts employees first and empowers us to do our jobs to the best of our ability."

Our association management software provider and technology partner, MemberClicks, just renamed their AMS product lines. In 2017, MemberClicks acquired WebLink - another membership management software company - and it got a tad confusing (for the employees, especially) to have both the company AND one of their products named MemberClicks.

To simplify and clarify things, the original MemberClicks product is now being called Oasis, while WebLink product is now Atlas. To learn more about Oasis, Atlas, or MemberClicks’ other suite of products (learning management system, job board, review panel, and conference app), check out

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GSAE News & Events
Mark your calendars and plan to join us for upcoming events, including TEA Group Luncheon on July 30, GSAE's first Wine Webinar on July 31, GSAE Luncheon, The Abit Massey Lecture Series on September 18, webinars and more!

Career Headquarters: all your account information is right where you left it!

  • Easily sign in using your GSAE membership account to take advantage of member discounts
  • Supercharge your job listing by including it in GSAE's monthly newsletter to nearly 1K recipients
  • Feature your jobs on the Career Center homepage to increase click through by up to 43 percent
  • Be featured on GSAE's Partner Network and reach job seekers across more sites, including LinkedIn

With the new and improved GSAE Career Center, you can now more effectively connect with our network of more than 1,000 association management professionals, making your talent search faster than ever.


Live webinars are worth 1 CAE hour. Did you know? More than 94 CAE-qualifying recorded webinars are available 24/7 on our GSAE website

  • September 18 Quarterly Luncheon, The Abit Massey Lecture Series featuring GSAE past president Cynthia Mills, FASAE,CAE, CMC, CPC, CCRC, sponsored by Discover Dunwoody - hosting opportunity available!
  • *Date Change: Thursday, November 7 Quarterly Luncheon & Tech Showcase, sponsored by Richmond Regional Tourism - hosting opportunity available!
  • December 11 Holiday Luncheon, Awards Show, Silent Auction & Annual Business Meeting - hosting and sponsorship opportunities available!

Please contact us ASAP if your property would like to host or sponsor a luncheon in 2019!

The GSAE Nominating Committee is soliciting names of members interested in serving on the GSAE Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee will include up to five at-large GSAE association executive members in good standing (Pat Dunwoody, CAE, Amy Kane, CAE, Tangela Monroe, MBA, CAE, Kevin Perry and Russ Webb) in addition to GSAE Chair Joel Peacock, Past Chair Gene Stinson, CAE, PCED, CEcD, HLM and Chair Elect Mary J. Wheatley, CAE, IOM.
Four seats for individual association member directors and one seat for a corporate supplier director will be available for two-year terms, beginning January 1, 2020. If you or someone you know would like to be considered, please fill out either a self nomination form or nominate another GSAE member here. All candidates must be members in good standing. Deadline for nominations is September 27, 2019
The slate of nominees will be offered to the membership for review no later than November 8, 2019. Board members and officers will be accepted and installed at the GSAE Annual Business Meeting on December 11.
Relevant Bylaws:
At least ninety (90) days prior to the annual business meeting, the Board of Directors shall appoint a Nominating Committee of at least five (5) persons, each of whom shall have been an Individual member of the Society for at least two (2) years. The chairman shall be the Immediate Past Chair. Others on the committee shall be the Chair, Chair Elect and two or more other members not currently serving on the GSAE Board of Directors. Names of nominating committee members and an invitation for recommendations for candidates for nomination shall be announced to the membership at least sixty (60) days prior to the annual business meeting. The nominating committee shall submit at least one (1) name for each available elective office of the Society and said slate shall be presented, in writing, to the membership at least thirty (30) days prior to the annual business meeting and again, orally, at the annual business meeting.
GSAE recognizes excellence by presenting a variety of awards to members. To nominate a member for an award, simply email The deadline for nominations is September 27, 2019. Learn more about the awards program here
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News Briefs

AENC, FSAE, GSAE, SCSAE, TNSAE and VSAE are hosting an attendee reception at Barley's Brewing Co. on Monday, August 12 before The Classic. Drop by between 5:15 and 6:30 p.m. for the opportunity to connect with your Southern SAE peers and industry partners. Check out GSAE's online calendar to RSVP for the reception.

Thank you to our Southern SAE Reception Sponsors & Host:

Booth #1215   Booth #401 with ACVB   Booth #1323    

*MemberClicks' Small Staff Lounge is in Union Station Ballroom B 

MemberClicks' Small Staff Shindig @ ASAE Annual 2019 - August 11
Bakersfield Short North, 6-9 p.m.
Join the fiesta fun with tacos, margaritas, and a good ole time!


Make plans to attend the Georgia Governor's Tourism Conference September 8-11, 2019. Join industry professionals at the Great Wolf Lodge & Conference Center in LaGrange, GA for the largest tourism gathering in Georgia. 


$149 Members $199 Non-Members

This survey is conducted every two years by a group of state, local and regional societies of association executives with support from Whorton Marketing & Research.

  • Nearly 1,000 associations across the U.S. participated in this year's survey, including members and non-members of 23 SAEs.
  • Each SAE report features its own data, state-wide or for its region.
  • The national study compares compensation across states for 39 positions.  

The full national and state reports present detailed compensation overall by budget and staff ranges, geographic scope and membership structure, and by state. Available in PDF format. Order online - GSAE members should sign in to your profile for the discounted rate. 

If you need to lead discussions about the future of your industry or profession with volunteer leaders or staff, this is the resource for you. Looking Forward™ 2019 is the association sector's most recent, relevant and useful environmental scan of the association strategy environment.
A new blog post from MemberClicks on customer service skills, a free webinar from Venable, LLP; a podcast from Lodging Leaders on hospitality apprenticeships and more!
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