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Donate to the GSAE Silent Auction Today!

Donating a silent auction prize is one of the best ways to promote your organization, while helping GSAE raise money for educational programming. Our Holiday Luncheon Silent Auction raised over $9,500. The Annual Meeting Auction is June 1-3, 2022. Thanks to our friend Tony Rissley and Expo Auctions, the auction will be virtual. You will be able to bid right from your phone, and the auction will be open to all GSAE member.

Suggested items include themed gift baskets, hotel stays, electronic items/gadgets and gift cards.

If helpful, we encourage you to partner with a sister property, organization, and/or your local CVB to help promote your area or organization.

Complete the online donation form today or use the downloadable PDF.

Huge thanks to our 2022 Annual Meeting host Jekyll Island Authority and all their partners.

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Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center
Member News
Congratulations to Lisa-Marie Haygood, CAE, MBA on completing her Executive MBA program at Kennesaw State University. 
The USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) Executive Committee has appointed Greg Tyler, currently USAPEEC’s Chief Operating Officer, as the council’s next president and CEO. He will succeed Jim Sumner, who will be retiring from the position in June 2022 after 32 years leading the organization. Learn more.
Congrats to Dr. Damian Kavanagh, CAE on completion of his educational doctorate program at Kennesaw State University. "After a lengthy and family supported endeavor to pursue a doctorate in educational leadership, I have persevered and accomplished this goal. I would greatly appreciate getting my download numbers up because I am competitive. Feel free to read it, but I don’t really care about that ... downloading it every day would be preferable." 
Congratulations to Pete Zimek, CAE and Novi AMS for receiving a Gator 100 Award. The Gator100 honors the 100 fastest-growing, Gator-owned or Gator-led businesses in the world. Learn more about the 2022 honorees.
Sheryl Ehlers, CMP is Senior Sales Manager at Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria, host property of the 2022 Abit Massey Lecture Series.
Cindy Orna is an Account Executive at Personify and GSAE's newest member representative for MemberClicks, A Personify Company.
Adam Berrios is the new Vice President of Sales and Services at Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Sarah Bigorowski is the new Director of Education at Georgia Academy of Family Physicians.
Greg Griffith is Senior Director, Partnerships and Corporate Development at NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors).
Jamila Lee is Senior Sales Manager at Loews Hotels & Co.

Last week The Classic Center, J.E. Dunn, and Perkins & Will broke ground on a great addition to Athens, The Classic Center Arena. Equipment has already been spotted at the site for the new arena that is slated to open in 2023! Y'all know how much we love a good hardhat tour. Can't wait!


A unique opportunity to experience 18 square miles of Georgia’s most serene water trails and uncommon wildlife by paddling Clarks Hill Lake, the Savannah River and the Augusta Canal - all within a few miles of one another. Visit Columbia County Georgia CVB for more information. GSAE Editorial: watch the video too! Read more about the paddle trail in Columbia County.


SkillsUSA will use the entire Georgia World Congress Center for their National Leadership and Skills Conference, June 20-24, and annually for the next 5+ years, expecting 15,000 attendees. The conference is a skills competition, whereas the students competing here in Atlanta have advanced through local, state and regional rounds of competition and are the best of the best in their skilled trade in the nation. Learn More.


Chapter members are examining the impact of both destination image and site selection attributes on the desirability of a location for meeting planners. Please give these students about 10 minutes of your time to fill out this survey. We'll coordinate with GSAE member, Monica Smith, CMP, CASE, CDME, to share the results on the conclusions of the research. Thank you!

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