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Georgia Society of Association Executives

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It's never too early to start thinking of ways to expand your GSAE involvement! Learn more about our committees and SIGs below and plan to join us February 19 for the Quarterly Luncheon & Participation Fair to network with GSAE volunteer leaders and learn more about their role.

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Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center
Member News

Pat Dunwoody, CAE, recently announced her retirement after a 30-year career in association management. 

A graduate of the University of Georgia with a BA in English, she began her association career at TAPPI in 1989, where she managed TAPPI PRESS, the group’s technical and scientific book-publishing division. She was later named head of TAPPI’s new public education and outreach initiative, and in 1998 was selected to lead a team that created an interactive Disney World exhibit that was featured at Epcot from 1999 through 2004.

Pat joined the Associated Builders and Contractors of Georgia in 2003 to develop and expand the chapter’s education and safety services. Under her leadership, ABC’s educational programs have become some of the most well-respected among the association’s 70 chapters. Pat was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2016. 

Pat has been deeply involved in GSAE for many years. She was a member of the inaugural class of GSAE’s Leadership Academy in 2009, and has held positions on the Professional Development Committee, the Board of Directors, and as chairman of the GSAE Foundation. She earned her CAE in 2012 and has been active as a Leadership Academy facilitator, CAE study group instructor, and most recently on the Wine and Webinars team. In 2018, Pat was the recipient of GSAE’s Alan R. Johnson Award.

Pat plans to retire in May 2020. An avid traveler, she and her husband Ken intend to spend more time traveling and visiting their son and his family.

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GSAE News & Events
     • Luncheons on February 19, April 15, July 15, September 16 and November 11 are $39 for all GSAE members.

     • The Holiday Luncheon & Silent Auction is $49 for all GSAE members; additional staff members from the same company are $39 each.
     • Workshops will be priced at $30 per CAE credit hour.
     • The 2020 GSAE Annual Meeting is at Hyatt Regency Savannah in Savannah, GA, May 27-29.

          ◊ Registration fee for the first association executive attendee - $399.
          ◊ Registration fee for corporate supplier exhibitor and sponsor packages range from $659-$2,909.
          ◊ Additional attendees from the same organization - $299 each.
     • Room rates at Hyatt Regency Savannah - $184 run of house (before taxes).

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News Briefs
A new blog post from MemberClicks on volunteer recruitment, a podcast from Lodging Leaders on hotel F&B revamp and more!

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