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NE/SAE is pleased to introduce the 2020 class of our Emerging Leaders program. This program is designed to provide both young and new association professionals the development and networking opportunities they need to advance their association careers and to have a positive impact on the associations they serve. 

Our Emerging Leaders will participate in six educational and networking sessions between October 2019 and May 2020, covering topics including technology, membership, management, professional development, and more. Watch for detailed profiles of our Emerging Leaders in future issues of NE/SAE eNews!

Emerging Leaders: Class of 2020

Katherine Batten
Association Administrator
The Center for Association Management
  Hannah Hodgson
Board Representative/
Association Administrator
Rhode Island Association of REALTORS
Jacqueline Campbell
Administrative Assistant
Northeast Public Power Association
  Jake Krilovich
Director of Legislative & Public Affairs
Home Care Alliance of MA
Stephenie Drago
Manager, Member Experience
Tree Care Industry Association
  Kathryn Magnoli
Chief of Staff
Massachusetts League of
Community Health Centers
Samantha James
Business Operations Manager
New England Interstate Water
Pollution Control Commission
           Melanie McHugh
Senior Association Administrator
Center for Association Management Inc.
Jon Gerstenberger
Manager, Process Engineering
Tree Care Industry Association
  Whitney McNamara
Education Programs Director
Cape Cod & Islands Association
Stephanie Gillis-Thurstone
Managing Director
South Shore Realtors, Inc.
  Joe Riley
Coordinator, Member Marketing
Tree Care Industry Association



We've rounded up a few of our favorite recently-trending articles featured in ASAE's Associations Now from the past month! 

Report: Board Leaders Must Step Up to Keep Pace with Change

A new report from the National Association of Corporate Directors underlines the importance of boards being transparent, accountable, involved, and able to keep up with a rapidly changing operating environment.

Membership Hack: Share a Story

The Grants Professionals Association uses an online form and a hashtag, #GrantsWork, to collect and share member stories that speak to the impact of the profession.

Is it Time for a Meeting Upgrade?

It can be a struggle to determine whether now is the right time to try something new at your meeting, but a few factors could make the case for yes more compelling. 

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Don't forget! As we enter the last few months of 2019, you may be preparing for end-of-the year performance evaluations and getting a jump-start on next year's budget. When it comes to compensation and benefits, get the insights you need in the 2019 Compensation and Benefits Survey! 

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NE/SAE is excited to welcome the following new members who recently joined. Know someone else who should belong to NE/SAE? Let us know!

Regular Members

April DiFalco
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
      Whitney McNamara 
Education Programs Director
Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS
Jake Krilovich
Director of Legislative & Public Affairs
Home Care Alliance 
  Alexandra Ozerkis
Vice President, Communications
Melanie McHugh
Senior Association Administrator
The Center for Association Management, Inc.
  Joseph Riley
Marketing Coordinator
Tree Care Industry Association


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Director of Sales
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Corporate Director of Sales
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Mentoring is a powerful process, but it isn’t always what you think it is. Discover the subtle nuances of mentoring and how you can put this powerful tool to work for you and your association. Get Clarity on all of the different methods that can be utilized to build a platform that allows you to build relationships, grow business and create consistent value for you and your members.

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Education & Events
Webinar: The MPLC Umbrella
License - Are you Compliant?
October 10, 2019 at 1:30 PM

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  Webinar: Fuel Memeber
Engagement with Feedback

December 19, 2019 
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2019 Digital
Solutions Conference
October 25, 2019 | AC Hotel by Marriott | Worcester, Mass.

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      Webinar: Pratical Cybersecurity for
Association Leaders
January 8, 2020 at 1:30 PM 
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Webinar: The Successful
Mentoring Mindset 
October 30, 2019 at 1:30 PM 
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  2020 Conference for Association Education
January 23 & 24, 2020 | Four Points by Sheraton | Norwood, Mass.

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Webinar: Association Storytelling
November 7, 2019 at 1:30 PM 
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  Webinar: Tips & Tools for
Eye-Catching Marketing 

February 5, 2020 at 1:30 PM 
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Webinar: Creating Fans,
Not Just Clients
December 12, 2019 at 1:30 PM 
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  NE/SAE 2020: 
Your Annual Meeting

June 4 & 5, 2020 | Omni Mount Washington Resort | Bretton Woods, NH
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