Awards Recipients History

In June we will be recognizing the outstanding achievements of individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to WSAE and non-profit organizations in our state.  These awards will be presented on June 1, 2017 during our Awards Luncheon at WSAE's Annual Convention, at Semiahmoo Resort, Blaine, WA.

Deadline to nominate is March 30, 2017

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The following are the award categories, judging criteria and the nomination procedures.  We encourage you to nominate the star(s) whom you have encountered through WSAE.

Award Categories

Association Executive of the Year
WSAE’s highest honor, this award recognizes a WSAE member executive who has demonstrated leadership through service to WSAE, their own association, the association community, and the field of association management. Judges will consider the individual’s employment history in association management, achievements, honors, and contributions.

Rising Star
This award recognizes an emerging association leader in our state.  Nominees must be under the age of 40 and/or have less than 5 year’s experience in association management. Candidate must be nominated by a supervisor or colleague who is a WSAE member executive or association staff member. Judges will consider the individual’s employment history in association management, achievements, honors, and contributions. The winner of WSAE’s Rising Star Award will receive a free year of WSAE membership and a free registration to the WSAE’s Convention.

Associate Member of the Year
‚ÄčThis award recognizes an Associate (Supplier) member who has made a major contribution to Washington’s association community and to WSAE.  Judges will consider the individual’s history of participation in WSAE, as well as work, achievements, honors, and professional recognition. 

Innovation in Associations
This award recognizes an association with at least one staff member who is a WSAE member.  It showcases an outstanding initiative, membership campaign, or communications effort. Among the areas for commendation include branding campaigns, convention/meetings marketing campaigns, e-magazines/newsletters, government relations/advocacy initiative, innovative communications, media/public relations campaigns, membership retention campaigns, membership recruitment campaigns, new member orientation campaigns, new products/services launches, and print magazines/newsletters.


The awards are WSAE's highest honors, and the Selection Committee takes its responsibility seriously.  The award recipients will be selected on merit - it is not a competition.  At the judge's descretion, there may be no selection awarded in a category if deemed most appropriate.  Nominations that do not win this year will be kept for future consideration.  Unliess otherwise requested, all nominations are considered active for a period of three years.

WSAE’s highest honor, this award recognizes a WSAE member executive who has demonstrated leadership through service to WSAE, their own association, the association community, and the field of association management. Judges will consider the individual’s employment history in association management, achievements, honors, and contributions.

2016 - Jan Teague
2015 - Ken Spencer
2014 - No award given 
2013 - Patty Anderson, IOM, CAE
2012 - Andrew Estep, CAE
2011 - Gary Kipp
2010 - Meade Thayer
2009 - Jackie Barry, CAE
2008 - Liz Wilson, CAE
2007 - Stacy Augustine
2006 - Steve Francks,  CAE
2005 - Kristen Crowe
2004 - Dana Murphy-Love, CAE
2003 - Pat Jones, CAE
2002 - Ginger Downs, CAE
2001 - John Cooper
2000 - Mary Mauerman, CAE
1999 - Donna Cameron, CAE
1998 - C. Russell Nickel
1997 - Marcia Holland, CAE
1996 - Lynn L. Melby, CAE
 

This award recognizes an Associate (Supplier) member who has made a major contribution to Washington’s association community and to WSAE.  Judges will consider the individual’s history of participation in WSAE, as well as work, achievements, honors, and professional recognition. 

2016 - Tim Rhodes
2015 - Stephanie Barrero
2014 - No award given
2013 - Mitch Hansen
2012 - Emily Hoyt, CMP
2011 - Tracy Banfield
2010 - Jill Radel
2009 - Brynn Kloster
2008 - Jenn Smeller
2007 - Angie Wayman
2006 - Cynay Smith
2005 - Linda Herald
2004 - Erika Secord
2003 - Nard Smith
2002 - Jane Kantor
2001 - Anne Moneymaker
2000 - Janet McRoberts
1999 - Lynn Edwards, CMP
1998 - Darcy Kauffman, CMP
1997 - Linda Broderick
1996 - Linda Broderick
 

This award recognizes an association with at least one staff member who is a WSAE member.  It showcases an outstanding initiative, membership campaign, or communications effort. Among the areas for commendation include branding campaigns, convention/meetings marketing campaigns, e-magazines/newsletters, government relations/advocacy initiative, innovative communications, media/public relations campaigns, membership retention campaigns, membership recruitment campaigns, new member orientation campaigns, new products/services launches, and print magazines/newsletters.

2016 - Washington State PTA
2015 - Washington Health Care Association

This award recognizes an emerging association leader in our state.  Nominees must be under the age of 40 and/or have less than 5 year’s experience in association management. Candidate must be nominated by a supervisor or colleague who is a WSAE member executive or association staff member. Judges will consider the individual’s employment history in association management, achievements, honors, and contributions. The winner of WSAE’s Rising Star Award will receive a free year of WSAE membership and a free registration to the WSAE’s Convention.

2016 - Tom Tidyman
2015 - Samantha Shaw
2014 - No award given
2013 - Darcy Jacobson
2012 - Tammy Hetrick
2011 - Sarah Luczyk

This recognition is presented by the President.

2016    Robin Cowper, CAE
2015    Linda Herald
2014    Tiina Freeman, CAE
2013    Brit Kramer, CAE
2012    Andy Prazuch, CAE
2011    Julie Johnson
2010    Bill Wlliams
2009    Julie Johnson
2008    Stacie Davis
2007    Liz Wilson, CAE
2006    Amy Spain
2005    Gerhard Letzing, CAE
2004    Jane Kantor, CAE
2003    Ginger Downs, CAE
2002    Patrick Jones, CAE
2001    Gregory Kaveney & Janet McRoberts
2000    Ruth Scott
1999    Robin Barry
1998    Mark Rieck
1997    Linda Broderick
1996    Marcia Holland, CAE
1995    Unknown
1994    Marcia Holland, CAE
1993    Jolene DiSalvo
1992    Larry Wennik
1991    Harry Kruger
1990    James Carpenter
1989    Marcia Holland
1988    Sallie Zimmer
1987    Arlene Baker
1986    Tracy White
1985    Leslie Ehle
1984    Devon Walter
1983    Lynn Melby, CAE
1982    Unknown
1981    Unknown
1980    Unknown
1979    Thomas Purton, CAE
1978    Russell O. Schlosstein, CAE

This award has been discontinued.

This award is presented to a volunteer leader in a WSAE member association who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of his/her association and profession through participation, example, leadership, and service. Candidates must be nominated by a WSAE member..

2013 - Jeannette Privat
2012 - Susan Chalcraft, PT, MS, Physical Therapy Association of Washington
2011 - Doug Neyhart, Rental Housing Association of Puget Sound
2010 - Bryce Taylor, NAIOP - Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Washington State Chapter
2009 - Randy Johnson, PT, CEO, Apple Physical Therapy
2008 - Paula Beatty, Home Care Association of Washington
2007 - Richard Bettesworth, PT   Physical Therapy Association
2006 - Kelly Beckley, Commercial Real Estate Women - Seattle Chapter
2005 - J. Lennox Scott - John L. Scott Real Estate
2004 - Jean "Punkey" Adams, WA State Chapter of National Association of Social Workers
2003 - Pierce Scranton, MD, American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
2002 - Roni Strupat, Seattle King County Association of REALTORS
2002 - Steve Fogg, C.P.M., Western Washington Chapter of the National Association of Purchasing Management
2001 - Lorna Wilturner, Washington State Psychological Association
2000 - John Bennett, Timber Product Manufacturers Assn
1999 - No award given
1998 - Brian Gosline, Washington Society of CPAs
1997 - Mark Mullen, Washington Association of Homes for the Aging
1996 - Judy Moore, Home Care Association of Washington

This award has been discontinued.

This award recognizes an association that has made a contribution to the community via public service projects, community service, or public information. Judges will consider the description of the community/public service project, as well as its scope, value, time commitment, and involvement of members. Organization must employ a WSAE member.

2013 - APA - The Engineered Wood Association
2012 - Automotive Service Association of Washington
2011 - King County Bar Association
2010 - Washington REALTORS
2009 - Financial Planning Association of Puget Sound
2008 - Washington Credit Union League
2007 - Master Builders Association of King & Snohomish Counties "Paint a Better Tomorrow" program
2006 - Washington State Chapter of the National Association of Industrial & Office Properties
2005 - Master Builders Association of King & Snohomish Counties
2004 - Washington State Council of the Painting & Decorating Contractors of America
2004 - American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
2003 - The Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
2002 - Seattle King County Association of REALTORS, Washington Association of REALTORS and the Northwest Multiple Listing Service
2001 - Washington Chapter - National Association of Industrial & Office Properties
2000 - The Associated Builders & Contractors of Western Washington
1999 - Washington Association of School Business Officials
1998 - No award given
1997 - The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
1996 - Washington State Psychological Association

This award has been discontinued.

This recognizes a supplier member company that has made a contribution to the community via public service projects, community service, or public information. Judges will consider the description of the community/public service project, as well as its scope, value, time commitment, and involvement of employees. Organization must be a WSAE member.

2012 - Kimpton Hotels
2011 - Seattle Convention & Visitors Bureau
2010 - DoubleTree Hotel Seattle Airport
2009 - Clark Nuber, PS
2008 - Sleeping Lady Mountain Retreat
2007 - Washington State Convention & Trade Center
2006 - Clark Nuber, P. S.
2005 - WestCoast Hospitality and Red Lion Hotels
2004 - No award given
2003 - Wayne Johnson, Chef for Mayflower Park Hotel
2002 - Snohomish County Tourism Bureau
2001 - No award given
2000 - The Doubletree Hotel Seattle Airport