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Committees

GSAE volunteers truly do the work of the organization

We understand your time is valuable, and we strive to make volunteer service convenient and rewarding. From welcoming new members to helping experienced ones prepare for the CAE exam, planning the education programming to making recommendations to the Board of Directors, GSAE volunteers truly do the work of the organization.

If you have questions about a group or just want to meet the chairs before you make a decision, join us at the annual GSAE Participation Fair during the February quarterly luncheon.

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Meet & Greet

Arrives early to each GSAE event to greet attendees, provide badges, and direct attendees to their intended activity.

Active Months: February, April, May, July, September, November, December.
Jennifer Thompson
Jennifer Thompson
National Sales Manager Visit Savannah (912)644-6438
Chair
Carol Hall
Carol Hall
Association and Government Sales Manager Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center (404)377-1584
Vice Chair

New Member Welcome & Orientation

Augusta Marriott at the Convetuin

Participates in orientation sessions for new and potential members at GSAE events and the Annual Meeting.

Active Months: February, April, May, July, September.
Sheryl Ehlers
Sheryl Ehlers
Senior Sales Manager Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center (404)838-2110
Chair
Regina K. Robuck
Regina K. Robuck
PKR Sponsor Solutions (404)808-6500
Vice Chair

Peer Connections

Peer Connections

Contacts new members via phone and email and invites them to luncheons, workshops, annual meetings. Acts as the "point person" for questions and the promotion of GSAE activities.

Active Year Round: January – December.
Erica Powell
Erica Powell
CMP Senior Meetings and Events Manager Georgia Municipal Association (678)651-1015
Chair

Table Hosts

Facilitates new connections and conversations about issues of interest by serving as the host to luncheon and annual meeting attendees.

Active Months: February, April, May, July, September, December.
Arianna Afshari
Arianna Afshari
CEO ALN Solutions (208)244-1493
Chair

Certified Association Executive (CAE) Study Group

For those willing to serve as facilitators, invitations will be sent in February for the summer sessions. Active Months: June, July and August.

For those preparing to take the CAE exam, the GSAE CAE Study Group will meet June-August.
Jennie Nesspor
Jennie Nesspor
CAE Manager, Events and Administration Georgia Association of Convenience Stores (770)736-9723
Chair

Professional Development

Advises staff on the selection and identification of luncheon speakers, annual meeting presentations, and recommends other educational programming throughout the year.

Active Months: An in-person brainstorming meeting for 2018 programs in either September or October. 1-2 hours in the month prior to evaluate potential speakers.
Jan Price
Jan Price
CAE Vice President Learning Operations CoreNet Global (404)589-3251
Chair
Kamilah Greene
Kamilah Greene
Director, Training and Workforce American College of Rheumatology (404)633-3777
Vice Chair

Silent Auction

Solicits donations for 2 silent auctions – Holiday Luncheon and Annual Meeting - through calls, emails and in person please.

Active Months: Late Spring; late Fall
Karla Yeck
Karla Yeck
Senior Account Executive The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island (904)557-3399
Co Chair
Loren Einstein
Loren Einstein
Senior Sales Executive The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee (404)325-8848
Co Chair

Supplier Council

Serves as a conduit for design ideas of the annual meeting track for corporate supplier attendees and any other issues arising of concern to our supplier members. The Council will offer occasional discussion groups after quarterly luncheons as requested.

Active Months: 2 in-person meetings in 2018. Potential for in-person meeting at the Annual Meeting. Up to 2 conference calls.
Missy Brandt Wilson
Missy Brandt Wilson
MBA Area Director of Sales McNeill Hotel Company/ Homewood Suites Athens (912)270-5613
Chair
Holly Wright
Holly Wright
Senior Sales Manager, Remote - Atlanta Omni, Amelia Island Plantation (770)693-9676
Vice Chair

Membership

Implements targeted membership marketing plan to attract new members and retain current members. Members will focus on both engagement and recruitment.

Active Months: January – April and September – October.
Leigh Beakley
Leigh Beakley
Vice President, Membership Services Georgia Hospital Association (770)249-4503
Chair
Spence Downs
Spence Downs
Solution Advisor MemberClicks (800)914-2441
Vice Chair

Tech Ninjas

A safe place for techies and non-techies alike who have technology responsibilities, and a great opportunity for association technology experts to meet and share experiences. We also assist GSAE staff with online awareness and social media messaging.

Active Months: Year round.
Russ Webb
Russ Webb
Vice President Atlanta/Georgia Apartment Association (770)518-4248
Chair
Amanda Cook
Amanda Cook
VP of Business Development Map Dynamics (888)526-5542x1
Vice Chair