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
National Sales Manager
Visit Savannah
VICE CHAIR

Carol Hall
Association and Government Sales Manager
Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center
CHAIR

 

New Member Welcome & Orientation

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

Active Months: February, April, May, July, September.

Regina Robuck
Owner
RKR Sponsor Solutions
CHAIR

 

Erin Hall, CAE
Product Manager
MemberClicks
VICE CHAIR


Welcome warriors

Formerly known as the Peer Connections committee, GSAE Welcome Warriors contact 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.

 

Kelly McLendon, CAE
Manager, Member Services
Georgia Economic Developers Association
CHAIR

Table Hosts

Christina Kaiser
Executive Director
Georgia Amusement & Music Operators Association
CHAIR

                      

 

Lidija Ahmetovic
Sales Manager
Savannah Convention Center
VICE CHAIR

 

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.

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: July, August and September.

For those preparing to take the CAE exam, the GSAE CAE Study Group will meet June-August.

Jennie Nesspor, CAE
Manager, Events and Administration
Georgia Association of Convenience Stores
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, CAE
Vice President Learning Operations
CoreNet Global
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
Senior Account Executive
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
CO CHAIR

 

Abby Hicks
Director of Sales
Hotel Indigo-Athens
CO CHAIR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Super 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 2019. Potential for in-person meeting at the Annual Meeting. Up to 2 conference calls.

Holly Wright
Senior Sales Manager Remote - Atlanta
Omni, Amelia Island Plantation
CHAIR

Sheryl Ehlers
Senior Sales Manager
Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center
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.

Missy Brandt Wilson, MBA
Area Director of Sales
McNeil Hotel Company
Homewood Suites Athens

 

 

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
Vice President 
Atlanta/Georgia Apartment Association
CHAIR

Amanda Cook
VP of Business Development
Map Dynamics
VICE CHAIR