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Shared Interest Groups

Shared Interest Groups

GSAE's Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) offer one of the best resources for association executives and professionals. These self-directed groups of GSAE members focus on a particular area and delve into various topics within that area. SIG meetings often qualify for Certified Association Executive credit (normally 1 hour per meeting). 

Shared Interest Group FAQs

Shared Interest Group Handbook

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Available Shared Interest Groups (SIGS)

CAEs After Dark - An online GSAE discussion group for CAEs only to continue their education.

Communications SIG - For anyone who has communications as part of their day to day function

Emerging Professionals SIG - This SIG is designed for GSAE members who are new to the association profession and are interested in connecting with peers and leaders to grow professionally. Join the discussion and learn about upcoming events by becoming a fan of the Facebook page today.

Fundraising/Development Professionals SIG - For association professionals looking to learn and share best practices and creative strategies around fundraising in the association world.

Government Relations SIG - For association professionals who have an interest in government relations or who work in an advocacy environment.

Meetings SIG - For those who plan association meetings, conferences and tradeshows

Small Association Staff SIG - Designed for staff of associations with 10 or fewer employees. Focuses on best practices and sharing resources.

Telework SIG - For those who telecommute and/or maintain full time home offices.

Meet the GSAE SIG Leadership

Shared Interest Groups

Damian Kavanagh
Damian Kavanagh
Ed.S., CAE Executive Director MISBO (404)918-8850
CAEs After Dark, organizer
John Roch
John Roch
CAE Director of Communications & Technology ACPE The Standard for Spiritual Care & Education (678)636-6212
Communications SIG Chair
Janell Martin
Janell Martin
CAE Director, Registry Operations American College of Rheumatology (404)633-3777
Emerging Professionals SIG Chair
Molly Whobrey
Molly Whobrey
CAE Technology Solutions Business Analyst Meeting Expectations (404)760-2040
Emerging Professionals SIG Vice Chair
Jasmine Okafor
Jasmine Okafor
M.Div. Development Specialist ACPE The Standard for Spiritual Care & Education (678)636-6211
Fundraising/Development Professionals SIG Chair
Michael Sully Sullivan
Michael Sully Sullivan
JD President & CEO American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia (ACEC Georgia) (404)521-2324
Government Relations SIG Chair
Connie Bergeron
Connie Bergeron
CMP President Site Selection Solutions, Inc. (770)955-1611
Meetings SIG Chair
Amy Hokkanen
Amy Hokkanen
Independent Meeting Planner Amy's Star Meetings (404)374-1523
Meetings SIG Vice Chair
Betsy Eddy
Betsy Eddy
Director of Events Southeastern Affordable Housing Management Association (SAHMA) (404)691-3337
Small Staff SIG Chair
Mike Pennington
Mike Pennington
CAE, QBO novi Evangelist novi AMS (770)361-8040
Telework SIG Chair