Committees 2024 - in progress!

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 are integral to GSAE's success as a welcoming and supportive environment for professionals to flourish.

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Meet & Greet

Arrives early and stays late at GSAE events to ensure members feel welcomed, connected and informed by greeting attendees, handing out name tags, and being human arrows. Active Months: February, April, Annual Meeting, July, September, December.

Carol Hall

Carol Hall
Augusta Marriott at the 
Convention Center
CHAIR

 

Jennifer Thompson

Jennifer Thompson
Visit Savannah
VICE CHAIR

 

Lori Jenkins

Lori Jenkins
The Westin Chattanooga/
Defoors Group
VICE 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.

 
Lacy Harden
Visit ColumbusGA
CO CHAIR

 


Danielle 
Chappelear 
National Association of 
Elevator Contractors
CO 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.

Becca Colbert, CMP

 

Becca Colbert, CMP
American Healthcare Association
CHAIR

TBD

VICE 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.

 

TBD  

Shan Haughabrook 

Shan Haugabrook
Atlanta/Georgia Apartment
Association 
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: July, August and September. For those preparing to take the CAE exam, GSAE offers access to several prep programs. TBD.

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 2024 programs in October. 1-2 hours in the month prior to evaluate potential speakers.

 

Jillianne Jewell

Jillianne Jewell

American College of Rheumatology
CO CHAIR

 

Mike Pennington, CAE
Novi AMS
CO CHAIR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SILENT AUCTION

Solicits donations for 2 silent auctions – Holiday Luncheon and Annual Meeting - through calls, emails and in person. Active Months: Late Spring; late Fall

Cyndi Willis

Cyndi Willis
Marriott Atlanta Northeast/
Emory Area
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 meetings in 2023. Potential for in-person meeting at the Annual Meeting. Up to 2 conference calls.

Sheryl Ehlers, CMP

Sheryl Ehlers, CMP
Atlanta Marriott
Northwest
at Galleria
CHAIR

 

Holly Wright

Holly Wright
Omni Hotels & Resorts
VICE CHAIR

 

 Lori Dodd

Lori Dodd
Chattanooga Tourism Co.
VICE CHAIR  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Membership work group

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.

 

 Ragan Cohn, CAE

Ragan Cohn, CAE
Etherio

CO CHAIR