Committees 2020

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.

 

Holly Wright
Omni, Amelia Island Plantation
CO CHAIR

Carol Hall
Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center
CO 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, November.

Regina Robuck
RKR Sponsor Solutions
CHAIR

 

Tangela Monroe, CAE
AIA Georgia
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.

 

Lisa-Marie Haygood
Cherokee County Educational Foundation
CHAIR         

Shan Haugabrook
Atlanta/Georgia Apartment Association
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, November, December.

 

Amy Hokkanen
Amy's Star Meetings
CO CHAIR

 

Lacey Damico Facer
InTandem Promotions
CO 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, the GSAE CAE Study Group will meet July-September.

 

Dr. Michael Tatonetti, CAE
Professional Pricing Society
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 2021 programs in either September or October. 1-2 hours in the month prior to evaluate potential speakers.

 

Julia Boyd, CAE
Professional Photographers of America
CHAIR



Melanie Taylor

Stringfellow Management Group
VICE 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

Karla Yeck
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
CO CHAIR

 

Abby Hicks
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 2020. Potential for in-person meeting at the Annual Meeting. Up to 2 conference calls.

Sheryl Ehlers
Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center
CHAIR

 

  

Maria Trammell
Jekyll Island Authority
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.

Mike Pennington, CAE
Atlanta/Georgia Apartment Association

CHAIR

 

Missy Brandt Wilson, MBA
McNeil Hotel Company
Homewood Suites Athens
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. 

 
Heather Blanchard
Explore Brookhaven
CO CHAIR
Ian Webb
PIAG
CO CHAIR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

communications task force

Develop a strategic communication plan to implement GSAE's branding message and membership campaign ideas into all vehicles

 

Robin Lane, CAE
American College of Rheumatology
CHAIR

 

 

New and Aspiring CEO Bootcamp Programming Task force

Task Force convening in 2020 to identify pertinent topics and develop programming for a new and aspiring association CEO bootcamp.

 

Ragan Cohn, CAE
Meeting Expectations
CHAIR