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2016 Award Recipients

Every other year ISAE honors the outstanding accomplishments of its association and industry partner members by presenting Awards of Excellence.  Nominations were collected and the Awards of Excellence were presented at the 2017 Annual Convention & Trade Show during the welcome at the President Abraham Lincoln Springfield - a DoubleTree by Hilton. Thank you for your nominations and congratulations to the recipients!

Rising Star

The Rising Star Award is presented to a recent member or newcomer to ISAE who has demonstrated involvement and commitment to the Association Management field.

Jennifer Gortney

Office Manager

NAIFA Illinois 

Industry Partner of the Year

The Industry Partner of the Year is presented to an exemplary business or individual within ISAE who typifies customer service excellence. 

Cory Hatfield

Director of Sales

Enjoy Peoria

Association Excellence 

The Association Excellence Award recognizes a staff member, not a CEO, who has displayed the highest commitment to professional growth and pride in association management profession.

Melissa Bealon, CMP

Communications & IT Specialist

Illinois Funeral Directors Association

 

President's Award

The 2016 President's Award is given in recognition of exceptional service, dedication and significant contributions to ISAE and the association community.

Debbie Jemison, CAE

VP Communications and Marketing

Illinois Bankers Association 

Distinguished Member Award

The Distinguished Member award is a reflection of outstanding leadership and achievement in association management. These individuals have contributed to ISAE in many capacities and exemplify the best in association by continually bringing credit to the profession and the association management community as well as the profession or industry the represent.

Cheri Breneman 

Administrator

Illinois Association of Fire Protection Districts

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2014 Award Recipients

Each year ISAE honors the outstanding accomplishments of its association and industry partner members by presenting Awards of Excellence.  Nominations were collected and the Awards of Excellence were presented at the 2015 Annual Convention & Trade Show during the welcome at the Hilton Springfield Hotel  Thank you for your nominations and congratulations to the recipients!

Rising Star

The Rising Star Award is presented to a recent member or newcomer to ISAE who has demonstrated involvement and commitment to the Association Management field.

Janell Marshall

Meetings & Membership Director

Illinois State Dental Society

Industry Partner of the Year

The Associate of the Year is presented to an exemplary business or individual within ISAE who typifies service excellence. 

Amy O'Neal

Eastland Suites & Conference Center

Director of Sales and Marketing

Association Excellence 

The Association Excellence Award recognizes a staff member, not a CEO, who has displayed the highest commitment to professional growth and pride in association management profession.

Jodie Brooks

Director of Member Services

Grain and Feed Association of Illinois

President's Award

The 2014 President's Award is given in recognition of exceptional service, dedication and significant contributions to ISAE and the association community.

Dick Martinez

Sales Manager

Chicago Marriott Naperville

Special Recognition 

This year's award recognizes the recipient for their exceptional service in 2014. This is an unique award. This individual received this award for going above and beyond. 

Molly Hall, CAE, IOM

Executive Director

Energy Education Council

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2013 Award Recipients

Rising Star

The Rising Star Award is presented to a recent member or newcomer to ISAE who has demonstrated involvement and commitment to the Association Management field.

 

Erin Hollinshead
Assistant Director
Energy Education Council

 

Associate of the Year

The Associate of the Year is presented to an exemplary business or individual within ISAE who typifies service excellence. 

Lisa Nardi
Sales Manager
The President Abraham Lincoln Hotel & Conference Center

 

Association Excellence 

The Association Excellence Award recognizes a staff member, not a CEO, who has displayed the highest commitment to professional growth and pride in association management profession.

Deann French
Vice President of Communications
Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois

 

 

President's Award

The 2012 President's Award is given in recognition of exceptional service, dedication and significant contributions to ISAE and the association community.

Laura Richter
Director of Membership Development
Illinois Chiropractic Society

Special Recognition 

This year's award recognizes the recipient for their exceptional service in 2012. This is an unique award. This individual received this award for going above and beyond including setting long-term staffing goals for ISAE, contracting and leading the difficult transition from one leadership team to another; effectively communicating the changes and decisions to the membership; attending nearly all committee meetings; providing useful tech-tips during opening remarks at all association meetings; and last but not least...for her willingness to instruct and lead a flash mob.

Kathy Ridley
2012 ISAE Board President
Director of Education & Membership
Illinois State Dental Society

 

 

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