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2014 Award Winners will be announced at the Convention on Thursday, January 22nd, 2014.

Each year ISAE honors the outstanding accomplishments of its regular and associate members by presenting Awards of Excellence.  Nominations were collected and the Awards of Excellence were presented at the 2013 Annual Convention during the Welcome at the Hilton Springfield Hotel  Thank you for your nominations and congratulations to the recipients!


2013 Award Recipients

Rising Star

The Rising Star Award is presented to a recent member or newcomer to ISAE who has demonstrated involvement and committment 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 excellance. 

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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