Rising Star Award

(Multiple awards may be presented.)

Recognizes a young professional (35 years of age or under) who has contributed significantly to serving the profession of association and not-for-profit management.

He or she must currently work for a nonprofit (association, philanthropic organization, professional society, educational institution, etc.), or volunteer for a nonprofit in a leadership role or work for an organization which provides services or products to the association/not-for-profit community (tourism/hospitality, nonprofit management/consulting, technology, etc.).

Past Recipients:

  • 2023 - Scott Clifford, Program Manager - Events, Secured Finance Network
  • 2023 - Annie Farley, Assistant Vice President, Conferences and Events, SIFMA
  • 2021 Caitlin Sargent
  • 2020 Katie Chambers
  • 2020 Mary Patterson, CAE
  • 2019 Will Gilchrist
  • 2018 Lauren Shultz