2020 Synergy Awards Annual Luncheon

When:  Aug 20, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (ET)

NYSAE's 2020 Synergy Awards Luncheon celebrates outstanding achievement by individuals and organizations within the association and not for profit community in the New York tri-state area. This year's honorees stood out due in part to their strong focus, hard work ethic and alignment with NYSAE's mission statement. Join us as we celebrate their achievements with friends and colleagues from across the industry. 

2020 Synergy Award Honorees:

Meetings Professional NYSAE
of the Year

Lifetime Achievement

Chief Executive
of the Year

Association Partner
of the Year

Excellence in Educational

NYC Impact Award

Stuart Ruff-Lyon, CMP, DES
Vice President of Events and Exhibitions
Risk Insurance Management Society

Alan Steel
President & CEO
Javits Center

Joi Gordon
Dress for Success

American Society
of Association Executives

Announced March 16 

Announced March 23 

Award Partner: Visit San Antonio

Award Partner:
Caesars Entertainment

Award Partner:
Discover Puerto Rico

NYSAE Distinguished
Service Award

NYSAE Distinguished
Service Award

NYSAE Rising Star Award

NYSAE Rising Star Award

NYSAE Digital Excellence

Betsy Totten
Global Account Executive
Marriott International

Matt Schechter
Regional Director
NYC & Company

Katie Chambers
Community Engagement Director
New York Women in Film and Television

Mary Patterson, CAE
Association Manager
Jaffe Management

Announced March 30 

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 12 - 2 PM

Harvard Club of New York City, 35 W 44th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue | Biddle Room

Member Pricing: $110 | Nonmember Pricing: $135 | Table of 10: $1,400*

*Tables available on a first-come, first-served basis upon request. Includes listing as patron sponsor of event and listing on all Synergy Awards promotional materials. Please call 212-297-2197 or email info@nysaenet.org to reserve.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested groups are able to secure a place in the program by sponsoring a Synergy Award. For $1,500 sponsors are able to select an award and introduce the honoree. For more information on how to get involved with the Synergy Awards, please contact Holly Koenig at HKoenig@kellencompany.com.

*REFUND POLICY: NYSAE will refund 100% of an attendee's registration remittance upon receipt of written notice of cancellation received by or before Wednesday, July 1, 2020. 75% of your registration fee will be refunded if cancellation is received between Thursday, July 2, 2020, and Thursday, July 30, 2020. There are no refunds after Wednesday, July 31, 2020. Refunds may take up to 10 business days to process.


35 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036-6613