Volunteer of the Year


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The Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes outstanding committee service demonstrating team leadership either as a chair, vice chair, past chair, participant, or liaison as a contributing member of multiple NYSAE committees that promote the purposes of NYSAE and benefit its members.

The criteria for this award are:

  • Is a current regular or associate member;
  • Demonstrates achievements as a committee leader or outstanding team member in developing and/or executing programs and projects that promote the purposes of NYSAE and that benefit its members;
  • Serves as a leader and mentor to the association management community and its partner suppliers;
  • Acts as a role model for NYSAE members.

Past Recipients:

  • 2017 Donna J. Kelley, CMP, CASE
  • 2016 Robert Spangler
  • 2015 Brian Kell
  • 2014 Holly Koenig
  • 2013 Jennifer A. Ian MBA
  • 2012 Kathleen Brown, MPA, CAE
  • 2011 Lee Hornstein
  • 2010 Michael Cummings
  • 2010 Judy Sanford Guise, MSW, CAE
  • 2009 Denman Wall
  • 2008 Andrew Steggles
  • 2007 Carol White Llewellyn, CAE
  • 2006 Jeffrey P. Fagan, CMP, CASE
  • 2005 Michael McGough
  • 2004 Michael Faulkner, CAE
  • 2003 Hallie Sherck, MA, CAE
  • 2002 Diane Feirman, CAE
  • 2001 Edward H. Gordon
  • 2000 Kathleen Brown, CAE
  • 1999 Michael Hausman, CHSE, CMP
  • 1998 Linda Ferm, CAE
  • 1997 Mimi Eckert, CAE
  • 1996 David Teisler, CAE
  • 1995 Paul Basista, CAE
  • 1994 Candis Paule-Riggs
  • 1993 Marsha S. Block, CAE
  • 1992 Thomas W. Estler, CAE
  • 1991 Robert O. Lehrman
  • 1990 Vincent Grandinetti, CHSE
  • 1989 Wells B Jones, CAE, CFRE
  • 1988 Edward A. Kippel, CAE
  • 1987 Nicole Millman-Falk, CAE
  • 1986 Suzanne R. Bliss and Iris Gross, CAE
  • 1985 Tricia Irmen