By Gina Ryan, CAE
Among NYSAE members are many unsung heroes who make things happen within their organizations. While CEOs have natural visibility and are easily identified for their leadership roles, their top-tier team members often are not recognized.
Are you an associate executive director or department manager who has contributed significantly to the development of innovative, visionary programming as a team leader within in a philanthropic, professional, or trade organization? Have you demonstrated excellence in advancing the mission of your organization through: organizational management; leadership; administration; knowledge management and research; governance and structure; public policy, government relations, and coalition building; membership development; programs, products and services; or marketing, public relations, and communications?
If so, you are the perfect candidate for this award!
To qualify for this award, you must:
- Be a regular member of NYSAE;
- Contribute significantly to the development of innovative, visionary programming as a team leader within a philanthropic, professional, or trade association;
- Demonstrate excellence in advancing the mission of your organization through management of one or more recognized CAE functional domains listed above;
- Show commitment to the advancement of association management as a profession.
On Wednesday, April 22, it could be your turn to step into the spotlight and be the first to receive this new award.
Self-nominations are strongly encouraged. Visit www.nysaenet.org/awards to apply.
Gina Ryan, CAE, is President of CEO Pathways/Creative Executive Options, a firm offering interim executive director services and transition management to newly formed or recently challenged associations. Ryan, recipient of NYSAE’s 1994 New Star Award, is a former NYSAE Board member and is the current Vice Chair of the Awards Committee. She can be reached at email@example.com or 917-971-7524.