Pittsburgh Society of 
Association Executives

President’s Message

October 15, 2017 12:36 PM | Jim Ireland (Administrator)

Dear PSAE Members,

On September 27, 2017, we kicked off the new PSAE meeting season with our September Members Luncheon Meeting at the Allegheny County Medical Society.  The keynote speaker was Ms. Felicia McKinney, Manager of Social Media at Point Park University.  Her lecture entitled, “Snaps, Apps and Fetty Waps” was a broad overview of the ways that Point Park University engages students (members) in promoting and advertising the many activities and opportunities at the university.  The social media environment at PPU lets the students become part of the social media program through their contributions to Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.  A great way to connect with Millenials.

Our next Members Luncheon Meeting will be on October 25, 2017.  The luncheon speaker will be Melinda Rombold, Chief Human Resource Officer at SAE International and she will be speaking on emotional leadership.  “Regardless of your level or title, we all are leaders within our roles.  Leadership can vary from effectively executing tasks to being a great co-worker to having responsibility for a large team of people.  Whatever your level, emotional intelligence is an important part of leadership and can lead to overall success in any organization.”  Her presentation is entitled, “Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence”.

The meeting will be hosted at SAE International in Warrendale, Pa.   We look forward to seeing you there.

On November 29, 2017, we will be holding the PSAE Holiday Social.  Watch your email and the PSAE website for more details and the location.

As this year progresses, we ask all of our members to consider nominating any PSAE member deserving recognition through the PSAE Awards program.  The PSAE seeks nominations each year for the following awards:

  • ·  Joe Gilbert Outstanding Association Executive Award - Recognizing an association executive who has demonstrated a commitment to leading the field of association management through active participation in PSAE and contribution to the Pittsburgh and Tri-State Area Association Community. 
  • ·  PSAE Member of the Year – Recognizing an individual member of PSAE for his/her outstanding contributions, leadership and achievements in PSAE and association management
  • ·  Outstanding Affiliate Award/Outstanding Service to Associations - Recognizing an individual from an Affiliate Member Organization who has contributed substantially to PSAE over the past year. The individual is recognized for the application of his/her talents and activities as a vendor/supplier to the benefit of PSAE.

More details on the nomination criteria and process can be found on the PSAE Awards website.

Please feel free to pass along the PSAE Monthly Luncheon Program announcements to any business colleague you feel may benefit from the program content.  We depend on our members to truly spread the word to all for the benefit of all.

Thank you.

Brian Bliss, CAE

2017-2018 President

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