Pittsburgh Society of 
Association Executives

President's Message

January 10, 2018 3:41 PM | Lisa Moses (Administrator)

President’s Message

                                   January 2018

Dear PSAE Members,

Happy New Year to all PSAE Members.  Thank you for your participation and dedication to the organization as we transition into 2018.  I can’t believe that my term as President is already at the midway point.  Looking back at the first 6 months:

1.      We had two educational luncheon meetings.  The September meeting at ACMS was all about connecting with millennials via social media.  The October meeting at SAE International focused on understanding emotional intelligence and how it plays an important part of leadership and success.
2.      A social event at the Willow restaurant in Avonworth in late November.  As an early holiday party, the unformatted event gave members the opportunity to mingle and network with other members as well as participate in multiple gift-basket raffles donated by PSAE associate members to support the organization’s activities.
3.      Most Importantly: I am pleased to announce that PSAE has a new Society Administrator: Ms. Lisa Moses.  Ms. Moses comes to us with an extensive background in planning and executing the many tasks required for the PSAE.  She will be handling the meeting logistics, membership, member communications, finances and day-to-day operations.  For any inquiries on membership or anything PSAE-related, please reach out to Lisa at psae@psae.org

Looking ahead to 2018, we have an exciting list of events coming up to continue your leadership education and to expand your local network of professional society leaders.

1.      Just announced for January 31, 2018: Leadership and Ethics by Rose Almon-Martin – “Discuss the common triggers that lead good people to do bad things and how leaders can create an environment where people know the right thing and they do it”.  The event will be held at the Oncology Nursing Society.  Visit the PSAE website for more details.  Register today for the event!
2.      The PSAE Masters Conference will be held on February 28, 2018.  Two long-time contributors to PSAE are confirmed to participate:  Ms. Mary Lee Gannon and Mr. Michael Kumer.  Additional details for the program will be coming very soon.  If you are a vendor and are interested in sponsoring at this event, please see the website for details on the sponsorship levels.  The PSAE relies on the support of not only its members, but also its dedicated associate members.  We thank all who participate at any level.
3.      A PSAE Social will occur on March 28, 2018, location to be determined soon
4.      Mark your calendars also for two additional luncheon meetings:  April 25, 2018 and May 23, 2018.

Don’t forget to submit nominations for members 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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