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VSAE Installs New Board for 2020-2021

May 1, 2020

The Virginia Society of Association Executives (VSAE) is proud to announce its newly-elected 2020-2021 Board of Directors, whose term begins May 1, 2020. The installation ceremony will take place at VSAE’s Annual Conference, rescheduled for August.

Officers:

  • President  Phyllis Errico, JD, CAE, General Counsel for Virginia Association of Counties
  • Immediate Past President  Duront A. “D” Walton, Jr.,CAE, Executive Director of Virginia Telecommunications Industry Association
  • President Elect Maureen Dingus, CAE, Chief Operating Officer of Virginia Society of CPAs
  • Treasurer Steven Williams, Partner at Hardiman-Williams, LLC
  • Secretary  Stewart Hinckley, President & CEO of Ruggles Service Corporation 

Directors beginning their first term:

  • Corey Clayborne, AIA, MBA, Executive Vice President of American Institute of Architects, Virginia
  • Carter Lyons, CAE, Director of Education and Professional Development at Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia, Inc.

Directors continuing to serve for VSAE:

  • Sarah Gouger, Executive Director of The Builders’ Exchange Association of Virginia
  • Amy Hewett, CAE, VP of Strategy & Communications for Virginia Health Care Association
  • Richard Johnstone, Jr., President & CEO of VA, MD, DE Association of Electric Cooperatives
  • Shannon McCabe, CAE, Executive Director of Association of Consulting Foresters
  • Katie Newland, Executive Director of Association for Corporate Growth National Capital
  • Lisa Noon, CAE, RCE, Vice President of Organization Management Group
  • Tracey van Marcke, Chief Executive Officer of VHHA Foundation
  • Associate Member –Jordan Vallerga, CMP, Group Sales Manager at The Founders Inn & Spa

Formed in 1949, VSAE is a 400-plus member association consisting of association executives, association management companies, and others who serve the association industry with products or services.  VSAE’s vision is to be the best at making associations the best by providing opportunities for association professionals to connect, learn, and lead.


VSAE HOLDS SEMINAR ON AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP
Christopher R. Jones to Present "The 7 Disciplines of Authentic Leaders for Association Leaders"

February 20, 2020

The Virginia Society of Association Executives (VSAE) will hold the next meeting of their Seminar Series with Lunch on Friday, March 6, 2020 at the Hilton Richmond Downtown. The meeting will feature a 2.5-hour seminar at 8:30 a.m., with a networking reception and luncheon to follow from 11:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. The content leader will be Christopher R. Jones.

Christopher will lead us in an exploration of the attributes of an authentic leader in his seminar, "The 7 Disciplines of Authentic Leaders for Association Leaders." He'll include rich examples from real-life stories of leaders with whom he has worked and a panel interview with executives who strive for authentic leadership within their associations. You'll leave ready to immediately implement simple actions from each of the seven disciplines. In his luncheon presentation, "Lessons Learned from The Authentic Leader Show Podcast," he'll share some of his weekly podcast guests' most powerful insights and breakthrough moments, as well as the rituals, mindsets, and daily actions they take to succeed. 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
For the past 30 years, Christopher has held leadership development positions and consulted leadership teams at world headquarters of Fortune 500 companies in multiple industries including information technology and advanced education, as well as lead nonprofit executive boards through capital fundraising campaigns. Christopher hosts “The Authentic Leader Show” podcast where he interviews CEOs, executive directors, and the occasional celebrity. His guests go deep into their journeys of leadership and personal effectiveness. Christopher sits on the boards of the Richmond Christian Leadership Initiative (RCLI) and the Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce. In 2017, Christopher was named the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year.

REGISTRATION
VSAE non-members can register for the seminar for $90 if done by Tuesday, March 3, 2020. On-site registration is available and subject to higher fees. Call VSAE at (804) 747-4971 for more information or register online now at vsae.org.

Formed in 1949, VSAE is a 400-plus member association consisting of association executives, association management companies, and others who serve the association industry with products or services.  VSAE’s vision is to be the best at making associations the best by providing opportunities for association professionals to connect, learn, and lead.


VSAE  HOLDS SEMINAR ON TECHNOLOGY FOR PRODUCTIVITY
Beth Ziesenis to Present “Powered Productivity: Super Tech Tools to Get Stuff Done”

January 13, 2020

The Virginia Society of Association Executives (VSAE) will hold the first in its 2020 Seminar Series on Friday, February 7, 2020 at The Jefferson Hotel. The meeting will feature a 2.5-hour seminar at 8:30 a.m., with a networking reception and luncheon to follow from 11:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. The content leader will be Beth Ziesenis, provided courtesy of Powell Kohne Associates, LLC.

The seminar, “Powered Productivity: Super Tech Tools to Get Stuff Done” offers a research-based look at common productivity problems, and the technology tools needed to solve them. Discover how to use free and bargain technology tools you never knew existed to work more efficiently with your teams, get organized, and finally get stuff done. In her luncheon presentation, "Hello, My Name Is Alexa: How to Use Digital Voice Assistants to Engage Members and Attendees," Ziesenis will discuss the ways your association can use the popularity of digital voice assistants to engage members and attendees at events, on the tradeshow floor, from the keynote stage, and beyond.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Author and Professional Speaker Beth Ziesenis, aka Your Nerdy Best Friend, is a technology expert who speaks to 60-plus groups a year all over the country about the best free and bargain apps and online resources that will help you become more organized, efficient and awesome at work and at home. Her books, including the latest title, Release Your Inner Nerd, are available on Amazon.com. Beth was selected for the MeetingsNet Editors Picks: Favorite Speakers of 2013 and Meetings & Conventions Planners Favorite Speakers, 2014".

REGISTRATION
VSAE non-members can register for the seminar for $90 if done by Tuesday, February 4, 2020. On-site registration is available and subject to higher fees. Call VSAE at (804) 747-4971 for more information or register online now at vsae.org.

Formed in 1949, VSAE is a 400-plus member association consisting of association executives, association management companies, and others who serve the association industry with products or services. VSAE’s vision is to be the best at making associations the best by providing opportunities for association professionals to connect, learn, and lead.

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