2017-18 Board of Directors Announced

We are pleased to announce our 2017-18 Board of Directors and Foundation Trustees:

FSAE Board of Directors

Chair: Vicki Long, CAE; EVP, FL Assn of the Am Institute of Architects
Chair Elect: Rachel Luoma, CAE; Chief Staff Executive/Vice-President, Partners in Assn Management, Inc.
Treasurer: Jim Ayotte, CAE; Executive Director, FL Manufactured Housing Assn
Secretary: Adrienne Bryant, CAE; Account Executive, IntrinXec Management, Inc.
Immediate Past Chair: Al Pasini, CAE; Chief Operating Officer, LeadingAge Florida

Directors At Large
Keyna Cory; Executive Director, FL Recycling Partnership
Fran Gilbert, CAE; Executive Director, FL Public Defenders Assn
Letreze Gooding, CMP; Director of Education & Events, FL Assn of Counties
Gail Siminovsky, CAE; Executive Director, Academy of Laser Dentistry (newly elected)
Donna Son, IOM; Chief Operating Officer, FL Institute of CPAs (newly elected)
Crissy Tallman, CMP, CAE; Director of Conventions & Continuing Education, FL Dental Assn (newly elected)

Associate Directors at Large
Steve Crist, Associate Vice President Group Sales, Discover the palm Beaches (newly elected)
Cheryl James,
Director of Sales, Hilton Worldwide Sales


FSAE Foundation Trustees

Chair: Sue Fern; CEO and Founder, Fern Management Services
Chair-Elect: Fran Gilbert, CAE; Executive Director, FL Public Defenders Assn
Treasurer: Jan Dobson, CAE, APR; Sr. Director FICPA Ed Foundation, FL Institute of CPAs
Immediate Past Chair: Donna Son, IOM; Chief Operating Officer, FL Institute of CPAs

Barney Bishop, III; President & CEO, FL Smart Justice Alliance
Jaime Caldwell, ACHE; President, SFL Hospital & Healthcare Assn (newly appointed)
Lisa Chamberlain, CMP; National Account Director, Visit Tampa Bay (newly appointed)
Karl Kaufmann; Director of Sales and Catering, Hilton Ocala
Robert (Bob) Macdonald; Executive Director, Florida PDMP Foundation, Inc. (newly appointed)
Kim Wetzel; Sr. Sales Manager, Caribe Royale Orlando (newly appointed)

Our new Boards will be installed at the 2017 Annual Conference at The Breakers Palm Beach.



Congratulations to our 2017 FSAE Foundation Grant Recipients! 

The FSAE Foundation is pleased to announce our 2017 Professional Development Grant recipients. This year, the Foundation has awarded 22 grants totaling $13,000. These grants are possible because of our corporate partner donors, Hyatt Hotels in Florida, Marriott International Hotels & Resorts of Florida, Naylor Association Solutions, Salamander Hotels & Resorts; auction donors & patrons; and member donations to the FSAE Foundation. Thank you! 

Hyatt Hotels in Florida Grant:

  • Jason Carroll, CMP, Executive Director, Friends of the Riverwalk

  • Carolyn D. Hinson, CGMP, Assistant to the Board, Leon County Schools, School Board Administration

  • Eileen Johnson, Director of Administration and Finance, Assn of FL Colleges

  • Marsha Kiner, CAE, Associate Executive Director, Assn of FL Colleges

  • Lisette Mariner, CAE, Executive Director, FL Independent Automobile Dealers Assn

Marriott International Grant:

  • David Higgins, CAE

  • Jill M. Jackson, CMP, Senior Meeting Planner, Partners in Association Management, Inc.

  • Jessica Lowe-Minor, Executive Director, Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence

  • P. Christine Poole, CMP, Director of Events, Foundation for Excellence in Education/ExcelinEd

  • Lisa S. Stanley, CEO, OSCRE International

  • Crissy Tallman, CMP, CAE, Director of Conventions & Continuing Education, FL Dental Assn

Naylor Association Solutions Communications Grant:

  • Barbara Peck, Manager, Community and Industry Recognition, ISPE - International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering

Naylor Association Solutions NEW MEMBER Grant:

  • Shannon T. Young, Event Coordinator, Florida State University

Salamander Hotels & Resorts Grant

  • Trevor Maddox, CPE Conference Manager, FL Institute of CPAs

  • Dixey Teel, Director of Professional Development, The Florida Bar

FSAE Foundation Associate Grant

  • Debby Beck, Professional Outsourcing Provider, dbEvents & Services, LLC

  • Meg Caldwell, CMP, Sales Manager, Sheraton Birmingham Hotel

  • Lisa Miller Pacella, CMP, Global Account Executive, ConferenceDirect

FSAE Foundation CAE/CMP Grant

  • Cathi C. Lundgren, CAE, Global Account Executive, HPN Global - A Global Meeting Services Company

  • Kristin Marshall, Director of Group Sales, SunStream Hotels and Resorts

FSAE Foundation Young Professionals Grant

  • Elizabeth Baranik, CMP, National Account Manager, Experient, A Maritz Global Events Company

  • Brittany Clifton, Group Sales Manager, Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek


Learn More About Foundation Grants

Vote Now for FSAE Board Candidates!

The FSAE Board of Directors currently has three (3) At-Large positions to be filled by election of the FSAE Executive Membership and one (1) Associate At-Large position to be filled by election of the FSAE Associate Membership.

Learn more about our candidates and vote before the May 18 deadline.

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