Previous Award Winners

FSAE 2020 Leadership Award Winners

FSAE presented its most prestigious leadership awards at its recent Pivot 2020: FSAE Virtual meeting. The Executive of the Year Award honors an association executive who has displayed the highest commitment to professional growth and dedication to advancing the association management profession. The Associate of the Year Award honors an association supplier whose dedication and leadership also advances the industry. FSAE’s Rising Star Award honors an association professional and/or supplier member who contribute significant time and talent to ensure FSAE’s continued success. FSAE also recognized an associate organization that supports the association industry and local communities. Our Supporting Associate Organization of the Year awardhonors an organization that demonstrates outstanding efforts, excellence and innovation.

2020 FSAE Award WinnersThe award winners for 2020 are:

  • Executive of the Year: Marsha Kiner, MS, CAE; Interim Executive Director, Association of Florida Colleges, Tallahassee, FL
  • Associate of the Year: Elizabeth Pardillo, CMP; Meeting & Event Strategist, Maritz Global Events, Orlando, FL
  • Executive Rising Star: Shelly Joines; Program Manager, Partners in Association Management, Inc., Tallahassee, FL
  • Associate Rising Star: Michael Copeland; Owner / Producer, Copeland Productions Inc., Tallahassee, FL
  • Supporting Associate Organization of the Year: MemberClicks; Atlanta, GA
    (Pictured: MemberClicks CEO Mark Sedgley)

“There is no greater honor than being recognized by your peers for being the best of the best,” said FSAE Board Chair Lonny Powell. “These individuals and companies set the standard for professional excellence and exemplary leadership in the association community. Congratulations on this well-deserved honor.”

Each year FSAE recognizes individuals for their leadership, dedication, and professionalism both within FSAE as well as their own organizations. Each recipient is nominated by their peers and selected by committee-review according to strict criteria of excellence and achievement. Award recipients’ professionalism and leadership are evident in both services to the association management profession and to the local community.

Congratulations to our Winners!