Awards & Nominations

Awards & Nominations

Each year, CalSAE recognizes three members for their exceptional service to the Society and the association community. The awards are presented each spring at CalSAE's ELEVATE Annual Conference.

2022 Recipients

Association Executive
of the Year Award

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Oyango Snell, Esq, CAE
CEO & Executive Director
California Lawyers Association

Geri Hayes McDonald
Staff Achievement Award

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Emily Mullin, CAE
Association Executive + Membership Services Director
The Core Management Company

Industry Partner
of the Year Award

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Denice Hinden, PhD, MCC
President
Managance Coaching


Past Award Recipients

Nominate A Peer

A typical nomination includes a paragraph or two summarizing why you believe the person deserves to be considered for the award and should address at least one of the criteria mentioned below (those who are nominated will be asked for more detailed information about the criteria).

Award Criteria
Association Executive of the Year
Presented to the CEO of a member association, not-for-profit, AMC, or CVB who has achieved success in overall contributions to CalSAE, service to professional, civic or charitable organizations, and achievements for their employing organization.

Geri Hayes McDonald Staff Achievement Award
Presented to a staff member of an association, charitable organization, or AMC who has achieved success in overall contributions to CalSAE, service to professional, civic or charitable organizations, and achievements for their employing organization.

Industry Partner of the Year Award
Presented to an Industry Partner member who has achieved success in overall contributions to CalSAE, service to professional, civic or charitable organizations, and achievements for their employing organization.

Submit a Nomination

Please submit your nomination by February 11th.  Your nominee will contacted by CalSAE for additional details about their service and career.

Elaine Rose Scholarship for Small Associations

This scholarship is awarded to a member who works for a small association and is intended to promote educational and professional growth by supporting their attendance at the ELEVATE Annual Conference. Self-nominations are encouraged.

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