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  • Friday, October 08, 2021 11:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Mid-Atlantic Society of Association Executives is currently accepting nominations to serve on the 2022 Board of Directors. Directors will be required to attend bimonthly board meetings which run 1-2 hours. Directors are also expected to actively participate or lead various initiatives and support MASAE by attending events whenever possible.

    Click here to nominate yourself for a board position.

    Click here to nominate another MASAE member for a board position.

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2020 2:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, we invite you to review the attached proposal for amendments to the Society Bylaws. Proposed revisions are limited to the sections articulated in the attached. Language proposed to be eliminated is struck through. Language proposed to be added is highlighted. Rationale for each amendment is provided. A complete version of the current bylaws is available online.

    Voting on the proposed amendments will be called during our Business Meeting on November 3rd as part of the Annual Meeting program.

    Thank you for your attention and for your membership in MASAE.

    Click here to review the proposed amendments.

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2020 4:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    MASAE cares about you, the association industry, and our collective future. For these reasons, MASAE has waived the individual membership dues fees for the remainder of 2020 for any individual who is laid-off, displaced, furloughed, or becomes unemployed from a current member organization or company of MASAE. We want you to stay involved in MASAE. There is no catch and no strings are attached. Stay connected.

    Email your new contact information to to re-join.

  • Monday, April 13, 2020 2:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    MASAE has an exciting partnership with Association Laboratory, a full-service research and strategy company that serves trade and professional associations, to offer an exclusive 25% discount to MASAE Members on industry white papers, webinars, and events.

    Two relevant and timely reports are available to you now via Association Laboratory:

    Additional industry topics and resources offered through Association Laboratory’s Knowledge Center include the following:

    • Strategic Leadership, Governance, & Planning – Creating and Sustaining a Strategic Board and Building a Leadership Pipeline
    • Membership –Membership and Engagement and Engaging Younger Association Professionals
    • Content – Content Strategy 101 and Introduction to Creating and Sustaining and Association Content Strategy
    • Meetings – Planning for the Meetings of Tomorrow
    • Components - The Future of Component Relations
    • Global – Global Engagement Strategy

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On Tuesday, March 17 the Mid-Atlantic Society of Association Executives will participate in a global study assessing the current and future impact of the coronavirus on trade and professional association finances and strategy in partnership with Association Laboratory.

    This study is being conducted with the cooperation of key partners active in the Association Laboratory Research Alliance. The alliance is a global group of leading state and specialty societies of association executives and other participating organizations serving the association community.

    The study assesses the economic impact on associations and evaluates the specific impact on key strategies. Finally, it identifies how associations are moving forward to adapt.

    Data collection begins March 17 and ends March 25, 2020. Association Laboratory will publish the results of the study and lead digital and other distribution as quickly as possible. Mid-Atlantic Society of Association Executives will receive the raw data and every member who responds to the survey will receive a complimentary copy of the research overview.

    Other participants in the Association Laboratory Research Alliance include the following:

    • American Association of Medical Society Executives
    • Association Forum
    • AMC Institute
    • Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives
    • Global Association Hubs Partnership
    • State Societies including
      • Colorado SAE
      • Georgia SAE
      • Indiana SAE
      • Mid-Atlantic SAE
      • New York SAE
      • Ohio SAE
      • Tennessee SAE
      • Wisconsin SAE

    Association Laboratory, the company leading this effort, specializes in the research and development of strategy for associations and the creation of strategic education for association leaders. We are excited to lead this industry-wide effort to help associations adapt to a new and challenging business environment.

  • Friday, July 19, 2019 4:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Registration is now open for MASAE's Annual Meeting to be held December 11-12, 2019 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. This year we have an expanded program that engages staff at all levels within an association or association management company.


    Key changes to our program this year includes the inclusion of three new tracks, including:

    • Executive
    • Association Management 101
    • Meetings and Events

    We are excited to expand the educational offerings of the event this year and to welcome staff at any level who are interested in furthering their professional knowledge in this industry.


    In addition to our new tracks, we are offering a unique program for CEOs, Executive Directors, Account Executives or other C-Level/Senior Director leaders. This is a completely new program for MASAE and our executive level members. This event includes a dinner and facilitated discussion by Dean West to talk about the most important issues facing our associations and ourselves as leaders. This event is limited to just 25 Attendees and has a registration fee of $150. This fee includes dinner, drinks and facilitated discussion. The event is presented by Caesars Entertainment and will take place at a Caesars property in Atlantic City.


    We are excited to bring two exciting speakers to headline our event as keynote speakers. Dean West is an engaging association futurist whose company provides cutting edge research on programs and associations. Dean Minuto is an accomplished speaker who recently spoke at the Association Management Company Institute to rave reviews. Dean is also a regular speaker to the CEO/Executive coaching organization, Vistage.

    Dean West, FASAE | President of Association Laboratory – Association Futurist

    Dean West is the founder and President of Association Laboratory. Association Laboratory specializes in the research and development of association business strategy. The company serves a global client base of leading associations through offices in Chicago, IL and Washington, DC.

    Dean West is a Fellow of the American Society of Association Executives. He authored the chapter on Membership Research for the ASAE book, Membership Essentials and the chapter on Marketing Professional Development Programs in the ASAE book, Core Competencies in Professional Development. Mr. West is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Association Forum of Chicagoland, Past Chairman of ASAE’s Professional Development Council and past member of ASAE’s Membership Council. He is lead researcher on Looking Forward™, the nation’s most comprehensive environmental scan of the association environment and Planning for the Meetings of Tomorrow, a technology environmental scan funded by the PCMA Foundation discovering changing uses of technology by meeting planners and attendees.

    Dean Minuto | Yescalate

    Dean has spent his professional life helping others understand the art of persuasion. He believes that at its heart, persuasion is communication, and too many of our misunderstandings come from miscommunication. Whether you are trying to persuade a recalcitrant client to make a buy or hoping to convince your children to work together cleaning up the backyard, the best way to communicate is through understanding. Dean wants to help get you there.

    With 25 years of experience as a leading expert in sales, Dean has personally coached more than 9,000 CEOs, tens of thousands of other executives, and countless employees. He is a proud member of the world’s leading CEO membership organization, Vistage International. In June 2015, Dean was honored and humbled to be named Vistage’s 2015 Speaker of the Year. A natural stage presence and a commanding, friendly speaker, Dean doesn’t just rely on charisma to help people learn to take control of persuasion. He has a lifetime of sales experience augmented by a deep passion for multi-disciplinary research. He loves to weave neurobiology, sales techniques, marketing, history, psychology, and other sciences together in order to create a full tapestry of human behavior. It is only in understanding this that you can learn how to get to yes.


    This year’s event will include a Hosted Buyer program which will provide valuable connections for our industry suppliers and our members who are seeking services.

    We have an exciting program planned and hope you are making your plans to attend. Remember, we have content for everyone and invite you to bring others from your team to participate.

  • Friday, March 01, 2019 9:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Mid-Atlantic Society for Association Executives welcomes you to submit a presentation for our 2019 Annual Meeting. The Annual meeting will be held December 11-12, 2019 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City. This year’s theme is “Reaching the Peak of Association Leadership.”

    This year the conference will feature three distinct tracks, meant to engage everyone within the association management structure. Those tracks are:

    • Executive
    • Association Management 101
    • Meetings and Events

    We encourage members of the MASAE community to review the submission form, share it with your staff and consider submitting. Our hope is to build a program that includes great representation from our local community. We will soon hold a webinar to talk about the program and answer questions for anyone interested in submitting.

    Please click here to submit your presentation.

  • Monday, December 10, 2018 11:51 AM | Anonymous

    The Mid-Atlantic Society of Association Executives was pleased to recognize the power of association excellence and dedication at the 2018 Annual Meeting, held at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City December 5 and 6.

    Amy Williams, CAE, MPA, of Association Headquarters, Inc. was the recipient of the MASAE Distinguished Service Award, which is presented to a dedicated individual who fulfills the “spirit” of MASAE, including: serving as a volunteer leader, stimulates others in volunteer functions and displays a demonstrated track record of success and achievements in MASAE endeavors.

    The National Air Duct Cleaners Association was awarded the 2018 Positive Impact Award. Mike Dwyer, CAE, of Association Headquarters, Inc. accepted the award on behalf of the NADCA. This award is presented to organizations that utilize original thinking to successfully implement a project or activity that produces a positive impact on the organization, its membership and/or its vital communities. The project honored was “Breathing Clean: The Homeowner's Guide to Proper Air Duct Cleaning.”

    Both awards were presented by 2019 MASAE President, Kyle Fernley of Fernley & Fernley. Congratulations to our award winners, and thank you for your contributions to MASAE!

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