The annual TRENDS Salute to Association Excellence is considered among the nation’s premier events to honor the best in the nationwide association community. Every year TRENDS selects the national Association Executive of the Year, the Association Partner of the Year, the Leading Association Lobbyists, the Young & Aspiring Association Professionals, and the winners of the All Media Contest, the most talked-about competition for communications in the association space.
Specifically, this year’s honorees are
Association Executive of the Year - Dawn Sweeney, CEO, National Restaurant Association
Association Partner of the Year - Loretta Monterastelli DeLuca, FASAE, Founder and CEO, Delcor Technology Solutions
Leading Association Lobbyists - W, Eric Dell, SVP of Government Affairs, National Automatic Merchandising Association; Gregory Knopp, CAE, Executive Director of Political Affairs, American Council of Engineer Companies; and Cicely Simpson, Vice President of Government Affairs and Policy, National Restaurant Association.
The Young & Aspiring Association Professionals - Richard Brown, Manager and Account Executive, Center for Fine Arts Education; Paula Eichenbrenner, CAE, Executive Director, Foundation, Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Foundation; Melissa Garcia, CAE, Senior Director, Digital & Information Strategy, Society for Neuroscience; Kendra Pheasant, M.S., CAE, Account Executive, Association Resources; and Adrienne Segundo, IOM, COO/Chairman, Limitless Association Solution Resource.
New this year, the winners in the All Media Contest will find out at the Salute who placed in gold, silver and bronze!
The Salute draws registrants from across the country: your colleagues, peers, top association executives, high-powered partners…you could be sitting next to a future Executive of the Year!
The Sal;ute will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 pm. at its traditional home, the Capital Hilton in Washington. We are just about at capacity, so do not wait, register TODAY for THE association event in the nation’s capital and the association capital of the U.S. - Washington!