FSAE Leadership Award Nominations are Open

Nominate Your Peers to be Recognized for Their Service and Commitment to FSAE and the Association Industry.

Every year at Annual Conference, FSAE acknowledges members who stand out for their exemplary service to FSAE and the association management community. Our Leadership Awards recognize an Executive of the Year, Associate of the Year, Rising Stars, Association of the Year and Supporting Associate Organization of the Year. Learn More about Awards

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FSAE Board Nominations Now Open

Move Associations ForwardHelp Direct the Future of FSAE as a Board Member

Now is your chance to join the leadership to move the association industry forward!

The FSAE Nominating Committee is seeking nominations (Self-Nominations only) for individuals with leadership and management experience to serve as Directors At-Large on the FSAE Board of Directors.

To apply, please review the criteria online and complete your nomination application by April 25. 

LEARN MORE Pro-Tip: Association Resources & Knowledge Hub

FSAE Pro-Tip

The FSAE Knowledge Hub is our library of free downloadable content, including white papers, product guides, case studies, industry analysis and much more, provided by experts and vendors within the association industry. Check out our numerous resources at

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Destination Update: The Palm Beaches

The Palm Beaches

The Palm BeachesFrom world renowned resorts, modern hotels, and expansive outdoor spaces to the sprawling Palm Beach County Convention Center, find a perfect fit for every meeting size and need. The Palm Beaches offer a premier meetings experience, with over 1,000,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and 18,000 guestrooms, and a diverse collection of hotels, restaurants, and cultural attractions. 

Our rich cultural heritage, vibrant blend of cultures and coastal towns, and vivid natural landscapes inspire a unique signature flavor, showcasing the diversity of our local communities.

Read More Pro-Tip: Member Search

FSAE Pro-TipLooking for an FSAE Member? Check the Online Member Search

A searchable FSAE member database is available online for members only and it’s always up to date with the latest information. Search for a person by name or company, or if you aren’t sure who you’re looking for – use the Advanced Search tab. This lets you search by industry type, location and more.

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FSAE Announces Hester Ndoja as President/CEO


Hester NdojaTallahassee, FL (February 21, 2024) --  The Florida Society of Association Executives (FSAE), a prominent organization dedicated to professional development in association management, proudly announces the appointment of Hester Ndoja, CAE as the new President/CEO.

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Service Update: XSITE Tallahassee

XSITE Tallahassee - May 8, 2024 - Dunlap Champions Club

XSITE TallahasseeTallahassee's First and Only All Appointment-Style Tradeshow

We're not like the big shows....XSITE provides an intimate format & productive connections. At every XSITE you can expect: Highly-Vetted & Qualified Planners with Florida Bound Business; up to 15 Face-to-Face Appointments; Multiple Networking Opportunities Including Our Popular After Party; CMP Credit - and more!

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FL House Tax Package and the Tourism Development Tax

A Message from Erin Ballas, FSAE Government Affairs Committee Chair

The House has released their tax package that contains some significate changes to Tourism Development Taxes. 

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Final FTC Rule on Government and Business Impersonation / Scams

David Grossman and Consumer Technology Association have been stalwart leaders in the effort to rid our communities of the spammers members fake membership list offers and/or impersonate our room blocks using our logos or spoofing our email domains. The FTC made a final ruling to help us protect our organizations and members from these scams. He is sharing this info with us below - 

Recently, the FTC issued its long-awaited final rule prohibiting the impersonation of government, businesses, and their officials or agents in interstate commerce. CTA is in the process of reviewing the text. It will become effective 30 days from the date it is published in the Federal Register. You can find the FTC's press release here, and the final rule text is available here.

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Member Article: Parallels in Account Management and Romantic Relationships

“I Just Called to Say I Love You” – The Parallels between Best Practices in Account Management and Romantic Relationships

By Laura Caputo, J.D. & John Bacon MBA

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2024 Grant Applications Now Open

FSAE Foundation GrantsFSAE Foundation Grants Extend Your Budget for Professional Development!

Get the professional development skills and hours you need - with a little help from your friends at FSAE. This year we're pleased to announce over $11,625 - up to 20 grants are available! Learn More

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FSAE in 2023

FSAE in 2023 was full of association management professionals and professional development education. We hope you'll join us for one of our many events & activities this year too :) See what's coming for 2024 here.

FSAE 2023 Year in Review

FSAE 2024 Sponsorship Opportunities Are Available!

FSAE24 Conference Sponsor Opportunities

Connect with Florida’s Association Executives and make your brand more memorable when you participate in the FSAE Annual Conference as a sponsor. We have multiple opportunities to meet any budget to help you reach your target audience. Learn More

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FSAE Members Help Save Trees

Document ShreddingIn December, FSAE hosted a document shredding event with Secure Records Solutions. Thanks to our member participation, we were able to collectively shred and recycle just under 2000 lbs of paper, saving 17 trees!

  • Each ton (2,000 pounds) of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4,000 kilowatts of energy, and 7,000 gallons of water. This represents a 64% energy savings, a 58% water savings, and 60 pounds less of air pollution.
  • The 17 trees saved (above) can absorb a total of 250 pounds of carbon dioxide from the air each year. Burning the same ton of paper would create 1,500 pounds of carbon dioxide.
  • The construction costs of a paper mill designed to use waste paper are 50 to 80% less than the costs of a mill using new pulp.

Thanks to all our shredding participants to help us all breathe a little easier ;)

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Destination Update: The Palm Beaches

The Palm Beaches

The Palm BeachesThe Palm Beaches are where meeting spaces share the stage with vibrant communities and breathtaking natural beauty. Beyond the insights and connections gained within the boardroom, The Palm Beaches take care of the rest with inspiring venues, unique opportunities to connect, and Between-The-Sessions experiences that set meetings apart. More than 170 hotels offer 19,000+ total rooms, and 1,000,000 square feet of meeting space allows for groups of every size.

In The Palm Beaches, community partners and local flavor seamlessly become part of the meeting experience. Plan an evening team-building event to play at the world’s largest dedicated croquet facility, schedule a group CSR program at a renowned sea turtle rehabilitation facility or treat guests to a local food tour.

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FSAE Board Officer Nominations Now Open

Move Associations ForwardHelp Direct the Future of FSAE as a Board Officer

Now is your chance to join the leadership to move the association industry forward!

The FSAE Nominating Committee is seeking nominations (Self-Nominations only) for individuals with leadership and management experience to serve as Officers on the 2024-25 Board of Directors including Chair-Elect (3-year commitment), Treasurer (1-year term) and Secretary (1-year term).

To apply, please review the criteria online and complete your nomination application by January 31. 


FSAE Holiday Toy Drive

Thanks to our generous members, we delivered over 50 toys to Children's Home Society of Florida - Tallahassee to help kids in foster care and struggling families have a happier holiday. Thank you all for your generosity!

Holiday Drive Toys

FSAE 2024 Events

2024 FSAE At a GlanceMark Your Calendar for FSAE 2024 Events!

More events and details will be announced soon. Download the 2024 FSAE at a Glance for easy reference on upcoming events, activities & deadlines.

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Hester Ndoja Announced as FSAE Interim CEO

Hester NdojaThe FSAE Board of Directors announces Hester Ndoja, CAE as the Interim President/CEO after the recent passing of our beloved leader Frank Rudd on September 12, 2023.

Hester joined the FSAE staff in 2008 and was promoted to Vice President in 2015. She is the staff liaison for the Membership and Sponsorship Committees, and manages the FSAE Foundation initiatives. Hester’s appointment comes with the resounding recommendation of the FSAE leadership and staff.

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An Update on Frank Rudd

Frank ruddIt is with deep sadness and very heavy hearts that we share news of the passing of our beloved leader Frank Rudd.

Frank recently took a medical leave of absence to concentrate on his health. Unfortunately, his illness progressed quickly and he passed peacefully in his home after an eight month battle with cancer.

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