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New Member Benefit - Identity Guard

Identity Guard: Cyber & Digital Security


FSAE is partnering with Hunt Insurance Group to offer members Identity Guard Digital Halo - a cyber and digital security protection plan + peace of mind at a significant discount! 

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2021 FSAE Board Elections Results

Thank you for participating in our 2021 FSAE Board Elections. We are pleased to announce our 2021-22 Board of Directors:


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2021 Grant Winners Announced

FSAE FoundationThe FSAE Foundation is proud to announce its 2021 Grant Recipients. Thanks to our generous corporate partners and member contributions, we’ve awarded 17 grants totaling $9,980 for professional development funding. Thank you to all our contributors that make this possible!

MemberClicks Small Staff Association Grant

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2021 In-Person Meetings - Survey Results

Meetings Survey ResultsIn March, FSAE conducted a survey of Executive Members regarding their meetings this year. We gathered data on 2021 conference plans, anticipated meeting sizes, feelings about travel, and their challenges & needs to better plan for meetings. Also included is information on sourcing RFPs and criteria changes for future meetings.

This survey provides insightful data on the current meetings atmosphere for Florida's association industry, so we are sharing the results. Hopefully this helps you as you move forward with your future in-person meetings.

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FSAE Property & Destination Updates

Discover the Palm Beaches

Discover the Palm BeachesMeetings in The Palm Beaches have it all – a safe, innovative and inspiring experience, without the hefty price tag.  In partnership with the Palm Beach County Convention Center, DTPB is offering planners the opportunity to build the perfect event according to their requirements and budget.  Choose your free promotional offer when you submit a new RFP for a qualified event. Packages include technology enhancements, meeting space rental, outdoor receptions or transportation.

Our award-winning Destination Sales and Services Team will help facilitate partnerships with our talented community of industry thought leaders and world-class service providers to add interactive experiences to surprise and delight attendees.  As the first in Florida to commit to a GBAC STARTM Accreditation program destination-wide, planners can feel confident that consistent health and safety protocols are strictly adhered to throughout The Palm Beaches.  

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FSAE Property & Destination Updates

Bradenton/Anna Maria Island/Longboat Key

Bradenton AreaWith a spacious convention center, hotels, and other meeting spaces suitable for groups of all sizes, including unique waterfront venues, the Bradenton Area does more than suit your needs. Centrally located on Florida’s West Coast and served by Tampa International Airport and the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, getting to the Bradenton Area and nearby attractions is a breeze. This beautiful destination offers serene island beaches, sprawling nature preserves, incredible Gulf-fresh seafood, luxury accommodations, and so much more. When your meeting is over, your attendees will enjoy plenty of outdoor adventures and interesting activities throughout the destination, including galleries, museums, and parks. And because health and safety are as important to us as they are to you, all hotels, attractions, restaurants, venues, and businesses are following strict CDC sanitation and safety guidelines.

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A Message from the FSAE Board of Directors

A Message from the FSAE Board of Directors:

The recent death of George Floyd has sparked a renewed and intense call for social justice. It is our hope that this movement is loud and strong enough to compel government and institutional leaders to make substantive changes to policies and practices. Changes that will ensure all individuals are treated with dignity and respect, especially those in black communities who have suffered fundamental inequalities for far too long. Although a good starting point, systemic change begins with us, in our own hearts. It is nurtured in our families and cultivated in our organizations, our communities, and our country.

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2020 FSAE Board Election Results

Thank you for participating in our 2020 FSAE Board Elections. We are pleased to announce our 2020-21 Board of Directors:


Lonny Powell

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2020 Grant Winners Announced

FSAE FoundationThe FSAE Foundation is proud to announce its 2020 Grant Recipients. Thanks to our generous corporate partners and member contributions, we’ve awarded 32 grants totaling $18,930 for professional development funding. Thank you to all our contributors that make this possible!

Hilton Diversity & Inclusion Grant

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Frank Rudd Featured in Fluent in Floridian Podcast

FSAE President & CEO Frank Rudd was recently featured on the Fluent in Floridian podcast, produced by SalterMitchell PR. In the podcast, Frank discusses the importance of associations - especially in these difficult times, as well as how FSAE is helping our members. Check it out:

Frank Rudd Podcast

2020 Leadership Award Nominations Now Open

2019 FSAE Award WinnersNominate your peers to be recognized for their service and commitment to FSAE and the association industry.

Deadline: May 8

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FSAE Joins Statewide PPE Supply Drive - How You Can Help

 PPE DriveFSAE is partnering with our members from the Emergency Medicine Learning & Resource Center/Florida College of Emergency Physicians to help make sure emergency room doctors, nurses and first responders throughout the state have the personal protective equipment (PPE) they need to safely do their jobs and take care of us. Our goal is to connect our members’ members/contacts (your members) with their staff to coordinate local donations of supplies of any masks, gloves, face shields, gowns, shoe/head covers, eye protection, etc. that your members may have that aren’t currently being used. 

Donate Smarter has also joined the campaign accepting monetary donations to help facilities buy PPE supplies with their Every Hero Needs a Mask campaign.

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CAE Update from ASAE

CAE The 2019-20 CAE Commission Chair Donte P. Shannon, CAE shared 2020 updates on the CAE application and renewal process. Updates include:

  • Ethics Requirement upon Renewal
    Starting in 2020, anyone renewing their CAE will be required to fulfill one of their 40 credits with an ethics-focused credit. This credit is included in the 40 required every three years. You will not need an additional credit to renew. Education that meets CAE credit criteria and has “ethics” in the title or official description will count towards the requirement.

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Member News - Feb 2020

  • Member News Feb 2020Congratulations to FSAEs newest CAEs
  • Beth Brunner Retires
  • Michael Sittig Announces Retirement
  • Amanda Bowen named to Florida Trend's Business Person to Know
  • Pauline Navarro new Director of Event Sales for the Clearwater Marine Aquarium
  • Several FSAE Members Named to Girls on the Run Board of Directors
  • Aegis Business Technologies Named to Managed Service Provider 500

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Welcome New Members!

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Member News - Oct 2019

Member News Oct 2019

  • Shelly Joines Named in Tallahassee Woman Magazine’s Women to Watch
  • Danielle Hopkins, CMP is now CEO at Association Management Professionals
  • Jonathan Kilduff named Associate Director of Sales for Hyatt Regency Coconut Point
  • Alexis Simoneau, CAE new Accounts Manager with Map Dynamics

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Welcome New Members!

Executive Members
Heather Conley, FL Senior Living Assn
Michele L Feder, Dynamic Association Resources
Paul Galloway, Capital Area Technology and Realtor Services/TBR
Tina Hooks, National Assn of Teachers of Singing
Luis Ignacio Maiz, Florida Institute of Technology
Kevin Taylor, FL Disabled Outdoors Assn
Associate Members
Ashley Chaney, For the Table Hospitality
Clint Cocagne, Higher Logic
Kingsley Daniel, Apps4Org
David James, Service First Processing
Betty Ann Lewis, Wyndham Resort Celebration
Marc Richardson, Hilton Garden Inn Palm Coast
Noah Schopfer, Hyatt Regency Sarasota
Frankie Stua, Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive
Callie Walker, MemberClicks