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FSAE 2022 Leadership Award Winners

FSAE presented its most prestigious leadership awards at its recent Annual Conference held at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. The Executive of the Year Award honors an association executive who has displayed the highest commitment to professional growth and dedication to advancing the association management profession. The Associate of the Year Award honors an association supplier whose dedication and leadership also advances the industry. FSAE’s Rising Star Award honors an association professional and/or supplier member who contribute significant time and talent to ensure FSAE’s continued success. FSAE also recognized an organization that supports the association industry and local communities. Our Association of the Year award honors an organization that demonstrates outstanding efforts, excellence and innovation.

FSAE Award WinnersThe award winners for 2022 are:

  • Executive of the Year: Lonny T. Powell, CEO, FL Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association, Ocala
  • Associate of the Year: Kimberly Wetzel; National Sales Manager; Group Sales, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Miramar Beach, FL
  • Executive Rising Star: Abigail Bayer, CAE; Strategic Marketing Manager, American Association of Veterinary State Boards
  • Associate Rising Star: Nathan Penha, CRPS, AAMS; Retirement Plan Consultant, Mutual of America, Tampa
  • Association of the Year: Bay Area Apartment Association, Tampa
  • FSAE Award of Excellence: Gregory Brooks, Executive Director/President, AMC Source, Fort Lauderdale (Not Pictured)

“To be recognized and honored by your peers for your commitment and dedication to your work and the service you provide is a privilege,” said FSAE Chair Marsha Kiner, MS, CAE, DPL. “These awards recognize the honorees' unwavering engagement in and dedication at the highest level to the association management industry. They are the best in our profession, and they deserve these honors. Congratulations!”

Each year FSAE recognizes individuals for their leadership, dedication, and professionalism both within FSAE as well as their own organizations. Each recipient is nominated by their peers and selected by committee-review according to strict criteria of excellence and achievement. Award recipients’ professionalism and leadership are evident in both services to the association management profession and to the local community.

Congratulations to our Winners!

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