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How to Attend the Association Leadership Awards

This one-of-a-kind event is being produced by the award-winning team at Leading Authorities, CEO Update’s parent company.

Associations and nonprofits can attend the event by contacting J. Spencer by email or at (202) 416-4668.

Suppliers, vendors and for-profit companies can attend by supporting the Association Leadership Awards. View sponsorship opportunities. For additional sponsorship information, contact J. Spencer by email or at (202) 416-4668.

When

Fall 2022

The 2022 Honorees

ROUND Caldeira Preferred2022

Steve Caldeira

Trade Association CEO

HOUSEHOLD & COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION

ROUND Blake Preferred2022

PATRICIA BLAKE

Professional Society CEO

HEART RHYTHM SOCIETY

Jennifer Hatcher

JENNIFER HATCHER

Association Lobbyist

FMI—THE FOOD INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

About the Association Leadership Awards

The Association Leadership Awards, now in its ninth year, is the culmination of an independent and rigorous process to recognize excellence in trade associations and professional societies. Nominations came to CEO Update from every corner of the association space in response to a widespread call for candidates. 

The nomination process yielded highly detailed submissions, keyed to clearly defined association leadership criteria.

A slate of finalists were forwarded to an independent panel, who made the final selection. The panel, selected by CEO Update, consisted of representatives from association search firms, former association CEOs, previous honorees and attorneys who represent associations. CEO Update appointed a knowledgeable and independent group of individuals with decades of experience in the association community to choose the winners of this award.

The Selection Panel
  • Steve Anderson, National Association of Chain Drug Stores
  • Julian Ha, Heidrick & Struggles
  • Art Herold, Webster, Chamberlain & Bean
  • Kevin Keane, American Beverage
  • Lorraine Lavet, Korn Ferry
  • Michelle Mason, ASAE
  • Tonya Muse, Odgers Berndtson
  • Susan Neely, American Council of Life Insurers
  • Dawn Sweeney, former CEO, National Restaurant Association
  • Jay Timmons, National Association of Manufacturers
  • Jeffrey Tenenbaum, Tenenbaum Law Group
  • Jim Zaniello, Vetted Solutions