TSAE Honors 2016 Award Winners

September 22, 2016

Congratulations to our 2016 TSAE Award Winners. Winners were recognized on Monday, September 12 at the Awards Luncheon during the New Ideas Annual Conference.

TSAE Awards recognize those members who make significant contributions to their association, business, the industry and community. Award nominations for 2017 will open in May. 

The 2016 Chairman’s Award was also presented at Annual Conference by 2015-16 Chair Bill Keese, CAE.

Distinguished Executive

Tom Chapman, CAE
Executive Director, American Orthodontic Society

The Distinguished Executive Award is a reflection of outstanding leadership and achievement in association management. Honorees exemplify the best in association management by continually bringing credit to the association management community.


Distinguished Affiliate

Meg Winchester, CMP, CTA
Director, Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Distinguished Affiliate Award recognizes outstanding professionalism and exemplary service to the association community. Affiliate Award recipients have made a significant contribution to TSAE and its members through exceptional service to associations.


Professional Excellence

shelley Martinek, CMP
Director of Member Services, APRO/Association of Progressive Rental Organizations

The Professional Excellence Award recognizes individuals who have made exceptional contributions to their association and demonstrate abilities for continued high levels of achievement in the field of association management.


Young Professional

Rose Grandon
Marketing and Communications Manager, Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented

The YP Leadership Award honors a TSAE member for professional achievement during their early years of TSAE membership. They go beyond the call of duty in service to TSAE, encourage participation and exemplify qualities of leadership and professionalism.


Chairman's Award

Stacy Cantu, CAE
President/CEO, Texas Healthcare Trustees

The Chairman’s Award is given each year by the outgoing TSAE Board Chairman to a person who has helped them in their year serving as chair. This person may be a mentor, staff member, colleague, or anyone else who has served as inspiration or assisted the chair throughout their service on the board.




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