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Six FSAE members recently earned their Certified Association Executive (CAE) certification: Amanda Bowen, CAE;   Vice President, Nancy D. Stephens & Associates, LLC, Tallahassee, FL Jennifer Brown, CAE;   Director, Membership & Communications, American Academy of Optometry, Orlando, FL John Piland, CAE;   CEO, Shriners International Headquarters, Tampa, FL Gary Scarboro, CAE ; Executive Director, American Institute of Architects Orlando, Orlando, FL Alexis Simoneau, CAE ; Novi Evangelist, Novi AMS, Orlando, FL Kristi Spargo, CAE;   Chief Staff Executive, Partners in Association Management, Tallahassee, FL These members are part of a group ...
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Tallahassee-based association management company, Nancy D. Stephens & Associates recently named Amanda Bowen, CAE as President of the organization. Working in association management since 2015, Amanda has served as Communications Director, Vice President and now President of the firm. Congratulations Amand
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Alexis Simoneau, CAE recently joined the association management system company NoviAMS as a Novi Evangelist. Congratulations Alex
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FSAE member and Former Lt. Governor of Florida, Jeff Kottkamp, was recently elected Chair of the FL Professional Lobbyists Association for 2019-20 Board term. Fellow FSAE member Jennifer Green was also elected Secretary for the organization. Other FSAE members serving on the 2019-20 FAPL Board include Barney Bishop, David Mica, and Doug Wheeler. Congratulation
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Visit Sarasota County recently announced the promotion of FSAE member Ellen Thomas to Senior Meeting Sales Manager! The CVB also expanded the sales team to include Amanda Walker leisure group sales manager and Allison Jones group sales coordinator. Congratulations Elle
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MemberClicks, the leading provider of management software for small to mid-sized member-based organizations, is pleased to introduce MC | LMS, a full-scale learning management system (LMS) that promotes and delivers content to members and industry stakeholders. "MemberClicks is excited to be in a position where we can further support associations, chambers and member-based organizations through the MC | LMS platform," said  Mark Sedgley , CEO of MemberClicks. "Many of today's LMS tools price most small to mid-sized associations out of providing this key membership benefit. The MC | LMS solves this problem, while also creating the potential for industry recognition ...
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The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club in Southwest Florida has received the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Rating for the seventh consecutive year. The resort is in an elite circle of AAA Four Diamond winners, as only 6.3% of the more than 27,000 AAA inspected and approved hotels and resorts made the Four Diamond list in 2019. Featuring a truly beautiful setting on the pristine white-sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club is Southwest Florida’s only resort directly on the beach with an on-site championship golf course, a world-class spa, and an award-winning tennis center. Congratulations
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Michael Howland, CAE, CEO of the Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center, was selected as one of Jacksonville’s Ultimate CEOs for 2018. Howland’s community leadership includes serving as Chair of The Family Foundation of Northeast Florida Board of Directors and Chair of the Leadership Jacksonville Leadership Team for the Class of 2018. Congratulations Michae
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Florida Trend has announced the appointment of David Denor as Publisher. Andy Corty, who has been publisher for the past decade, will continue as president of Trend Magazines Inc. Congratulations David and welcome to FSAE
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Elizabeth Baranik, CMP, National Account Manager with Experient, A Maritz Global Events Company, was named one of ConventionSouth’s “Meeting Pros to Watch for 2019” Congratulations Elizabet
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Jaffe Management is pleased to announce its acquisition of Minnesota-based association management firm IntrinXec Management, Inc., founded by Jaime Nolan, CAE . Both AMCs will remain separate for the foreseeable future. Jaime will remain on as a consultant to assist with the transition. Congratulations Jaime!
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The National Poultry & Food Distributors Association (NPFDA) announced  Cece Corbin, CMP, as the new Executive Director. Corbin will officially take the position upon the current Executive Director’s (Kristin McWhorter) retirement. McWhorter will stay on in an advisory capacity until a soon to be determined time. McWhorter has been with the organization since 1992 and is very happy with the Search Committee’s decision. “I have known Cece for a very long time and she is a leader and well respected within the association community. She has worked with associations since 1994 throughout her career in Hotel Group Sales-specializing in associations. She has ...
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Lisa Stanley, CEO of OSCRE International, announced a new partnership with CoreNet Global to launch a collaborative education initiative designed to provide data governance education. This real estate-focused approach to data governance enables corporate real estate (CRE) to build critical skills to advance the digital transformation of CRE within their organizations and the industry. "The real estate industry is undergoing transformational change that drives decisions at every level of the organization. It starts with building the human skills and the business framework for CRE to build a firm foundation for the digital future. We look forward to our collaboration ...
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For all of 2018, Aegis Business Technologies has spotlighted 12 not-for-profits in North Florida, one each month, showcasing the outstanding work that each one does in our community. We have called this mission #Aegis1812. Why the name #Aegis1812? The War of 1812 was followed by a glowing period of national pride in our young country, the Star Spangle Banner was penned by Frances Scott Key among other noteworthy items all featured in the book, Andrew Jackson and the miracle of New Orleans by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger. And because it’s 2018, and 12 months. Each month on social media and in our news-letter we have shared stories, events, and authentic ...
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Congratulations FSAEs newest Certified Meeting Professionals (CMP): Kristyn McCauley, CMP of Partners in Association Management (pictured below) Celia Moser, CMP of FL Network of Youth & Family Services
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David Bennet, CAE of Pinellas Realtor Organization in Clearwater was recently selected for the Leadership Pinellas Class of 2019. The organization connects leaders within the area to enhance civic knowledge, enrich leadership skills and find solutions to better serve the community. Congratulations Davi
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Keyna Cory of Florida Recycling Partnership teamed up with local and state organizations to win the 2018 Sustainability Game Changer Partnership Award from the National Waste & Recycling Association for the group’s Florida Recycles Day at the state Capital to educate policy makers and businesses. Congratulations Keyn
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Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach has officially received the coveted Four Diamond Rating from AAA. The rating requires a property to represent a refined, stylish environment with upscale physical attributes, extensive amenities and a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail. Congratulations
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The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club in Southwest FL is the recipient of the “Silver Award” (2nd place) as one of the top three “Best Golf Resorts in the Southeast” as part of Northstar Meetings Group’s prestigious 2018 Stella Awards. Congratulations
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ReviewMyAMS (www.reviewmyams.com) , the only online resource for association professionals to share a review of their end-user association management software (AMS) experience, recently announced a new partnership with Novi AMS (www.noviams.com). This announces the sixteenth association management software vendor partnership of this kind. ReviewMyAMS partnerships were established to recognize the AMS companies that stand for transparency in the marketplace
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