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Jacqui Kiviat, CAE is the new Executive Director for the The Commonwealth Institute Florida chapter René Plasencia joins the The Florida Veterinary Medical Association as Executive Director Kathy Wilson, CAE announced her retirement from the National Association of Trial Lawyer Executives Congratulations!
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Much-needed support for individuals and families who have lost everything through natural disaster or personal tragedy arrived in the form of furniture donated by Caribe Royale Orlando to The Mustard Seed of Central Florida. The donation is the first by a hotel to the area’s only furniture and clothing bank since the COVID-19 pandemic began last March.
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Downtown Tallahassee will welcome a new hotel as the AC Hotel Tallahassee Universities at the Capitol in May 2021. Unlike anything Tallahassee has seen before — and considered by many to be the centerpiece of the brand-new entertainment district known as Cascades Park — the AC Hotel Tallahassee Universities at the Capitol is the city's new “must stay” hotel. The all-new Cascades Park is a 24-acre park featuring an amphitheater, shopping, dining, recreational activities, and more.
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$125 million phased renovation and expansion at area’s largest all-suite convention hotel will elevate  experience for meeting and leisure guests Caribe Royale Orlando , Central Florida’s largest all-suite convention hotel located in the heart of the nation’s number one convention and tourist destination has achieved a major milestone in its $125 million phased renovation. A stunning 50,000 square foot all-new grand ballroom and the first tower of fully renovated one-bedroom suites are now open and receiving meeting and leisure guests. Renovation work continues on the resort’s two additional towers of suites and a new lobby featuring extensive lighting upgrades ...
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Vicki Long, CAE, EVP and CEO of AIA Florida announced her retirement for Fall 2021.  Shelly Weir is the new President & CEO of the Florida Institute of CPAs (FICPA) Barbara Peck is now the Segment Manager for the American Society for Quality P. Christine Poole, CMP is now the Sponsorship & Exhibits Manager at League of Southeastern Credit Unions Maggi Cornelison, MBA, CHRM is now with the Renaissance St. Augustine Historic Downtown Hotel Jonathan Kilduff is now Director of Sales for Hotel Indigo Sarasota Jack Cory celebrated his 50th anniversary with his lobbying firm, Public Affairs Consultants ...
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AMC Source announced it has recently been awarded accreditation by the AMC Institute, the global trade association representing the Association Management industry. Among 500-plus Association Management Companies (AMC) worldwide, only 81 have achieved AMC Institute Accreditation , demonstrating the commitment and the ability to deliver the highest level of professional management services to association and not-for-profit clients. These AMCs are the recognized choice of association and not-for-profit organizations. Congratulations!
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Visit Central Florida announced that the Lakeland convention center, the The RP Funding Center has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, RP Funding Center has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention in its facilities. Congratulations!
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Copeland Productions recently won a Gold and two Silver Addy Awards for client videos they produced last year. The ADDY Awards are the world's largest advertising competition with more than 60,000 entries annually. Congratulations!
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Congratulations to FSAEs newest Certified Association Executives (CAE)s and Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)! Evelyn Cardenas, CAE President/CEO Central Florida Auto Dealers Association Sanford, FL Reno Deschaine, CAE Vice President, Global Education and Member Services International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Orlando, FL Amy Karimipour, CMP President AK Consulting Group Tallahassee Jennifer Norman, CAE Director of Customer Experience Novi AMS Orlando, FL Judith D. Tilton, CAE Account Executive Arden Solutions LLC Largo, FL Pete Zimek, CAE Founder & CEO Novi AMS Orlando, FL
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Abigail Bayer, QAS is now the Deputy Director of Marketing for FL Justice Association Lisa Chamberlain, CMP is the new Group Sales Manager for Naples Marco Island Everglades CVB Sheri LeaJean has recently joined the Florida Senior Living Association in the role of Education Manager   Congratulations all!
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Liane Giroux, CAE was recently appointed Executive Director for the Southern Shakespeare Company, a non-profit, professional theatre company based in Tallahassee   Lance Lozano, CAE is now a Regulatory and Legislative Consultant for Meenan P.A. Law Firm of regulatory and legislative attorneys Beth Anne Trombetta is now the Director of Meetings and Convention for The Florida Bar and Kathy Tucker has retired from The Florida Bar Christy Szczukowski is the Director of Sales and Marketing of the new Residence Inn by Marriott Jacksonville – Mayo Clinic Area, scheduled to open late March 2021 Congratulations all!
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The Lodge of Wakulla Springs received the 2020 Consumer Service award from the Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce Congratulations!
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Ocean Properties spreads holiday cheer to Association Executives and introduced the new Opal Grand in Delray Beach. While in Tallahassee last December, OPAL also made a $500 donation to the Second Harvest of the Big Bend.
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Personify, the market -leading provider of technology solutions for associations and nonprofit organizations, announced the acquisition of MemberClicks, an award-winning member management platform for associations and local chambers. The acquisition provides clients of Personify and MemberClicks with an enhanced suite of digital tools available through a single, trusted partner. “Personify is the long - standing leader in technology solutions for associations and nonprofits,” said Mark  Sedgley,  President and CEO, MemberClicks. “By coming together as one team, we see an extraordinary  opportunity to further accelerate our momentum and ...
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We are sad to share that Bill Kautter, co-Founder of the Orlando-based Kautter Wenhold Management Group, passed away in December at age 75. Bill and his wife Tina incorporated the association management company Kautter Management Group in 1984 and Tina still serves on its executive team. Bill was a well-known face in the association management community, having received several awards and recognitions over the years for his expertise in this highly specialized field.      Bill’s favorite activities included golf, boating, fishing, and in the past five years, traveling in his RV.  As Bill’s health deteriorated, the RV was the perfect travel option, so he ...
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New Positions Jonathan Dolan Named CEO & Executive Director of Florida College of Emergency Physicians. Dolan joins FCEP with a wealth of knowledge and extensive skillset in healthcare association management, government affairs, reimbursement, managed care and emergency planning. He has served as chief executive for two healthcare trade associations for the past 15 years and most recently as the President & CEO of the Health Care Association of New Jersey and previously as Executive Director of the Missouri Health Care Association. Lily E. Etemadi is now the Deputy Director of Communication and Change Management for the Office of Economic ...
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Event management platform Map Dynamics was recently acquired by NexTech AR, a leading provider of virtual and augmented reality (AR) experience technologies and services for virtual and hybrid eCommerce, education, conferences and events. Jeremy Minnick, CEO of Map Dynamics comments, “We’re excited to join the team at NexTech and look forward to bringing our platform and our experience serving the association space to this fast-growing and ever-expanding company. After meeting with the NexTech team, it was clear that our goals and values align in many ways; we want to simplify the process for customers with innovative solutions, we aim to provide top-notch ...
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Stephanie M. Thomas, CAE, CMP is now the Sr. Director of Events and Operations Manager for the Florida Chamber of Commerce Tara Collins-Coates CMP, CHSP joined Mission Inn Resort & Club as their new Director of Group Sales Congratulations!
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CMC & Associates will now be managing and directing two statewide associations with the newest edition of Florida Mosquito Control Association along with the Florida Association of Special Districts. Congratulations!
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MemberClicks has launched ePly Virtual Venue after strong client demand. ePly Virtual Venue enables clients to use ePly as a complete technology platform for virtual, in-person, and hybrid events. The new solution is also integrated with MemberClicks' membership management platform.
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