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Maunda Land, CMP, CAE was recently hired as the Chief Member Engagement Officer at the Florida Institute of CPAs. Previously, she was the Director of Membership Engagement, Diversity, and Student Programs at the Institute of Internal Auditors for seven years. Congratulations Maun
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Abigail Bayer was recently promoted to Marketing & Communications Manager at FL Justice Association. Congratulations A
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With its 45th anniversary on June 24, Rosen Hotels & Resorts in Orlando is celebrating high-tech style with the launch of an innovative meeting planner tool . The Ask Rosen skill for Amazon Alexa is now live and it is skyrocketing Rosen's award-winning customer-response time to immediate. Meeting planners can enable the Ask Rosen skill on their Amazon Echo device and then simply say, "Alexa, Ask Rosen ..." to access all the information they need about Rosen's three award-winning Orlando convention hotels - Rosen Plaza , Rosen Centre and Rosen Shingle Creek . Happy Anniversary
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Aegis Business Technologies was recently named a Silver partner for Microsoft, allowing the company to continue to bring its solutions to the Florida market as a Value Added Reseller (VAR) as well as a certified partner. Additionally, Aegis team members have become individually certified in various competencies, including Volume Licensing and 365. Congratulation
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Hyatt Regency Miami recently launched a community service project GIVE2019 to support organizations’ charities of choice when programs are booked at the hote
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Congratulations to the following members on their new positions and recent promotions! New Positions: Liz Oberman announced Director of Communications for Leadership Florida Jon Shiver announced Director of Membership & Marketing for AIA Florida Jennifer Tedder, CMP announced Member Services Event Manager for FL Court Clerks & Comptrollers Recent Promotions: Rudy Gonnella was recently promoted to Director of Sales for ocean Reef Club in Key Largo Josh Zorn promoted to Senior Coordinator, Global Partnership & Convention Sponsorship for IGLTA, the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association
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Jason Carroll, CMP  recently announced the launch of OnPoint Events Group, a destination and event management company based in Tampa. OnPoint will offer event planning, destination services, speaking/training, and association management. Tampa's  Friends of the Riverwalk  organization is the first contract for OnPoint, allowing Jason to continue as its Executive Director. Congratulations Jas
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Partners in Association Management was recognized for the 2nd year in a row as one of the fastest growing alumni-owned companies at the 2nd Annual Seminole 100! Presented by Florida State University, the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, the FSU Alumni Association and Inc. magazine, the Seminole 100 recognizes the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned by FSU alumni. Congratulation
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The DoubleTree by Hilton Tallahassee was awarded the 2018 Food & Beverage Award of Excellence. Congratulations!
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We are sad to report that Lifetime member William D. Hussey passed away last September at age 85 in Orlando. Bill worked for the Florida League of Financial Institutions for 36 years and served as President/Chair of FSAE in 197
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The American Academy of Optometry announced that Executive Director  Lois Schoenbrun, CAE, FAAO , will retire at the end of April. Ms. Schoenbrun has been executive director of the American Academy of Optometry and the American Academy of Optometry Foundation since 1996. Peter Scott, CAE, APR, MBA will assume the position of executive director in mid-April 2019. Congratulations
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Lisa Pickersgill is the new Director of Sales at the Palm Beach Airport Hilton. Congratulations Lis
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Mike Broder, President of Super Festivals LLC, announced that FL Supercon will be joining ReedPOP's family of fan conventions. Supercon is an annual convention held in Miami, Florida celebrating comics, superheroes, science fiction, anime, cartoons, video games, wrestling and all things pop culture. ReedPOP is the world’s largest producer of pop culture events and part of Reed Exhibitions. Congratulations Mik
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Aegis Business Technologies has partnered with some of the most brilliant private sector and government security experts to bring Spy Hunter, a new cyber security solution to Florida. If you are compromised from malicious website content, unpatched vulnerabilities, tainted USB drives or shady email attachments, Spy Hunter can scan and identity these types of threats. Congratulations Aegis!
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Signia Hilton is a new, dynamic meetings-and-events-focused brand that was born from feedback from top meeting professionals, owners, developers and guests. This brand will resonate with travelers, ‘wow’ meeting professionals and set a new, elevated standard for the meetings and events industry. Hilton expects the first Signia Hilton in 2020 and is currently working with partners in Atlanta, Orlando and Indianapolis.   Congratulations Hilton
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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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