ASAE to Present Congressman Pat Tiberi, Congressman Mark Pocan With Sentinel Awards During American Associations Day

WASHINGTON– On March 25, ASAE will present Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI) with ASAE Sentinel Awards in Washington, DC, for their leadership roles in advocating for the association community in the ongoing discussion of comprehensive tax reform and for defending the need for government attendance at association meetings, respectively.

WASHINGTON– On March 25, ASAE will present Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI) with ASAE Sentinel Awards in Washington, DC, for their leadership roles in advocating for the association community in the ongoing discussion of comprehensive tax reform and for defending the need for government attendance at association meetings, respectively.

The Sentinel Awards will be presented during a reception at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill as part of ASAE’s annual Legislative Fly In, with ASAE’s Board of Directors and participants from American Associations Day in attendance.

A senior member on the House Ways and Means Committee, Congressman Tiberi is an advocate for associations as the committee looks to reform the tax code. Congressman Tiberi is currently the Chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures (taxes) and has represented Central Ohio in the House since 2000.

As a former association executive and ASAE member, Congressman Pocan is a champion for federal employee attendance at association meetings. Before entering Congress in January 2013, Congressman Pocan served seven terms in the Wisconsin State Assembly.

“ASAE and the association community are honored to present Congressman Tiberi and Congressman Pocan with Sentinel Awards for their proven commitment to associations in America,” said ASAE President and CEO John H. Graham IV, FASAE, CAE. “Through their leadership, these congressmen have served as exceptional advocates for the association community by ensuring the continuation of public-private sector discussions at association meetings and defending associations from potentially revenue-sapping changes to the tax code.”

Associations represent a major piece of the meetings and conventions industry in the United States. According to the Convention Industry Council, the meetings industry supports 1.8 million jobs and accounts for $280 billion in spending.

American Associations Day and the Sentinel Award presentation are part of ASAE’s Power of A campaign, which calls attention to the association community’s contributions to America’s economy and to our quality of life. For a full schedule of events and to register, visit the Power of A

MEDIA CONTACT: Sabrina Kidwai, APR, CAE, [email protected], 202-326-9505.

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ASAE is a membership organization of more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing 10,000 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. For more information about ASAE, visit www.asaecenter.org