ASAE Names the 2015 ‘Power of A’ Award Winners

WASHINGTON—ASAE will honor six associations with the 2015 Summit Award, which is the highest recognition under The Power of A Awards. The six organizations will accept their awards on September 30 during the 16th Annual Summit Awards Dinner at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON—ASAE will honor six associations with the 2015 Summit Award, which is the highest recognition under The Power of A Awards. The six organizations will accept their awards on September 30 during the 16th Annual Summit Awards Dinner at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. 

The winners were selected by the Power of A Awards Judging Committee, and the committee received 140 entries, which is a 40 percent increase from last year. The awards are part of The Power of A campaign, which ASAE launched in 2009 to increase awareness about issues that impact associations and to share the wealth of knowledge and resources available to the association community for policymakers and other audiences. 

“We received so many fantastic entries this year, and each organization is to be congratulated on their efforts. The 140 submissions received represents the depth, reach, and lasting effect that association outreach of this nature provides. Each of these projects helps to showcase the power of associations and what we can accomplish,” said Hugh “Mac” Cannon, MPA, CAE, executive director of ACEC of Metropolitan Washington and chairman of The Power of A Awards Judging Committee. “This year's judging committee was thoughtful in its consideration and diligent in its selection. While it was a difficult decision for the committee to select the six Summit Award winners, we are honored to have been able to do so.”

This year’s winners are:

American Society of Mechanical Engineers
New York, NY
Program: Future Engineers 3D Space Challenges

Edison Electric Institute
Washington, DC
Program: Center for Energy Workforce Development

Emergency Nurses Association
Des Plaines, IL
Program: Ebola Crisis Response

Military Officers Association of America
Alexandria, VA
Program: MOAA Military Caregivers Assistance Program

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Alexandria, VA
Program: We Honor Veterans

Tulsa Regional Chamber
Tulsa, OK
Program: Tulsa Regional OneVoice Agenda

“Congratulations to all the 2015 Summit Award winners for creating and implementing exceptional programs that are influencing society,” said ASAE President & CEO John H. Graham, IV, FASAE, CAE. “We look forward to acknowledging their achievements at the Summit Awards Dinner, and those who attend will be inspired.”

In addition to the six Summit Award winners, the Power of A Awards Judging Committee selected 30 association programs to receive a Power of A Gold Award and 31 associations to receive a Power of A Silver Award.

ASAE’s Summit Awards Dinner will bring together association executives, industry partners and business and community leaders for an evening to celebrate the value of associations and their impact on society.

For more information about attending the Summit Awards Dinner, contact Carla Lochiatto, CAE, at 202-626-2807 or [email protected]

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

About ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership
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.