Pomerantz, DeLuca, Quash Given ASAE’s Highest Individual Honors for Exceptional Leadership

WASHINGTON— ASAE will present Paul Pomerantz, FASAE, CAE, Chief Executive Officer of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, with this year’s Key Award. The Key Award recognizes the association CEO who demonstrates exceptional qualities of leadership in his or her own association and displays a deep commitment to voluntary membership organizations as a whole.

WASHINGTON— ASAE will present Paul Pomerantz, FASAE, CAE, Chief Executive Officer of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, with this year’s Key Award. The Key Award recognizes the association CEO who demonstrates exceptional qualities of leadership in his or her own association and displays a deep commitment to voluntary membership organizations as a whole.

In addition, Loretta DeLuca, FASAE, Chief Executive Officer of DelCor Technology Solutions, will be bestowed with the Academy of Leaders Award; and Tom Quash, CAE, Vice President of Marketing, Communications & Publications for the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses, will receive the Professional Performance Award.

“Each of the honorees have influenced the association community with their insight, leadership, volunteering, and commitment to the profession. We are thrilled to recognize their achievements with these individual awards,” said Pamela Hemann, CAE, President of Association Management Services Inc. and chair of the 2015 Awards Committee. 

Paul Pomerantz, FASAE, CAE is the 66th recipient of the Key Award, ASAE’s highest honor presented to association chief staff executives, which started in 1960. Pomerantz has served on several ASAE committees including: Power of A, Key Global Association, Foundation Development, Key Professional Association, Finance, Leadership, and Membership Development. He served as Chair of the ASAE Foundation Boards of Directors in 2008–2009. He became a Fellow in 1995 and earned his certification for association executive (CAE) in 1992.

Loretta DeLuca, FASAE, is the 28th recipient of the Academy of Leaders Award. It’s ASAE’s highest honor given to industry partners who have demonstrated exemplary support of ASAE and the entire association community. DeLuca has volunteered for more than 25 years in the community. She is currently the chair of ASAE’s Key Consultant Committee, and she is a member of ASAE’s Industry Partner Alliance, the Summit Awards Steering Committee, and the Canadian Society of Association Executives Technology Advisory Group. She’s a former member of ASAE’s Board of Directors in 2007–2010.

Tom Quash, CAE is the 41st recipient of ASAE’s Professional Performance Award, which recognizes invaluable contributions made by association executives who are at the top level within their organizations but are not CEOs. Quash served as the Vice Chair of the Gold Circle Awards Committee in 2014–2015 and will serve as chair in 2015–2016. He also chaired both of ASAE’s Communication Section Council and Marketing Council. Quash earned his certification for association executive in 2010, and he was part of ASAE’s Future Leaders Class in 2002.

The awards will be presented at the 2015 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, August 8–11, in Detroit, Michigan. 

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

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