ASAE Announces the 2016 ‘Power of A’ Award Winners

June 21, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC — ASAE will honor six associations with the 2016 Summit Award, which is the highest recognition under The Power of A Awards. The six organizations will accept their awards on October 5 during the 17th Annual Power of A 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 147 entries. 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 spotlight the expertise and resources available in the association community for policymakers and other key audiences.

"This year's Summit Award winners exemplify the tremendously powerful impact associations have on the world in which we live. Associations have the unique resources and expertise to effect real, measurable progress - not just for the professions and industries they represent, but for society at large. We look forward to celebrating these exceptional winners in October," said Sharon J. Swan, FASAE, CAE, CEO, American Society for Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics and this year's chair of the Power of A Awards Judging Committee.

This year’s winners are:

American College of Chest Physicians
Glenview, IL
Program: China-CHEST Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program

American Counseling Association
Alexandria, VA
Program: Grow-Connect-Empower! Toolkit

Association for Corporate Growth
Chicago, IL

Indiana CPA Society
Indianapolis, IN
Program: CPA Center of Excellence

National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA)
Lexington, KY
Program: Boat Operations and Training (BOAT) Program

Public Library Association
Chicago, IL
Program: Every Child Ready to Read

“To all the 2016 Summit Award winners, congratulations! It’s always inspiring to see the many ways associations impact our world in a positive way,” said ASAE President & CEO John H. Graham, IV, FASAE, CAE. “ASAE looks forward to honoring your achievements at the Summit Awards Dinner and celebrating the unique role of associations.”

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 56 associations to receive a Power of A Silver Award.

ASAE’s Power of A 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

MEDIA CONTACT: Sabrina Kidwai, APR, CAE,, 202-326-9505.

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