ASAE Names the 2017 Power of A Award Winners

June 26, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC — ASAE will honor six associations with the 2017 Summit Award, which is the highest recognition under The Power of A Awards. The six organizations will accept their awards on October 4 during the 18th 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 149 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.  

“The Summit Award winners demonstrate how associations create unique programs that make a difference for not only the professions and industries they represent, but also for the global community. 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:

Association of Equipment Management Professionals

Glenwood Springs, CO
Program: Advancing a Profession Through Technology

College of American Pathologists 
Northfield, IL
Program: See, Test & Treat

National Auto Body Council
Boston, MA
Program: Recycled Rides

National Council for Behavioral Health
Washington, DC
Program: Be 1 in a Million

National Volunteer Fire Council
Greenbelt, MD
Program: Make Me a Firefighter

Soroptimist International of the Americas
Philadelphia, PA
Program: Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls

“Congratulations to all the 2017 Summit Award winners! Associations’ impact society in so many different ways that inspire the entire community,” said ASAE President & CEO John H. Graham, IV, FASAE, CAE. “ASAE looks forward to honoring your achievements at the Summit Awards Dinner.”

In addition to the six Summit Award winners, the Power of A Awards Judging Committee selected 23 association programs to receive a Power of A Gold Award and 32 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 clochiatto@asaecenter.org. 

MEDIA CONTACT: Sabrina Kidwai, APR, CAE, skidwai@asaecenter.org, 202-326-9505.

About ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership 
ASAE is a membership organization of more than 35,000 association executives and industry partners representing 7,400 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 asaecenter.org.