ASAE Announces Jessi Alexander to Perform at 20th Anniversary Power of A-Summit Awards Dinner

September 13, 2019

WASHINGTON— ASAE names Jessi Alexander, an award-winning singer and songwriter, as the musical entertainment at this year’s 20th Anniversary Power of A – Summit Awards Dinner on Wednesday, October 2 at the National Building Museum.

She, has written four No. 1 songs, including “I Drive Your Truck” recorded by Lee Brice. This song won Song of the Year from the 2013 CMA Awards, 2014 ACM Awards, and 2013 NSAI Awards. Alexander’s other songs include Blake Shelton’s “Mine Would Be You” and “Drink On It”.

“We are excited to hear Jessi Alexander perform at this year’s The Summit Dinner, which is also the first event of ASAE’s Centennial celebration. Thank you to the Nashville CVC, a long-time supporter and sponsor, for bringing tremendous talent yet again. The Summit Awards dinner is a great opportunity for the community to come together to honor six organizations who are making a difference in their communities and in the world,” said interim ASAE President and CEO, Susan Robertson, CAE. “This is even more important this year as ASAE celebrates 100 years of supporting associations as they continue to make society smarter, safer, and better.”

Gaylord Hotels, Music City Center, and the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp (Nashville CVC) contribute the entertainment for the Summit Awards Dinner and are longtime supporters of the association community.

“We are once again honored to showcase Nashville talent at the Summit Awards Dinner,” said Butch Spyridon, President and CEO, Nashville CVC. “Not only has Jessi penned top country and pop songs, she is an incredible performer herself. She’s traveled the world with us promoting Nashville, and we look forward to having Jessi help honor the award recipients this year.”

ASAE will host over 1,000 association and nonprofit professionals and supporters of the association sector at this year’s Power of A-Summit Awards Dinner. This marks the 20th anniversary of the Summit Dinner and will serve as a prime opportunity to celebrate associations as ASAE prepares for its Centennial in 2020. The event was created to recognize the excellent work in the association community to improve the quality of life through exemplary community-based programs. The dinner also supports the Power of A Fund, which increases awareness about the wealth of knowledge and resources in the association community with policymakers and other audiences.

The six organizations being honored for their work are: American Geophysical Union, American Society of Hematology, Georgia Association of Convenience Stores, IEEE Power Electronics Society, National Auto Body Council, and the Water Environment Federation.

For more information about attending the Power of A-Summit Awards Dinner, visit or contact Garet Turner, CAE, CMP, at 202-626-2843 or

MEDIA CONTACT: Lauren Precker, CAE,, 202-626-2735.

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ASAE is celebrating 100 years of making society smarter, better and safer. The Centennial anniversary represents ASAE’s role as a leader and supporter of progress and innovation in the association industry. ASAE is a membership organization of more than 46,000 association executives and industry partners representing 7,400 organizations. Since it was established 100 years ago, its members have and continue to lead, manage, and work in or partner with organizations in more than a dozen association management disciplines, from executive management to finance to technology. With the 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. Visit ASAE at