ASAE Names the 2019 ‘Power of A’ Award Winners

June 28, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC — ASAE will honor six associations with the 2019 Summit Award, which is the highest recognition under The Power of A Awards. The winners will be formally recognized at the 20th Anniversary Power of A-Summit Awards Dinner Oct. 2, 2019 at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.

The winners were selected by the Power of A Awards Judging Committee, and the committee received 114 entries. The awards are part of The Power of A campaign, which brings attention to the association community’s valuable contributions to society at the local, national and global levels. Through the Power of A Awards, ASAE honors the outstanding accomplishments of associations in the categories of Enriching Lives, Creating a Competitive Workforce, Preparing Society for the Future, Driving Innovation and Making a Better World.

“Harnessing the power of members to create change is at the heart of what associations do. This year’s winners are inspiring examples of the positive impact associations have throughout our communities. We look forward to celebrating these exceptional winners at the 20th Anniversary Power of A-Summit Awards Dinner in October," said Sharon Swan, FASAE, CAE, CEO of the 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 Geophysical Union
Washington, DC
Program: Thriving Earth Exchange

American Society of Hematology
Washington, DC
Program: ASH Sickle Cell Disease Initiative

Georgia Association of Convenience Stores
Dallas, GA
Program: Convenience Stores Against Trafficking

IEEE Power Electronics Society
Piscataway, NJ
Program: Empower a Billion Lives

National Auto Body Council
Oak Creek, WI
Program: First Responders Emergency Extrication (FREE) Program

Water Environment Federation
Alexandria, VA
Program: National Green Infrastructure Certification Program

“Congratulations to all the 2019 Summit Award winners! The work of your staff, members and volunteers is the embodiment of the Power of A,” said Interim ASAE President & CEO Susan Robertson, 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 12 association programs to receive a Power of A Gold Award and 24 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 Garet Turner, CAE, CMP, at 202-626-2843 or

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

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