ASAE Congratulates Caldeira, Blake & Hatcher on 2022 CEO Update Association Leadership Awards

March 31, 2022

WASHINGTON— ASAE congratulates the 2022 recipients of CEO Update’s just-announced Association Leadership Awards: Stephen J. Caldeira, president and CEO, Household & Commercial Products Association, receiving the Trade Association CEO award; Patricia Blake, FASAE, CAE, CEO, Heart Rhythm Society, receiving the Professional Society CEO award; and Jennifer Hatcher, chief public policy officer, FMI—The Food Industry Association, receiving the Association Lobbyist award.

Caldeira serves as the Immediate Past Chair of the ASAE Board and was also honored this week with ASAE’s Association Policy Leadership Award in conjunction with American Associations Day, ASAE’s legislative fly-in. Blake also served on the ASAE Board and was Chair in 2019-2020. Blake was named an ASAE Fellow in 2013.

“ASAE applauds CEO Update’s recognition of Stephen Caldeira and Patricia Blake as the Trade Association CEO and Professional Society CEO of the year, respectively,” said ASAE President and CEO Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE. “Steve and Pat have made immeasurable contributions to the association management profession in their storied careers and ASAE has benefitted greatly from their sound governance and commitment to advancing our work. Congratulations also to Jennifer Hatcher for her selection as this year’s Association Lobbyist Award recipient. We look forward to celebrating all of this year’s honorees at CEO Update’s Association Leadership Awards program this fall.”

CEO Update’s Association Leadership Awards, now in its seventh year, are produced by CEO Update’s parent company, Leading Authorities. This year’s awards program will take place in September 2022. For more details, visit the Association Leadership Awards website.

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