Annual Summit Awards

Association executives, industry partners, community leaders, and business and government representatives come together each year at ASAE’s Annual Power of Associations – Summit Awards. This premier event in the association industry honors six award-winning programs that have made a significant impact in their community.

The 24th Annual Power of Associations – Summit Awards will take place Thursday, September 28, 2023, at the National Building Museum.

Registration for the Summit Dinner will open this spring. For questions contact

2023 Co-Chairs

Lakisha Ann Woods, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
The American Institute of Architects
Chair of the ASAE Board

Clarence E. Anthony
CEO and Executive Director
National League of Cities

Chris Jahn
President and CEO
American Chemistry Council


Our 2022 Supporters


Platinum Sponsors

And the ASAE Business Solutions Providers & Team Members

Reception Sponsor


Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors


Entertainment Sponsors


Wine Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors

Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau
American Chemistry Council
American Cleaning Institute
American Forest and Paper Association
American Petroleum Institute
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Aon Affinity Nonprofits
Association Forum
Caesars Entertainment
Choose Chicago
Consumer Healthcare Products Association
Custom News Inc
DelCor Technology Solutions
Discover Puerto Rico
Experience Columbus
Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau
LA Tourism
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
McKinley Advisors
National Association of Manufacturers
National Automatic Merchandising Association
Naylor Association Solutions
Orange County Convention Center
Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
Sterling Martin Associates
The Haney Company
The Palm Beaches Florida
Vetted Solutions
Visit Orlando
Visit Omaha
Visit Tampa Bay
Visit Reno Tahoe


Power of Associations Awards Committee

Thank you to our selection committee.

Mark A. Vasquez, CAE

Vice Chair
Victoria Forlini, CAE

Immediate Past Chair

Barry S. Pilson, CAE

Committee Members:

Barbara J. Armentrout, CAE
Bill C. Bruce, CAE
JoAnn Stacy Francis
Amy L. Friskney
Jeanette C Gass
Allen Haney, FASAE, CAE
Melissa J. Heeke, CAE
Barb Herod, CMP
Jakub M. Konysz, CAE
Dawn P. Latham, CAE
JoAnna Leon
Elizabeth E. Maddox, CAE
Meghan McGowan
Brandi McGrath Kong
Anuja Miner
Mark R. Nelson, Ph.D., MBA, FASAE, CAE
Jennifer Olivares
James G. Potter
Emily Reineke, CAE
Jason Spessard, CAE
Shonzia Thompson, CMP, CAE
Rachel D. Tristano, CAE Laura Withers, IOM


About the Summit Awards

The Summit Awards, founded by George D. Kirkland, CAE, is ASAE’s signature event of the year showcasing the unique and indispensable role associations play in America and around the world in bettering communities, fostering volunteer efforts, and harnessing the collective will and expertise of their members to ensure a better quality of life. As reinforced by the Power of Associations program, America's associations have the power to drive the economy, put people to work, prepare for the future, and enrich lives. The Summit Awards is our industry's chance to celebrate our profession and share that positive message with other key audiences.

Proceeds from the Summit Awards directly benefit ASAE's Power of Associations Fund, which provides the resources ASAE needs to lobby Congress, activate grassroots networks, hold forums with elected officials, perform research, and continue to share the Power of A message with legislators, the media, and other opinion leaders.

For more information, contact:
Mary Kate Cunningham, CAE
Senior Vice President, Public Policy