Annual Summit Awards

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

The 23rd Annual Power of A – Summit Awards will take place Thursday, September 29, 2022, at the National Building Museum.

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2022 Co-Chairs

Steven C. Anderson, FASAE, CAE, IOM
President and Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Chain Drug Stores

Philip K. Bell
President, Steel Manufacturers Association

Katherine Lugar
President and Chief Executive Officer, American Beverage Association


Our 2021 Supporters: 

Platinum Sponsors

ASAE Business Solutions Providers & Team Members:



Silver Sponsors







Tom Aley

Steven C. Anderson, FASAE, CAE, IOM

Lowell M. Aplebaum, FASAE, CAE

Carla K. Balakgie, FASAE, CAE

Celia Trigo Besore, CAE

Susan Bitter Smith, FASAE, CAE

Patricia V. Blake, FASAE, CAE

Heidi Biggs Brock

Christine Cardinal

David Caruso

Paroon Chadha

Henry Chamberlain, APR, FASAE, CAE

Alex DeBarr

Loretta Monterastelli DeLuca, FASAE

Amy Doherty

Mark N. Dorsey, FASAE, CAE

Matthew R. D’Uva, FASAE, CAE

Jason Dwyer

Steven C. Echard, CAE

Dennis D. Edwards

Dale Edwards

Ahmed Farruk

Sharon Fine

Randy W. Fiser

Erin M. Fuller, FASAE, CAE

Mark J. Golden, FASAE, CAE

Jason Gross

Melea Lynn Guilbault

Allen Haney, CPCU®, CLU®, ChFC®, FASAE, CAE

Paul Hartgen, CAE

Robert N. Hay Jr., MA, CAE

Pamela Hemann, FASAE, CAE

Barb Herod, CMP

Melissa Hockstad

Allan D. House

Shelly Howard-Horwitz

Jerald A. Jacobs, Esq.

Michael W. Johnson

Matt Jones

Cathy Keller

Thomas R. Kuhn

Janice R. Lachance, Esq., FASAE

Matthew S. Loeb, CGEIT, FASAE, CAE

Jared Loftus

Katherine Lugar

Chris Luttges

Dani Mackey

Margo Madden

Dawn M. Mancuso, MAM, FASAE, CAE

David S. Martin

Sal Martino Ed.D., FASAE, CAE

Michelle I. Mason, CQIA, FASAE, CAE

Ronald McGrath

Joseph M. McGuire, FASAE, CAE

Lemmietta G. McNeilly, CAE

James K. Meek, CIMA

Scott Melville

Ned Monroe, CAE

Kirk Mooneyham

Michael Muscarella

Tonya Muse, FASAE, CAE

Amith Nagarajan

Trey Olcott

Peter J. O’Neil, FASAE, CAE

Norris Orms, FACHE, FASAE, CAE

Michelle Pablo

Lynda J. Patterson, FASAE, CAE

Arlene A. Pietranton, Ph.D., FASAE, CAE

David Polick

Paul Pomerantz, FACHE, FASAE, CAE

Mark A. Rubin

Leslie G. Sarasin

Donte Paul Shannon, CAE

Matthew R. Shay

Christopher Spyridon

Bobbi Striegel

Fred Stringfellow, CAE

Sharon J. Swan, FASAE, CAE

Charles Tate, CPA

Lynne Thomas Gordon, CAE

Susan Traver

Michael M. Tryon

Loren Wagner

Robert B. Waller Jr., CAE

Irving W. Washington, FASAE, CAE

Tina Marie Wehmeir, CMP, CAE

Eric H. West

Scott D. Wiley, FASAE, CAE

Leigh Wintz, CAE

David Wright

Richard Yep, FASAE, CAE

Paul Younkins

James J. Zaniello, FASAE


Thank you to our 2020 steering committee, sponsors, and other supporters. These individuals and organizations were essential in making last year's event a successful and exciting evening celebrating the positive impact of our community. 


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 A 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 A 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