Gabriel Eckert

Gabriel EckertGabriel Eckert, CAE
Executive Director
Building Owners and Managers Association of Georgia

Gabriel Eckert, CAE serves as the executive director of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Georgia. In this position, he is responsible for overall staff management, organizational strategy, and financial oversight. He led the organization through a statewide expansion, growing from BOMA Atlanta to become BOMA Georgia. In 2014, Gabriel also led the formation of the BOMA Georgia Foundation, which was created to advance real estate education and research. He previously served as director of communications and marketing for BOMA Atlanta and as director of communications for the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association.

Gabriel is a Certified Association Executive (CAE). He is an active volunteer, currently serving as a member of the CAE Commission, as a member of the Southern Polytechnic State University Construction Management Advisory Board, and as co-chair of the Georgia Society of Association Executives (GSAE) membership committee. He is also a past member of the GSAE board of directors and past chair of the GSAE Foundation. Additionally, he was a founding board member of the Green Chamber of the South.

The Atlanta Business Chronicle named Gabriel one of the Top 40 Under 40 in Metro Atlanta. Association TRENDS recognized him with its Young and Aspiring association professional award in 2011. And in 2013, Gabriel was named one of the Top 40 Under 40 in association management by USAE and the Association Forum of Chicagoland. The Georgia Society of Association Executives has also awarded him the Allen R. Johnson Leadership Award and the Stephen Styron Committee Chair of the Year Award.

In addition to his full-time job, Gabriel is a consultant and speaker, focusing on the topics of nonprofit governance and leadership. He is also co-author of one of ASAE’s best-selling books, From Insight to Action: 6 New Ways to Think, Lead and Achieve.

Gabriel received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture from Kansas State University, and he has earned a Masters in Business Administration from Kennesaw State University, where he was named University Scholar, recognizing him as the top student in the Executive MBA Class of 2011.