Secrets of ASAE’s Gold Circle Awards

Marketing, membership, and communications are essential to associations across the board! ASAE has developed awards especially for those who have proven their excellence in these areas.

 ASAE has created their Gold Circle Awards, which try to recognize creativity and innovation in the areas previously listed.

The aim of these awards is to recognize the best of the best in marketing, membership and communications programs in the association world. Year after year they continue to meet that goal and show all associations just how exceptional the winner of these awards truly are! Don’t believe us? Take a look at them for yourself!

Excellence in these key areas is something Association Chat can get behind! That’s why on Tuesday, January 10th, at 2pm EDT we’ll be bringing you behind the scenes of ASAE’s Gold Circle Awards!

Our guests will consist of some wonderful people of the ASAE Gold Circle Awards committee, Paula Gonzalez, and past Gold Circle Award winner, Christopher Young!

Read more about our guests below, and subscribe and watch the chat here:

About Paula Gonzalez

Paula (@PaulaG_pma ) started working for Produce Marketing Association (PMA), a global trade association representing the fresh produce and floral industries, in 2002 as an international programs specialist as the manager of their annual International Trade Conference and other international programs. Promoted to director of member relations in 2009, she is now responsible for member recruitment and retention activities, working with volunteer leaders to grow membership, and being intimately involved in creating and communicating value to the members.

She has been a member of ASAE since 2002 and serves as a volunteer on the ASAE Gold Circle Awards Committee for which she is currently the vice chair. Outside of PMA and ASAE, she serves as a volunteer on the board of the Rose Valley Chorus and Orchestra where she is currently President and previously served on the board of the Ardensingers where she was elected Gildmaster.

Paula has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and French from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania and is studying to earn her CAE.

You can follow Paula on Twitter at @PaulaG_pma !

About Christopher Young

Christopher Young (@decachrisyoung) is the high school division director at DECA Inc. He has more than ten years of professional experience in association management, specializing in the education sector. His responsibilities have spanned to include program development, member services, large-scale conference planning, membership strategy, communications, professional development, strategic planning and budgeting. Young’s efforts have resulted in the development of sustainable new programs, increased member engagement, continued record-setting membership growth, an effective rebranding initiative and the implementation of innovative communication strategies.

As a member of ASAE, he has been a two-time selected attendee of the NextGen Summit; three-time Gold Circle award winner; Marketing Section Council volunteer; Marketing, Membership and Communications Conference presenter and Program Advisory Council member; and Associations Inc. presenter. He is a 2016 USAE and Association Forum Forty Under 40 honoree.

Follow Christopher on Twitter @decachrisyoung!

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