shared interest groups

GSAE's Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) offer one of the best resources for association executives and professionals. These self-directed groups of GSAE members focus on a particular area and delve into various topics within that area. SIG meetings often qualify for Certified Association Executive credit (normally 1 hour per meeting). GSAE SIG Meetings Online - GSAE1917 YouTube Playlist.

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available shared interest groups (sigs)

Communications SIGFor anyone who has communications as part of their day to day function

Emerging Professionals SIGThis SIG is designed for GSAE members who are new to the association profession and are interested in connecting with peers and leaders to grow professionally. 

Government Relations SIGFor association professionals who have an interest in government relations or who work in an advocacy environment.

Meetings SIGFor those who plan association meetings, conferences and tradeshows.

Pajama Brigade AKA Telework SIG - For those who telecommute and/or maintain full time home offices.

Small Association Staff SIGDesigned for staff of associations with 10 or fewer employees. Focuses on best practices and sharing resources.

Wine & Webinars SIG - Attend virtually or in person. This after hours series provides a more relaxed educational environment and wine notes! Check out the calendar for locations

meet the gsae sig leadership

Kelly McLendon, CAE
Georgia Pest Control Association
Small Staff SIG

Jacob Wilder, CAE
Building Owners & Managers
Association of Georgia
Communications SIG

Dan Curran
Curran Public Relations
Communications SIG

To Be Determined

Emerging Professionals SIG 

 Leigh Beakley
Georgia Hospital Association
Meetings SIG 

Michael 'Sully' Sullivan, JD
American Council of Engineering Companies
of Georgia (ACEC Georgia)

Government Relations SIG

 Amy Kane, MBA, CAE
Associated Builders & Contractors of Georgia
Wine & Webinar SIG 

Damian Kavanagh, Ed.D., CAE
Wine & Webinar SIG Programming



 Lori K. Spear, CAE
Pajama Brigade (Telework) SIG 

 Amy Clark
Hilton Worldwide Sales
Pajama Brigade (Telework) SIG