Past Award Recipients

George C. Burton Award

2019 - Jim Calvin
2018 - Kathy Leitgeb
2016 - Rebecca Marion Flach
2013 - Rita M. Lashway, CAE
2012 - Linda Lambert, CAE
2010 - Jennifer Mauer, CAE
2004 - Association Development Group
2002 - Randy L. McCullough
2001 - George C. Burton (posth.)
2000 - Jennifer Carroll, CMP
1997 - Rita Lashway, CAE 

Distinguished Member of the Year

2019 - Kathy Gormley, CMP
2018 - Robert Schneider, CPA, CAE
2017 - Kathy Febraio, CAE
2016 - Mark R. Nelson, Ph.D., MBA, CAE
2015 - Peter Mannella
2013 -  Rita Lashway, CAE
2011 - Joseph Van De Loo
2009 -  Dan Murphy
2008 - Joseph Reilly
2007 - Richard Poppa, CAE, AAI
2006 - Barbara Rodriguez
2005 - George Perry
2004 - John Newman
2003 - Mark L. Yavornitzki, CAE
2002 - Martha L. Orr, MN, RN, CAE
2001 - Edward J. Stafford
2000 - Bernard N. Bourdeau, CAE

Associate Member of the Year

2019 - Mary Jo Janis
2018
- Linda Persico, CMP
2017
- Debby Doedeke
2016
- Linda D'Agostino, CMP, Sheraton at the Falls
2015
- Chip Lacure, CMI Communications
2014 - Jack Roddy, Desmond Hotel
2013 - Darryl Leggieri, Saratoga Hilton
2009 - Melissa & Richard Carrier, Total Events
2005 - Kim Keenan, Turning Stone Resort & Casino
2004 - Eric DeYoung, CMI Communications
2003 - Sandy Denney, Prime Hotel Saratoga
2002 - Bruce McDonough Photography Services
2001 - Alex R. Warden, Albany Marriott
2000 - Katherine Frodey, Clifton Park Convention Services
1999 - Sylvia Daigle, Lane Press of Albany
1998 - Mary Thompson, CMP, ONCENTER
1996 - Robert Faller, The Desmond

Rising Star Award

2019 - Ashley Ranslow
2018 - Meagan Bowker, CAE
2017  - Jacqlene McAllister, MBA
2016 - Shannon Licygiewicz
2015 - Sara-Becca Smith
2014 - Jennifer Martin, MBA, CAE
2013 - Thomas J. Coté, MBA, CAE
2012 - Angelina McGrath
2011 - Garry Polmateer
2010 - Amber Carpenter

Volunteer of the Year

2019 - Donna Denley, CAE

Association Excellence Award Recipients 

2019
Government Relations - New York Association of Convenience Stores
Meetings & Expositions - American Council of Engineering Companies of New York
Professional Development - American Institute of Architects New York State

2018
Government Relations - NYS School Nutrition Associations
Marketing & Public Relations - NYS Optometric Association
Meetings & Expos - NY Aviation Management Association
Industry Innovation - NY Battery & Energy Storage Technology Consortium
Professional Development - American Institute of Architects NYS
Publications - NYS Association of Counties

2017
Government Relations: NYS Association of Counties
Marketing & Public Relations: NYS Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Meetings & Expositions: NYS Association of Counties
Industry Innovation: Automotive Recyclers Association of NY

2016
Education - American Institute of Architects with Urban Green Council
Government Relations - NYS Academy of Family Physicians
Member Recruitment/Retention - Association Development Group and Insurance Brokers Association of NY
Publications - NY Association of Convenience Stores

2015
Technology – Northeastern Retail Lumber Association
Meetings & Expositions – NY Farm Bureau, Inc.
Publications - NY School Nutrition Association

2014
Publications - Lawsuit Reform Alliance of NYS
Membership Recruitment/Retention - NYS Association of Town Superintendents of Highways, Inc. (Park Strategies, LLC)
Marketing & PR - NY Credit Union Association (Association Development Group)

2013
Marketing & PR - NY Insurance Association, Inc.  
Government Affairs - The Vandervort Group

2012
Technology - PIA of CT, NH, NJ & NY
Government Affairs - NYS Association of Counties 
Publications - LeadingAge New York 
Marketing & PR - NYS Hospitality & Tourism Association

2011
Marketing & PR – NYS School Boards Association 
Government Relations – American Institute of Architects, New York State 
Meetings & Expositions – LeadingAge New York

2010 
Marketing - Women in Insurance & Financial Services (Association Development Group) 
Meetings & Expositions - NYS Dispute Resolution Association 
Technology - NY Public Transit Association