Gayathri Kher, president and co-founder of fusionSpan, named Association TRENDS' 2019 Association Partner of the Year


1/17/19 Contact: Jamie Herring

Phone: (240) 235-0277



BETHESDA, MD – Gayathri Kher, president and co-founder of fusionSpan, has been selected as the 2019 Association Partner of the Year. This honor will be presented at the 40th Annual Salute to Association Excellence hosted by Association TRENDS.

“Gayathri has long been a leader and partner in the association space. Her background as a technologist and association staff member makes her the ideal partner," stated Brittany Carter, President, Association TRENDS.

Gayathri is co-founder and president of fusionSpan. She has extensive experience evaluating business processes and technology infrastructures and assisting associations in implementing solutions that are scalable based on future needs. Prior to co-founding fusionSpan, Gayathri spent over 10 years working in the association industry. Gayathri has a Master of Science Degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park.

Gayathri is an active participant in the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and currently serves as the Chair of the ASAE Technology Council.

She will be honored at the TRENDS 2019 Salute to Association Excellence, March 22nd, at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. Details:

Also, to be honored at the TRENDS Salute will be 2019 Association Executive of the Year, Matthew Shay of the National Retail Federation, the 2019 Young and Aspiring Association Professionals, the 2019 Leading Lobbyists and the winners of the 2018 TRENDS All Media Contest, the most watched and respected competition for association communications in the country. For more information on the Salute, visit

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