Association TRENDS Announces 2024 Salute to Association Excellence Award Winners

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Association TRENDS Announces 2024 Salute to Association Excellence Award Winners?

Arlington, VA – Association TRENDS will announce the 2024 award winners at the Salute to Association Excellence on February 27, 2024. The annual awards show honors the Association Executive of the Year, Association Partner of the Year, Young & Aspiring Professionals, Leading Lobbyists, and association communications TRENDY Award Contest Winners. Each honoree is hand selected by a selection committee based upon their leadership skills and contributions to advancing associations. 

The 2024 award recipients were as follows:

2024 Association Executive of the Year, Heidi Brock, American Forest & Paper Association

- 2024 Association Partner of the Year, Jay Younger, McKinley Advisors

2024 Young & Aspiring Association Professionals

- Ashley Hodak Sullivan, National Association of College and University Attorneys

- Doug Hoekstra, Financial Executives International

- Katie Goodman, American Council of Engineering Companies

- Shari Sally, Consumer Technology Association

2024 Leading Association Lobbyists

- Robin Bowen, Plant Based Products Council

- Allison Cunningham, American Gas Association

- Jillien Flores, Managed Funds Association

- David Hickey, International Sign Association

The Salute to Association Excellence draws a crowd of 500+ leading association professionals each year and focuses on recognizing the work of association professionals and encourages a time of networking among peers and colleagues.  

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