Welcome to the
Kentucky Society of Association Executives

KSAE is the professional organization for the paid Executive Staff of not-for-profit organizations and the Associates that supply them with goods and services. KSAE is an affiliate of the American Society of Association Executives and is approved as a provider of continuing education for those holding the CAE designation.








Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Annual KSAE Churchill Downs Event. Click here to register.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Annual Holiday Brunch
The Campbell House A Curio Collection by Hilton

We have teamed with the Michigan Society of Association Executives to offer a CAE Prep Course.  Click here for more information.

You can purchase this book directly from KSAE for $25.00 - includes shipping! 


Doug Eadie’s newest book, The Board-Savvy CEO, provides nonprofit leaders with detailed, practical guidance for building really solid board-CEO partnerships.  KSAE has arranged to make  The Board-Savvy CEOavailable to KSAE members at a 20 percent discount.  All you have to do is click on www.theboardsavvyceo.com and put in the discount code KSAE when you order The Board-Savvy CEO.  There is no limit on the number of copies you can purchase for this special price.  Any other of Doug Eadie’s books published by Governance Edge Publishing  can also be purchased at the 20 percent discount using the discount code.

Thank You to Our 2016 Convention Sponsors




The award winners for 2016 are:

  • Executive of the Year: Bob Weiss, Executive Vice President, Home Builders Association of KY.
  • Supplier of the Year: Sandy Johnson, Destination Sales Account Executive, VisitLex
  • Emerging Leader: Lynn Faulkner, Executive Director, KY Association of Master Contractors

Congratulations to our new KSAE Board Members:

Tyler Campbell - KY Telecom Association

Lynn Falkner - KY Assn of Master Contractors

Tara Purvis - Independent Insurance Assn of KY

Richard Vincent - Associated General Contractors of KY (re-elected)

Richard Whitehouse - KY Dental Association

Mae Bower - Louisville CVB (re-elected)

Sandy Boyken - Lexington Center

Barb Grosso - Belterra Casino







KSAE job postings have always been an important membership service. Soon we will be unveiling a new national career search site to our data center. KSAE members will still be able to post their in-state jobs for free, but now a national system will also be available.


Welcome New Members

Michelle Campbell
Paducah McCracken Convention and Expo Center

Nicole Castaneda
Kentucky Exposition Center

Carolyn Conway
Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute

Bill Dotson
Rocker Risk

Greg Hayden
3rd Turn Brewing

Henry Lackey
Kentucky Broadcasters Association

Dana Mayton
Kentucky Association of Highway Contractors

Kim Minton
City Barbecue

Laura Parrish
Kentucky Credit Union League

Hank Phillips
Kentucky Travel Industry Association

Matt Sawyers
Kentucky Oil & Gas Association

Sarah Schroeder
Kentucky Society of Association Executives

Cara Silletto
Crescendo Strategies

Becky Straley
Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau

Amanda Valdivieso
Kentucky Association of Master Contractors

Keri Willard
Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau

CEO Roundtable Meeting
Friday, November 11, 2016
Annual Churchill Downs Outing
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
KSAE Annual Holiday Meeting
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Joint Membership Meeting with MPI
Wednesday, January 25, 2017