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.

Don't Miss A Very Special Meeting On October 18th at the Hilton Suites Lexington Green!

"Turn Down the Noise and Turn up the Impact of Association Marketing"

by: David Caldwell, Balance Creative & Robin Miller, NEST Community Marketing

In today’s “on-demand” marketplace where content can be found instantaneously and on any every channel, associations are under tremendous strain to expand their communications bandwidth to meet this need.  Rather than focusing on the “quantity” of messaging and communications, platforms and channels…. maybe it’s time to push pause and remember the Why in What You Do. You have a mission and a purpose. Is it still valid? Do your current messages still support that? You have multiple audiences who depend on you to lead, educate and advocate  – is your brand positioning doing that, and could you clearly define what those audiences need?

This session will explore your messages, your brand, and your audiences and help you cut through in a succinct manner, so you can spend more time on recruitment, retention, and delivering value.

Click HERE to Register Today!





CEO Roundtable Meeting
Friday, October 20, 2017
Annual Churchill Downs Outing
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
CSO/CEO SUMMIT (IN Society of Association Executives)
November 19-20, 2017
2017 KSAE HOLIDAY RECEPTION (Please register when registering for the Holiday Event on the Dec 6)
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
KSAE Annual Holiday Meeting
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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


Thank You to Our Convention Sponsors




2017 Award Winners

  • Executive of the Year: Kerri Schelling, CAE, Interim Executive Director,
    Kentucky School Boards Association
  • Supplier of the Year: Barb Grosso, Sales, Belterra Resort & Casino
  • Emerging Leader: Tyler Campbell, Executive Director, KY Telecom Association
  • President's Award - Penny Gold, KY Society of CPAs
  • President's Award - Peggy Porter, Independent Insurance Agents of KY


Congratulations to our new KSAE Board Members:

Charles George - KY Society of CPAs

Guy Young - KY Trucking Association

Peggy Lopez - Marriott Louisville East

Amy Stamper - Embassy Suites Lexington







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

Nicole Berry
Cave City Tourist and Convention Center

Steve Haffner
Steve Haffner, Speaker & Mentalist

Adam Haley
Agentis Management, Inc.

Laura Hicks
Omni Louisville Hotel

Sylvia Lovely
Sylvia Lovely & Associates

Jessica Mack
Four Points by Sheraton Lexington

Andrew Pulliam
Innovative Publishing

Richard Vance
Stites & Harbison, PLLC