Last night we also headed to the 15th annual American Society of Association Executives Awards Gala at the National Building Museum, recognizing associations that have enriched lives, created a competitive work force, and driven innovation. We snapped Aon’s Sharon Fine, Eileen Hoffman and Amy Doherty, surrounding ASAE’s Bob Skelton and NAVBO’s Bernadette Englert.
Winners were awarded for diversity recruitments, neuroscience scholar programs, and bringing salad bars to schools. Here, Epic PR’s Adele Cehrs, Greater Raleigh CVB’s Dennis Edwards, ASAE’s Karl Ely, BrightKey’s Nicole Araujo, Fort Lauderdale CVB’s Christine Roberts-Tascione, and Randi Summer.
Guests were served ginger salmon avocado salad and beef short ribs with butternut and sage risotto, before helping themselves to a dessert buffet with chocolate bread pudding and bourbon pecan cheesecake. Here, SIA’s Kim Landgraf and Runjit Chandra, ASHA’s Lemmie McNeilly, and NASW’s Evelyn Tomaszewski.
Patit Creek Cellars and Terra Blanca Winery provided wine. Here, ASHA’s Tammy Berger, Jill Straniero, Karen Beverly-Ducker, Deedee Moxley, Mike Jeffries, Charlet Beale and Melanie Johnson.