ESSAE Elects 2009 Board of Directors

ALBANY, NY (02/10/2009)(readMedia)--

The Empire State Society of Association Executives, Inc. (ESSAE) elected its 2009 Board of Directors at its Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony on Feb. 5, 2009 at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albany, N.Y.

ESSAE elected the following officers:

Chair: Jennifer Mauer, CAE, managing director, New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors, Inc., Albany, N.Y.

Vice Chair: Richard Poppa, CAE, AAI, president & chief executive officer, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York, Inc., Syracuse, N.Y.

Treasurer: James Calvin, CAE, president, New York Association of Convenience Stores, Albany, N.Y.

Secretary: Robert Schneider, CAE, director of finance, New York State School Boards Association, Latham, N.Y.

Immediate Past Chair: Scott Jackson, CMP, director, education and conference planning, New York State Health Facilities Association, Inc., Albany, N.Y.


Ellen Bagley, director, information services, New York State Health Facilities Association

Carol Bartlett, senior sales manager, Visit Rochester, N.Y.

Cheryl Brenn, CAE, director of national programs, Hugh O'Brien Leadership for Youth

Charmaine Castle, CMP, senior sales manager, Hilton Rye Town, Rye Brook, N.Y.

Jan Marie Chesterton, vice president, New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association, Albany, N.Y.

Linda Cohen, attorney-at-law, Albany N.Y.

Tedi DeMartino, associate director of educational planning, New York Association of Homes and Services for the Aging/Foundation for Long Term Care, Albany, N.Y.

Nancy Geer, executive director, New York Housing Association, Inc., Albany, N.Y.

Randy McCullough, CAE, deputy executive director, New York State Funeral Directors Association, Albany, N.Y.

Ellen Melchionni, CAE, president, New York Insurance Association, Inc., Albany, N.Y.

Joseph Van De Loo, vice president, Association Development Group, Inc., Albany, N.Y.

ESSAE is based in Albany, N.Y., and comprises over 590 members, representing executives employed by trade, business and professional associations.