The Empire State Society of Association Executives (ESSAE) Elects it Board Directors for 2010

ALBANY, NY (02/19/2010)(readMedia)-- The Empire State Society of Association Executives, Inc. (ESSAE) elected its 2010 Board of Directors at its Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony on Feb. 4, 2010 at The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center in Albany, N.Y.

ESSAE elected the following officers:

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

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

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

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

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


Ellen Bagley, director, information services, New York State Health Facilities Association, Albany, N.Y.

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

Michael Borges, executive director, New York Library Association, Guilderland, N.Y.

Cheryl Brenn, CAE, director of national programs, Hugh O'Brien Leadership for Youth, Clifton Park, N.Y.

Linda Cohen, executive director, New York State Dispute Resolution Association, Troy, NY

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.

Kathy Febraio, CAE, executive director, NYS Speech, Language, Hearing Association, Latham, N.Y.

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

Lori Rehm, assistant director of sales and marketing, The Sagamore, Bolton Landing, N.Y.

Debra Trulli-Cassale, director of education, NYS Hospitality & Tourism Association, Albany, N.Y.

Joseph Van De Loo, chief executive officer, Association Development Group, Inc., Albany, N.Y.

ESSAE comprises over 590 association and supplier members, and represents executives employed by trade, business and professional associations. ESSAE provides its members a means to exchange ideas and encourages high professional standards through educational forums, publications, industry resources and networking luncheons. ESSAE advances the association profession through a community of knowledge, sharing, education and advocacy. It is affiliated with the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE <> ), whose headquarters is in Washington D.C.