More than 1,000 association executives, industry partners, community leaders, and business and government representatives will come together at the National Building Museum on October 4, 2017, to honor six outstanding organizations at ASAE’s 18th Annual Power of A – Summit Awards Dinner. The evening will showcase six award-winning programs that have made a significant impact in their community.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 4, 2017, Reception: 6:30 p.m., Dinner: 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: National Building Museum, 401 F St., NW, Washington, DC


The Summit Awards Dinner, founded by George D. Kirkland, CAE, is ASAE’s signature event of the year showcasing the unique and indispensable role associations play in America and around the world in bettering communities, fostering volunteer efforts, and harnessing the collective will and expertise of their members to ensure a better quality of life. As reinforced by the Power of A program, America’s associations have the power to drive the economy, put people to work, prepare for the future, and enrich lives. The Summit Awards Dinner is our industry’s chance to celebrate our profession and share that positive message with other key audiences.

Proceeds from the Summit Awards Dinner directly benefit ASAE’s Power of A Fund, which provides the resources ASAE needs to lobby Congress, activate grassroots networks, hold forums with elected officials, perform research, and continue to share the Power of A message with legislators, the media, and other opinion leaders.

The 2017 Summit Awards Dinner Co-chairs are Scott D. Wiley, FASAE, CAE, President and CEO, Ohio Society of CPAs and Kraig R. Naasz, President and CEO, Distilled Spirits Council of the United States. Our Master of Ceremonies is Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE, CEO, National Association of Chain Drug Stores.

If you have any questions, please email Carla Lochiatto, CAE at