PASAE Committees

“Volunteering on a committee can help you meet personal and professional goals while being part of the development and furthering of PASAE’s mission - creating a community of association leaders that inspires and promotes excellence.” – Leeann Sherman, MPS, PASAE immediate Past Chair

There are numerous opportunities for members to participate in all PASAE has to offer. Below is a listing of committees on which members can serve. If you have any questions, contact Brandi Hunter-Davenport at [email protected] or 717-614-4270. If you’re ready to get started, submit the Committee Interest Form and our staff will be in touch. Committee involvement is voluntary, and you can join any time throughout the year. 


Association Finance Committee: This is a newly created committee with a purpose of serving members who would benefit from financial information and resources. Mission statement to be created by the committee members and leadership with approval by PASAE BOD leadership.

Chair: TBD

Awards Committee: Reviews nominations and selects winners for the Julie Sullivan Partner Award. The award is presented at the annual Connections Conference in March.

Chair: Donna Centofanti, CHME

Business Partner Committee: This is a new committee established to provide our Sponsors and Business Partners with a unit to identify, propose, and elevate opportunities to maximize the benefits of collaboration with our association members. Mission statement to be created by the committee members and leadership with approval by PASAE BOD leadership.

Chair: Randy Byler, CMP

Connections Committee (formerly Educational Summit & Expo): Plans the conference, from the agenda to the theme. Promotes attendance, recruits sponsors, and markets the event. 
2020 Chair: Steve Neidlinger, CAE
Education Committee: Responsible for planning all PASAE’s educational programming, including identifying speakers at the Connections Conference and for the Professional Development Series. 

2020 Chair: Aaron Shenck

Innovations Task Force: Evaluates new opportunities to advance the mission of PASAE and to provide gold-standard, innovative services to the association industry.

Chair: Leeann Sherman, MPS

Legislative Committee: Promotes and develops opportunities to connect members with the Pennsylvania State Legislature.
Chair: Leeann Sherman, MPS

Vice Chair: Diana Ewert, MPA, CAE

Membership Committee: Promotes membership through networking, marketing, Open Houses, and assists with member retention. 
Chair: Sara Bustard


Executive Committee: Consists of the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary/Treasurer, Immediate Past Chair and the Executive Director, a non-voting member. The Executive Committee may act in place of the Board of Directors between Board meetings on all matters, except those specifically reserved for the Board by the bylaws.

Chair: Jan Reisinger, MBA, CAE

Finance Committee: Responsible for helping the Secretary/Treasurer prepare the Association’s preliminary budget, reviews financial statements of the Association regularly and as necessary, provides guidance on financial matters affecting the association.

Chair: Joseph Ricci, Esq.

Nominating Committee: Responsible for developing the Board’s leadership, ensuring the Board assesses its performance and promotes on-going volunteer recruitment efforts.
Chair: Leeann Sherman, MPS