Individual Excellence Awards

Julie Sullivan Award

The Julie Sullivan Award is named as a memorial to one of PASAE's most energetic and enthusiastic supporters. Julie joined PASAE in 1990 and jumped right in as an active and involved PASAE member. She was also very involved in the PASAE Foundation. Additionally, she helped to develop what is now our Sponsorship Program. Julie was also involved in her community – volunteering was one of her passions. Along with PASAE, Julie dedicated a lot of time to the Ronald McDonald House and the Junior League. As owner of Honeydew Events, she had numerous clients who relied on her to make their events perfect. On a personal level, Julie was a warm, caring, friendly, compassionate, and outgoing person. Each year PASAE recognizes a Business Partner who has best supported the association’s commitment to advance excellence and innovation in the practice of leading-edge association management.  

2021 Julie Sullivan Award:
PASAE is pleased to announce the 2021 Julie Sullivan Award recipient is Stephani Bann from the Kalahari Resorts & Conventions. Stephani was presented with the award on December 8 on-site at the property, where 2021 PASAE Chair Johanna Byrd surprised her with the announcement.   

Johanna Byrd Stephani Bann 

In presenting the award, Chair Byrd shared the following sentiments: 

"Stephani, you consistently find ways to maximize the depth and breadth of all PASAE offers to its members. You have spent countless hours dedicating your time and your efforts to help PASAE members create events that increase their attendance, drive their profits, and produce memorable experiences for their attendees. For you, the reward is in helping others. You give of yourself, tirelessly, when supporting PASAE events and activities. You are always willing to lend a hand, never saying no when asked to assist and always willing to go the extra step to help bring ideas to life. You are well respected by your peers, and you are what PASAE represents – consistency, care, loyalty, and family. You embody all the characteristics deserving of this award. It is my honor to present this year’s Julie Sullivan Award to you." 

Congratulations Stephani! 

Click here to view a list of previous award winners.