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.  

2019 Julie Sullivan Award:

PASAE is pleased to announce the 2019 Julie Sullivan Award recipient, Alexis Kierce from Graphtech. Alexis was presented with the award on March 12, 2020 at the Connections Conference held at PASAE member venue Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in State College, PA.  

Alexis Kierce

PASAE 2020 Board Chair, Jan Reisinger, MBA, CAE, shared these thoughts regarding Alexis as the 2019 recipient of the award:

"The 2019 award recipient consistently looks for ways to maximize all that is PASAE. She spends countless hours conceptualizing new ideas and opportunities to engage both business and association members. She collaborates with leadership to strategize ideas to further our growth as an organization. She gives of herself tirelessly when supporting PASAE events and activities. She consistently displays a can-do attitude, tackling each project with enthusiasm and grace. She actively takes on leadership roles, helping us secure sponsorship opportunities, always looking for new ways to promote and grow PASAE. She has been a valuable contributor to several PASAE committees and events throughout the years. She is well respected by her peers and is a constant when you think about PASAE. She embodies all the characteristics deserving of this award."

Congratulations Alexis! 

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