News and Views

Version 1/Issue 2

September 25, 2018

In This Issue...

  1. President's View
  2. MSAE Elects New Board
  3. Strategic Planning Underway
  4. 2019 Lobby Directory
  5. November 2 Education and Membership Meeting

Featured Associate Member

Kay Samuelson
Regional Sales Manager
The Lodge of Four Seasons Golf Resort, Marina, and Spa
MSAE Associate Member Board Director

Kay is a dedicated and seasoned regional hotel sales manager who works diligently to lay the groundwork for successful association and government conferences for her clients.  With an 18 year career at the same beautiful lake property, steeped in tradition and excellent customer service, she strives to demonstrate a long history of excellence in the hospitality industry.

While skilled in the sales process, hotel contracts, return on investment for clients, catering trends, hotel & property management operations, and event management – Kay has especially enjoyed building strong long-lasting industry relationships along the way, as well as mentoring the next generation of sales talent for their career and life goals.

Learn more about Kay and the rest of our valued Associate Members here



President's View

It’s been only a few weeks since I returned from the ASAE conference in Chicago and my mind is still spinning with all the information I gathered while I was there. As the incoming president of MSAE I look forward to implementing some of these ideas to grow our society.

Read the entire blog post at MSAE.NET


MSAE Elects New Board

MSAE has announced its new officers and the election of three local business leaders to its 2019 Board of Directors. The Board of Directors oversees MSAE as it works to promote and support excellence and professionalism among association executives, as well as increase the effectiveness, image and impact of its member associations..

Read more 

Strategic Planning Underway

The MSAE board gave a Sunday to begin a strategic planning process that will continue through the next month and culminate with a board retreat in early November. While discussions were based on the results of a member survey, we'd like to generate additional member feedback to inform our continuing work. If you've not already completed the survey please consider doing so today. Responses will be treated confidentially. A consolidated summary of all replies will be made available to the Board and Strategic Planning Attendees.

Take the Survey Here

2019 Lobby Directory

MSAE is once again preparing to publish our lobbyist directory for distribution to members of the Missouri Legislature in both printed and electronic formats.

Lobbyists interested in being included must sign up before Friday, October 26.

Learn More or Sign Up 

Nov.2 Education and Membership Meeting

Strategic Hotel Contracts: Plan & Think Before You Ink

Hotel contracts are complicated, but are a must to define responsibilities and make mutual obligations perfectly clear. In the Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) landscape, hotel contract risk mitigation has become an important metric. In this interactive workshop, Terri Woodin, CMP will  lead attendees through discussion of a multitude of topics on methods to negotiate contracts that assure added meeting value, cost savings and risk mitigation, including dispute resolution. 

Learn More and Register Here


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