RGI Celebrates Wins at ISAE STAR Awards

Last week, top association professionals were honored at the STAR Awards hosted by the Indiana Society of Association Executives (ISAE). The STAR Awards recognize excellence in the association management profession and those who work to power its success. We are proud to announce that several of RGI’s own took home top honors for their work!

Please join us in congratulating the following:

  • Kim Paugh, CAE, who was recognized as ISAE’s 2017 Volunteer of the Year for her role as co-chair for ISAE’s professional development committee. In this role, Kim led the committee through an unusually heavy load of identifying speakers and content for both 2017 and 2018. Kim also has invited and encouraged members to attend ISAE events, served as an ISAE Ambassador, and consistently puts her money where her mouth is by attending countless ISAE events.
  • RGI client the Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) was awarded Outstanding Individual Program/Event – Large Budget for their global food insecurity webinar. This webinar hosted a total of 614 nutrition education, with 99% of attendees reporting it was a valuable part of their SNEB membership benefits. Additionally, SNEB received glowing feedback from participants, including one noting it was the best and most inspiring webinar they had ever attended.
  • RGI client the Midwestern States Environmental Consultants Association (MSECA) won Outstanding Individual Program/Event- Small Budget for their Spring Seminar. This event featured 6 hours of education plus an Exhibit Hall. This year, MSECA utilized LinkedIn to engage with potential attendees, getting nearly 10,000 impressions on a minimal marketing budget. The event brought in record attendance, a 30% increase in participation, and was MSECA’s most profitable seminar to date, with 56.7% higher income than anticipated.
  • MSECA also won the Golden Shoestring for their Meeting on Developments with TCE Risk Assessment and Vapor Intrusion Sampling Techniques. For this meeting, MSECA leveraged multiple partnerships with key stakeholders to ffset the cost of such a large undertaking for a small and relatively young organization. The event became the largest meeting to date, representing nearly a quarter of their total membership. And most notably, though the event was not intended to be a revenue-generating venture, the event ended up netting a profit of several thousand dollars.

Congratulations to all of our award winners!