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McKenna Management's President Receives NESAE Award

Thursday, June 21, 2018   (0 Comments)
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Andrew Finn, MSc, MBA
McKenna Management, Inc.
Phone:  978 250-9847

McKenna Management’s President, Pam McKenna, CAE, Receives 
The New England Society of Association Executives’
2018 Super Star Award

WESTFORD, MA (June 21, 2018) – Pam McKenna, President of McKenna Management, was honored this year with the New England Society of Association Executives’ 2018 Super Star Award.  The Award recognizes a NE/SAE member who has gone above and beyond in their volunteer service to NE/SAE. In addition to the award, Pam also received an honorary membership in NE/SAE.

Pam joined NE/SAE as its Executive Director in the spring of 2007 after a lengthy search process for new management. She assumed the management role at NE/SAE with a board-directive to reinvigorate and stabilize the society. Through her partnership with NE/SAE’s volunteers since 2007, Pam strengthened NE/SAE’s financial position, established the society as an industry thought leader, and developed a robust education portfolio. She’s led the development of countless resources for NE/SAE members ranging from compensation studies to webinars, and from member directories to newsletters.

Regarded as a leader in the industry, Pam possesses the ability to create meaningful connections among association executives and industry partners. Over the past 11 years, Pam transformed NE/SAE into a well-managed, vibrant, and inclusive professional society. Attendance at NE/SAE events continues to rise for all its major conferences. Most importantly, the sense of community felt at each event by members and non-members alike is due to Pam’s hard work.

Past board chairs who have worked closely with Pam shared the following remarks:

-        Pam is thorough, informed, helpful and easy to work with. She is a true professional and a credit to our profession.
Jim Roche, President
Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire

-        Pam has carried the torch and lit the way for NESAE to grow and thrive. Under her leadership, the organization continues to thrive, and we have Pam to thank for that. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with her over the past 10 years. Now as she passes the torch, she leaves NESAE in a much brighter place.
Jeanne Wolfe, CAE, Executive Director
CFA Society Boston

-        I have been lucky enough to work with Pam McKenna for 12 years as a colleague and in my roles on the NESAE board. I’ve never met anyone so organized, thoughtful, and steady. I think of her as the river stream flowing beneath the crazy currents we all are grappling with at our associations. She always has a great idea, a solution, or a helpful guiding thought in any situation. She usually doesn’t even have to do research; she just knows so much. NE/SAE will not be the same without her but she was also careful to select the right successor, so we can be sure that the future of NE/SAE is looking bright with Andrew Finn at the helm. Thank you, Pam. It’s been a pleasure working with you!  

Kirsten Singleton, MBA, CAE, Executive Director
Center for Education & Professional Development
Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association

McKenna Management is honored to continue to be the association management company for the Society with Andrew Finn, who has done an outstanding job as Deputy Executive Director for NE/SAE for the past two and a half years, now moving into the Executive Director role so Pam can make more time for her growing business.


Founded in 2003, McKenna Management, Inc. is a full-service Association Management Company. Our mission is to provide the highest quality customized services that best fulfill our clients' needs. For more information on McKenna Management visit  More information on the New England Society of Association Executives may be found on their web site.