The Florida Society of Association Executives (FSAE) presented its most prestigious leadership award at its Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla. Each year, FSAE awards an individual for his/her leadership, dedication and professionalism in FSAE and in their current positions. Each recipient is nominated by their peers, and then a committee reviews those nominations and selects the recipients according to a strict criterion of excellence and achievement. FSAE has been serving association management professionals throughout Florida for more than 50 years.

FSAE awarded the 2012 Association Executive Member of the Year to Tom Morrison, CEO of the Metal Treating Institute in Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
“FSAE is all about leadership, commitment and the success of our members and their organizations, which represent over 1.5 million professionals,” said FSAE Board of Directors Chairman John Ricco, CAE. “Tom is an outstanding leader who has excelled in his profession and has achieved the respect, admiration and ultimate recognition of his association and peers. We congratulate each of the honorees and their organizations for encouraging their professional development.”
“You never do what you do to receive awards, but it is an awesome honor to be recognized for your passion and work by those you serve,” Morrison said.

The Executive Member of the Year Award was created to honor the individual who has displayed the highest commitment to professional growth and pride in their field. Their professionalism and leadership are evident in both service to the association management profession and to the community.