Andrew Bronson, CAE Named Recipient of Forty Under 40® Awards

Milwaukee, WI, September 6, 2017 – Andrew Bronson, CAE, Account Executive at Svinicki Association Management, Inc. (SAMI) was recently named a 2017 Forty Under 40® recipient by Association Forum and USAE.

The Association Forum and USAE Forty Under 40® Awards program annually recognizes 40 accomplished association or non-profit professionals under the age of 40 that demonstrate high potential for continued success in leadership roles and exhibit a strong passion for – and commitment to – the association management and nonprofit industries.

Andrew Bronson, CAE has worked at SAMI since 2010. During this time, he has grown tremendously in professional responsibility, leadership, and knowledge of association management. He is currently the lead staff for three clients.

“His commitment and energy make Andrew an asset to any program or organization in the association management and nonprofit industries,” said Jane Svinicki, CAE, President of SAMI. “Andrew’s client accomplishments are impressive, including establishing a foundation for a client, developing of a profitable non-dues sponsorship program, launching several online newsletters, assisting with launching several grants and establishing financial policies that allow clients to maintain and grow financially stable organizations.”

“I am humbled to receive this very high honor among many of my peers that I respect. Receiving a Forty Under 40® Award is the top accomplishment of my career. Knowing current and past recipients of this award, I feel confident the future of association management is very bright and has many great things coming that current, past and future Forty Under 40® recipients have not yet already accomplished. I am proud to be one of the very few to receive this honor,” said Bronson.

This is the fifth year of the Association Forum and USAE Forty Under 40® Awards program placing Bronson as one of only 200 association management professionals from the over 1.3 million employed by a membership organization to receive this recognition.

Bronson received the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in 2014 from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), has served on the ASAE Young Professionals Committee since 2015 and was invited to participate in the 2014 ASAE NextGen Association Summit.

In June 2015, the Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs' Association (WSFCA), a client of SAMI presented Bronson with their White Helmet Award. Traditionally the white fire helmet is worn by the chief of a fire department. The presentation of a white helmet to an individual outside the fire service is a high honor reserved to recognize significant service on behalf of the fire service in a civilian capacity. This helmet was presented for his service as Business Manager of the organization.

In a letter of recommendation to the Forty Under 40® Selection Committee, Chief Rob Ugaste, Past President of WSFCA wrote, “This is a very demanding position that requires a combination of the tact and diplomacy while being firm and unyielding about doing things the right way. Mr. Bronson manages to accomplish all these goals while maintaining the trust and the appreciation of the organization.” 

Dr. Michael Sandison, President of the Society for Education in Anesthesia, also a SAMI client wrote, “His relationship with the Board has been cordial, helpful and respectful, with an excellent balance of leadership and achievement of society goals. I wholeheartedly endorse and support his application for the Annual Forty Under 40® Award, and know that he will be a credit to your organization, as he is to ours.”

The full list of honorees in the 2017 class is available on the Association Forum website: 

Each Forty Under 40® recipient will be featured in a special edition of USAE to be published November 20, 2017, and recognized on Wednesday, December 13 at a private awards ceremony in Chicago.


About Svinicki Association Management, Inc. (SAMI)

SAMI is an association management company, founded in 1986, providing management and administrative services, including staffing, complete office technology and a business location in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is SAMI’s mission to provide excellent comprehensive management services that empower dynamic associations to succeed.

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