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Karl Kirsch, CAE, Awarded the Georgia Society of Association Executives’ Highest Honor

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Meeting Expectations Vice President Karl Kirsch, CAE was awarded the Clifford M. Clarke award, the Georgia Society of Association Executives’ highest honor, for his exemplary personal leadership, service and outstanding accomplishments in association management.

“To know Karl is to know his dedication and steadfast commitments to Meeting Expectations clients,” Meeting Expectations President Brian Meyer said. “Under his leadership, successful initiatives grow our association clients, so they in turn carry out their missions to their respective members. We are thrilled for Karl and honored to have him leading a passionate staff of experts in association management.”

Kirsch was recognized for his involvement within the GSAE, where he served as the 2011 Chairman of the Board of Directors, served as the chair of the Association Management Company Special Interest Group (SIG) and as presenter and panelist for the CAE study Group, Emerging Professionals SIG, Small Staff SIG and numerous annual meetings.

“I’m humbled to receive the Clifford M. Clarke award and grateful for the opportunity to work with the GSAE each year to advance associations and their leadership,” Kirsch said. “I’m thankful for the recognition, but above all else, look forward to continuing to make meaningful contributions to the association community.”

Kirsch joined Meeting Expectations in 2002, where he leads the company’s association management business unit. His experience includes executive director and director-level positions over membership, geographic and special interest groups, certification programs and continuous improvement efforts. He is a specialist in governance and association strategy development. Prior to Meeting Expectations, Kirsch was an executive with the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry, the Institute of Industrial Engineers and other national and regional associations.

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