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The Colorado Society of Association Executives (CSAE) recognized two professional and associate members for their contributions to CSAE during an awards ceremony held in Pueblo, CO, on June 6, 2019.

Professional of the Year
Julie Evans-Schmitt, VP of Membership Services and Business Development for the Apartment Association of Metro Denver, received the 2019 Professional of the Year award for outstanding service and accomplishments in association/not-for-profit management. She has served on the CSAE membership committee for numerous years, including the capacity of chair.  During this period CSAE experienced record growth and had some fun and engaging membership campaigns.  Her vision also led to the exploration and adoption of the group membership program and our current Ambassador program. The award was presented by CSAE President Keith Segundo (Right).

Associate of the Year
This year’s Associate of the Year award goes to Jesse Kittelstad, sales manager for the Embassy Suites Denver Downtown. He is active with the CSAE Ambassador program and has served as co-chair for two consecutive years. He is active with Be The Gift, a social service which provides practical assistance to single mom home owners in need of home repair. He is also a volunteer with Amp the Cause, a Denver-based nonprofit organization that improves the lives of families through entertainment, annual events and community service projects.  The Associate of the Year award was presented by CSAE President Keith Segundo (Left).