PMA CEO Bryan Silbermann to Receive Top Association Honor

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Wed. June 22nd, 2016 - by Laura Hillen

NEWARK, DE – Recognizing his commitment and leadership as an association executive, the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has announced that its CEO Bryan Silbermann will receive the Key Award from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

Bryan Silbermann, CEO, PMASilbermann is being recognized as the 67th person to receive the Key Award by ASAE for “exceptional qualities of leadership in his… association and displays a deep commitment to voluntary membership organizations,” according to the Society.

The Key Award is the highest ASAE honor which can be presented to an individual, and is presented to CEOs who are Certified Association Executives (CAE), according to a PMA press release. Silbermann will receive the award in August as the Society’s annual convention in Salt Lake City, UT.

Cathy Burns, President, PMA“This is a significant and well-deserved honor for Bryan, highlighting his leadership at PMA. We are proud beyond words,” stated PMA President Cathy Burns.

Silbermann first earned his CAE designation in 1989. The ASAE said that this program works to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and distinguish association professionals who demonstrate knowledge to managing associations in today’s environment.

Russell Mounce, PMA Board Chair, Sam’s Wholesale Club“During his career here at PMA, not only has Bryan given back to the association community and profession at large, he has also grown association leaders within PMA, stressing staff education and excellence in association management,” said PMA Board Chair Russell Mounce of Sam’s Wholesale Club. “PMA continually has a significant number of CAEs among its staff. This dedication to the association profession is the foundation of PMA’s service to its members.”

Silbmermann first became an ASAE fellow in 1992, chaired the Fellows Committee from 1995-96, and has served on the ASAE Board of Directors and a number of its committees. 

Congratulations to Bryan Silbermann for this honored anointment!