Professional Organizations

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Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

Education's leading resource for knowledge, standards, advocacy, and training in alumni relations, communications, fundraising, marketing, and related activities.


Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI)

The hospitality industry's source for knowledge, community, and recognition for leaders committed to professional development, sales growth, revenue optimization, marketing, and branding.

HSMAI International

International Live Events Association (ILEA - Formerly ISES)

An organization to educate, advance, and promote the special events industry and its network of professionals along with related industries.

ILEA International | ILEA Georgia Chapter

Meeting Professionals International (MPI)

The premier global association community for meeting and event professionals; believes in the unequaled power of events and human connections to advance organizational objectives.

MPI | MPI Georgia Chapter

National Association for Catering and Events (NACE)

The oldest and largest catering association in the world, encompassing all aspects of the catering industry. Dedicated to promoting career success for its members and the professionalism of the industry, NACE offers educational programs, professional certification, chapter initiatives, networking opportunities, recognition and awards programs, a job bank, community service projects, and the industry’s most prestigious annual conference. 

NACE | NACE Georgia Chapter

Benefits of Joining a Professional Organization

  • Networking
  • Mentoring
  • Updates on current trends and developments
  • Consistent communication (email, newsletter, website, etc.)
  • Career development
  • Continuing education (conferences, webinars, local meetings)
  • Access to resources
  • Leadership training
  • Volunteer opportunities that help you build your personal brand (most professional organizations offer opportunities to non-members)