AVMA Named 2020 ASAE “Power of A” Silver Award Winner

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(Schaumburg, Illinois) August 25, 2020 — The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has announced that the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) will receive a 2020 Power of A (association) Silver Award in recognition of the AVMA’s COVID-19 Resource Center and the organization’s devotion to promoting, protecting, and advancing the veterinary profession.

“One of the AVMA’s top priorities is to ensure the veterinary community has the tools necessary to face the new challenges COVID-19 presents,” said Dr. Janet Donlin, Executive Vice President and CEO of the AVMA. “We created the COVID-19 Resource Center to reflect that commitment and provide guidance as our society continues to adapt. This recognition is a testament to the passion, appreciation, and dedication the AVMA has for the profession we represent. It is humbling to receive such a prestigious award, and we thank the ASAE for everything they do to make this world stronger.” 

ASAE’s Power of A Awards are the industry’s highest honor. They recognize the association community’s valuable contributions on the local, national, and global levels. The Power of A Awards reward the outstanding accomplishments of associations and industry professionals who work tirelessly to solve problems, strengthen lives, empower the workforce, improve the economy, and enhance the world.

“Congratulations to the American Veterinary Medical Association on being named among the very best organizations that go above and beyond their tax-exempt purpose to improve society and our quality of life in America and abroad,” said ASAE President and CEO Susan Robertson, CAE. “This has been a very trying year for associations, but even amid a months-long pandemic, associations are proving that positive change can happen. More than ever, the Power of Associations is on full display in this year’s award-winning programs, providing tangible evidence that associations will help lead the way toward economic and societal recovery in the months ahead.”

In 2020, six organizations received Summit Awards, 21 organizations earned Gold Awards, and 39 organizations received Silver Awards. Winners’ information can be found at www.thepowerofa.org/awards.

About the AVMA

Serving more than 105,000 member veterinarians, the AVMA is the nation's leading representative of the veterinary profession, dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of animals, humans and the environment. Founded in 1863 and with members in every U.S. state and territory and more than 60 countries, the AVMA is one of the largest veterinary medical organizations in the world. Informed by our members' unique scientific training and clinical knowledge, the AVMA supports the crucial work of veterinarians and advocates for policies that advance the practice of veterinary medicine and improve animal and human health.