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OUR STORY

NYSAE was Founded in 1919 by Emmett Hay Naylor

“It is important that the business world generally knows that the work of the trade association is a profession, and that when trade associations require executives they should look for a man skilled in the profession...” 

 

Emmett Hay Naylor

Emmett Hay Naylor was not only NYSAE's – then known as Trade Organization Secretaries in New York City – first President in 1919 but also, in 1920, founding President of ASAE then known as American Trade Association Executives. Naylor was also author of the first book on association management: “Trade Associations: Their Organization and Management” published January 3, 1921.

At the time, Naylor’s full-time job was secretary-treasurer of the Book Paper, Cover Paper, Tissue Paper and Writing Paper Manufacturers Associations of New York, NY. According to a history provided by the American Forest & Paper Association, the Writing Paper Association, which was formed in 1861, became Naylor’s society, Writing Paper Manufacturers Association in 1863.

Sometime after Naylor’s tenure, it and related groups eventually morphed into what is today the American Forest & Paper Association. Naylor, who was born in 1885 and died in 1938, is buried in Springfield, MA.

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1987

New York Mayor Ed Koch receives the 1987 NYSAE “Outstanding New Yorker Award” left to right, Tom Mckee, Mayor Koch, Beverly Sills, and Joel A. Dolci, CAE, President & CEO of NYSAE.

1991

Walter Cronkite, Mayor RudolphGiuliani at “We Love New York Day” 1991

NYSAE MOMENTS IN TIME

Enjoy this selection of photos from various events in NYSAE's history.

New York Mayor Ed Koch receives the 1987 NYSAE “Outstanding New Yorker Award” left to right, Tom Mckee, Mayor Koch, Beverly Sills, and Joel A. Dolci, CAE, President & CEO of NYSAE.

Walter Cronkite with Mayor Rudolph Giuliani at “We Love New York Day” 1991.

New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani (left) and Joel A. Dolci, CAE, President & CEO of NYSAE (right) present former New York Yankees great and Baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra (center) with the NYSAE Outstanding New Yorker Award at the 22nd Annual “We Love New York Day” in 2000.

Fun Fact:

What Things cost in 1919!

 

Sirloin Steak: 41 cents a pound

Dozen eggs: 34 cents

Average To Build a new home: $827 - $2800

New Car: $500

Harvard One Year Tuition: $150

1st class US postage stamp: 2 Cents

Enjoying "We Love New York Day."

Arthur Mitchell, the first African American ballet dancer with The New York City Ballet receives the 1997 NYSAE Outstanding New Yorker Award from Joel A. Dolci, CAE, President & CEO of NYSAE (right).

J. W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr. Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Marriott International, received the 2002 NYSAE Outstanding New Yorker Award. From left, Joel A. Dolci, CAE, President & CEO of NYSAE and Bill Marriott.

Larry King addresses the crowd at the 2000 NYSAE “We Love New York Day” where he was honored as the NYSAE’s Outstanding New Yorker Award recipient.

NYSAE TODAY

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

“NYSAE probably had a greater influence on my life than anything else I did in New York. It connected me with the association community, and the vast majority of my social friends came from NYSAE."

Michael L. Weamer

President & CEO

The Marfan Foundation