August 2018 Print

Monthly Luncheon

August 21, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn North Little Rock

The Workers' Compensation Commission and You 

Pat Hart, CIH
Director-Health and Safety Division, AR Workers' Compensation Commission

Patricia Hart is Director of the Health and Safety Division of the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission. Pat has been with the Commission for since 1997. Pat has been active in the occupational health, safety and environment profession in Arkansas since the early 1970's, working for a number of companies as an industrial hygienist and environmental manager. She is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and has a master’s degree in toxicology from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Pat is a past president and board member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s Arkansas Local Section and has served on the national AIHA’s Toxicology Committee. Pat is a life-long Arkansan. She grew up on her family’s farm near Batesville in Independence County.

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ASAE Annual Convention

2018 ASAE Convention Highlights

Thank you to the Hotel Hot Springs for hosting a great convention!

Please take a minute to complete the convention survey 
Even if you did not attend, please take a moment to answer a few questions on the survey that will help us prepare for future conventions.

The presentations for Bethany Wallace and CW Miller are available on the convention section of the website.


2018/2019 ASAE Board of Directors

From Left: Kevin Steele-Director, Karen Gehre-Past President, Stacey Ellis-Ex Officio, Jodiane Tritt, JD-Vice President, Derek Rudkin, CAE-President, Lorrie Trogden, CAE-Secretary/Treasurer, Susannah Fuquay-Director, Jessica Dunham-Director, Laura Hawkins, Director. Not pictured: Greg Kirkpatrick-Director, Marsha Moffit-Director

2018 Ken Graves Award Recipient: Tom Larimer

Tom Larimer [right] pictured with Randy Lann receiving the 2018 Ken Graves award.

2018 Excellence in Communications Awards

Single Piece Entry, Under $500,000 Budget

Pulaski County Medical Society for the “Membership Directory App”
Derek Rudkin [right] with ASAE President Karen Gehre 

Single Piece Entry, Over $500,000 Budget

EAST Initiative for their “EAST Quarterly: Winter 2018 Issue”.
From Left: Lani Jennings-Hall, Matt Dozier, Jessica Dunham

Overall Award Piece Entry, Over $500,000 Budget

Independent Insurance Agents of Arkansas for "Innovation in Action: 2018 Annual Convention” 
From Left: Lynn Zeno, Kari McAfee, Lisa Hanshew

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Feature Story

Associations Adjust Strategy as User Satisfaction with Social Media Sinks  

Privacy and ads are pushing users away from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. One small association's solution: Emphasize engagement, not products.

Having a harder time these days connecting with your members on social media? It might be that they’re feeling frustrated by it and tuning it out more.

According to a report released last week by the American Customer Satisfaction Index, U.S. consumers are feeling less enchanted by many of the most popular social media tools. Among the findings:

Overall satisfaction with social media fell 1.4 percent in the past year, to 72 on ACSI’s 100-point scale.
Several excise tax proposals in the House bill were not enacted in the final legislation.

Satisfaction with Google Plus, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram all trended downward, with Twitter dropping 4 percent. LinkedIn and Pinterest, however, showed slight growth. 

Customers’ biggest reservation about social media is the amount of advertising that fills the sites, followed by privacy concerns, such as the Cambridge Analytica scandal that’s haunted Facebook for much of 2018.

Amy L. Welch, CAE, vice president of communications at the Oklahoma Society of CPAs, said the association has been adjusting its social media strategy to avoid being too overtly commercial. “The idea is to say, ‘We have this, which might help you,’ but not be too salesy about it,” she said. “We don’t tend to use social media as much for sales pitches as we do just try to be more engaging.” [Read More]



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ASAE Partners

Thank you to our 2018 ASAE Partners.  

Visit Hot Springs
Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau

Fairfield Bay Conference Center
Holiday Inn Conference Center
Holiday Inn & Northwest Arkansas Convention Center
Visit Rogers

Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa
Best Western Inn of the Ozarks
Branson/Lakes Area CVB
Chancellor Hotel
Chateau on the Lake Resort
Doubletree Hotel Little Rock
Embassy Suites by Hilton Hot Springs
Fort Smith Convention & Visitors Bureau
Hilton Garden Inn North Little Rock
Hiltons of Branson
Holiday Inn Presidential
Tunica Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visit Bentonville



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