NYSSBA Deputy Executive Director Honored

FOR RELEASE: February 26, 2014

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Rita Lashway

Rita M. Lashway, CAE, deputy executive director of the New York State School Boards Association, has been honored with the 2013 Distinguished Member of the Year Award by The Empire State Society of Association Executives (ESSAE).

This award recognizes achievements by an ESSAE association member who has provided all-around leadership, both within his or her association and to the field at large.

"Rita is a tremendous leader. She is a visionary. In every instance of service, she reflects the highest standards of professionalism," said Penny Murphy, ESSAE president and CEO.

"All of us at NYSSBA are excited to see Rita be honored with this prestigious award," said Timothy G. Kremer, NYSSBA executive director. "Her leadership role at NYSSBA has been a great asset to ESSAE and to our organization."

Lashway has been the NYSSBA deputy executive director for 15 years.

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