INDIANAPOLIS – December 9, 2022 – The Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA) attended the 2022 Indiana Society of Association Executives (ISAE) Star Awards and took home the Impactful Technology Award and the 2022 Association Executive of the Year Award.
Mary Ann B. Passi, CAE, CEO of CHPA, was awarded the 2022 Association Executive of the Year during the individual awards component of the night. The Association Executive of the Year Award is ISAE’s most prestigious award and recognizes an executive for their dedication to their profession, their association and their fellow staff and volunteers.
In the past year, Mary Ann spearheaded a joint program that brought association members and their clients together to better solve challenges in the wake of the pandemic and supply chain and inventory issues. To maximize the association’s impact on sustainability, she joined forces with five other global associations to bring clarity and unity to the global mobility industry’s sustainability efforts. Lastly, she led the creation of a new strategic framework for the association. The approach was unique in that it leveraged the ASAE Drivers of Change, which allowed the board to remain high-level in their thinking. This process has created the clearest direction from the board in the last decade.
“We all know it takes a village,” Mary Ann said from the podium. “Thank you to my mentors, my colleagues, my staff and my family.”
Mary Ann has served as CEO for CHPA since 2000. In this role, she has led CHPA through major changes and global impacts that affected the association’s operations and has remained an advocate for members and a support system for staff.
CHPA received the Impactful Technology Award for its new database system. Through this new technology, CHPA has implemented new features including unique reporting for members, easy data access and auto-renewal. All of these new features created increased efficiency for staff, which led to new ideas and innovation, as well as an easier AMS for members to navigate and utilize.
This technology transformed how the association executes renewals, event registrations and targeted marketing campaigns. It has also helped create a shop on their website where resources, courses and past webinars can be purchased by members and non-members. All of these facets lead to a financial benefit for the association and an improved member experience.
CHPA is the only trade association dedicated exclusively to the corporate housing industry. The association advances the highest standards in business and professionalism; provides valuable insight, knowledge and resources to the industry; and increases visibility among related industries. Along with networking, education, certification, and information sharing, CHPA members grow their business and expand their reach through an international network of partners. Find out more about corporate or furnished apartments at www.chpaonline.org.