ASAE Honors MIA's Jim Hieb

CLEVELAND, OH — The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) recently honored Jim Hieb, CAE, v.p. at the Marble Institute of America with the 38th Professional Performance Award. The award, which was presented at the 2012 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Dallas,recognizes invaluable contributions made by association executives who are at the top level within their organizations, but are not CEOs.

Hieb has been with the Marble Institute of America since 2003. Some of his accomplishments and contributions to the association community include working with a volunteer committee to develop the industry’s first credentialing program, expanding safety resources and developing a continuing education program.

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jim Hieb on many occasions. His individual contributions are significant, noteworthy and important to the ongoing growth and sustainability of the association community. MIA, ASAE and the association community are all fortunate recipients of his talents,” said Catherine A. Brown, FASAE, CAE, executive director of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Greater San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, and chair of the 2012 Awards Committee.

Garis Distelhorst, CAE, exec. v.p. of the MIA, is a former recipient of the Key Award, ASAE’s top honor for association chief staff executives. There have been 160 winners of the Key Award in the last 52 years and 36 winners of the Professional Performance Award since it was introduced in the 1990’s.