Associate Member of the Year
Sonia Moffatt, CEM
Assistant General Manager, Freeman
Without question, Sonia has been a constant, reliable and valuable volunteer to CAEM. She is always ready to contribute her time and exceptional talent. Not only does she roll up her sleeves and get involved with a variety of projects and programs, but she is also an excellent mentor to new members.
Introduction By Elizabeth McCullough, C.D.E.
(1996 – 1998 CAEM President)
There is a reason why some people rise to the top and stay there. As a CAEM member for twenty years, Sonia has been both an outstanding volunteer and industry leader. She is a senior manager, coping with the constant demands and challenges of employees, suppliers and show managers.
So what has Sonia done for each and every one of us over the past twelve months? She was a member of the 2007 / 2008 Conference Committee as well as Co-Chair of the Conference Promotions Sub-Committee. Over the
same period, she also served on the Membership Committee. That’s already three committees which is more than most of us take on. She is also a member of the Awards Task Force – the group that brought us this fantastic evening – and is an active member of the current Conference Promotions Sub-Committee.
On top of all this, she continues to work to improve her knowledge and skills. Earlier this evening she was recognized for receiving her CEM designation. She is a consummate professional, the ultimate dedicated volunteer and someone I am proud to call my friend.
Sonia’s Acceptance Message
When I joined the Awards Night Task Force, I never expected that I would be throwing a party for myself. I have always felt that I have received much more from CAEM than I have ever given. I want to thank Freeman for all their support and encouragement – they have always been great advocates of CAEM. I also want to thank the other members who worked on committees with me. I’ve met so many great people who have taught me so much. I’m very fortunate to have had the opportunity to become close personal friends with these individuals. It’s really quite amazing. I don’t think many other associations even come near to what CAEM has to offer in this regard. Thank you CAEM and the Nominating Committee. I am truly honoured and thrilled to receive this award.