WVSAE is the West Virginia Society of Association Executives. We are the only association in West Virginia that focuses on serving the state’s association management industry. WVSAE centers on the professional development needs of our members by providing education, seminars, ideas, and networking opportunities to assist association executives in their daily activities. Established in 1979, WVSAE represents the association management professionals in West Virginia.

WVSAE has nearly 100 members throughout the state, who are involved in association management. Members include executives from various trade, technical, and professional associations.

WVSAE holds monthly meetings, professional development seminars and social outings for members. The association also publishes a quarterly newsletter and an annual membership directory. For upcoming event information, visit our events page.


The purposes of the association are:

  • To encourage high professional standards of service and conduct by its members
  • To broaden public understanding of the proper functions of associations and of their contribution to society and to the American economy
  • To conduct or cooperate in the conduct of courses of study and exchange of ideas relating to the management of associations
  • To undertake such other functions and to cooperate with other associations or organizations in such programs or activities as may be consistent with the purposes set forth in the bylaws