We tip our hats to the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and start a slow clap for Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs Rebecca Spicer, who received the Rising Star Award from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) last week. The Rising Star Award recognizes a young professional in the association sphere who is truly “one to watch” because of her contributions to the association profession and promise of future leadership. Spicer was honored last week at the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) In Honor of Women luncheon event in Washington, D.C.
“We at NBWA have known of Rebecca’s leadership and service for several years. It is great to see her recognized by colleagues and the association community as well,” said NBWA President and CEO Craig Purser. “She makes the association industry stronger through her hard work, dedication and promise for the future. She gives back to the community in countless ways, always working to advance her organization’s interest while helping others.”
Before joining NBWA in 2007, Spicer served in the White House as Associate Director of Communications. She also spent 12 years in television news, most recently at WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C., where she received the Outstanding Newscast Award from the Associated Press, the Outstanding Continuing Coverage Award from the Associated Press for coverage of the 2002 sniper shootings in the Washington, D.C., region and an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding News Program for coverage of the terror attacks on September 11, 2001.
Spicer is a graduate of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where she has served on the Board of Trustees and as reunion chair. Spicer also holds a degree in Telecommunications from Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. Additionally, she serves on the National Advisory Council for the Harpeth Hall School in Nashville and on the Salvation Army Advisory Board of the National Capital Region.