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Patrick Butler Receives 2015 Trending 40 Association Leader Award

On Thursday, July 9, 2015, APTS President and CEO Patrick Butler received an award for being a 2015 Trending 40 Association Leader. At an event to honor awardess, Trending 40 presented awards to 26 DC-based association CEOs who have distinguished themselves in this past year with exceptional performance and growth for their organizations.

Don Neal, Founder & CEO of 360 Live Media, presented the award to Butler. Butler was recognized for being a leader in the Washington, D.C. region's association community who distinguished himself in the past year by driving growth, spurring innovation and advancing the mission of the Association of Public Television Stations in extraordinary ways.

In addition to being given the Trending 40 Association Leader Award, Butler is profiled by Association Bisnow, a Washington, D.C. organization which focuses on senior nonprofit and foundation executives, and industry trends. Association Bisnow's blog post details some fun facts about the Trending 40 Association Leaders. You can read Butler's profile here.

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