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Congratulations Mike Patton, Executive Director, Illinois Pharmacists Association. Recipient of the 2011 Educational Leadership Award. 

Michael has served as the Executive Director of the Illinois Pharmacists Association since early 2003. He has spent the majority of his
professional career serving several state-based trade associations and
professional societies in positions of Executive Management. He also
earned his Certified Association Executive professional designation
in 1987 from the American Society of Association Executives.

Michael is an active member of the Illinois Society of Association
Executives since 1975 having served on committees, Board of
Directors and as President in 1992. Described by his peers as
a tireless advocate for ISAE, he offers continued support and
leadership through service. He has also been a strong proponent
for continuing education in his organization, his profession and for
his staff. Michael is admired for his involvement, dedication and
desire to serve.