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Lori Gracey Named TSAE Association Professional of the Year
October 16, 2023

AUSTIN, Texas: TCEA is proud to announce that Lori Gracey, TCEA’s executive director, has been honored as the Texas Society of Association Executives (TSAE) Association Professional of the Year. TSAE offers Texas association professionals community, collaboration, learning, and leadership growth. The Association Professional of the Year Award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to their organization and to the profession of nonprofit association management. 

Lori Gracey has been TCEA’s executive director since 2009. Prior to this, she was a technology director, dedicated TCEA member, and influential TCEA area director, serving on the board of directors for 13 years. “I am so honored to be recognized by TSAE with this award,” Gracey said. Under her leadership, TCEA’s revenue has increased, leading to the pay off and ownership of the TCEA headquarters building in Austin, Texas. Additionally, membership has grown considerably to more than 65,000 members, representing more than 100 countries. Gracey has led TCEA to offer more professional learning events than ever before and added flexible learning opportunities, like online courses, to meet the ever-evolving needs of educators. Gracey has also promoted TCEA’s involvement in legislative priorities affecting Texas educational technology initiatives. 

“I am proud of the work our association is accomplishing together in advancing teaching and learning through the use of technology,” Gracey shared. “It is my absolute pleasure to be leading our staff in a mission that I’m so passionate about. Working with my team, our board of directors, and our members is something I feel infinitely grateful to be able to do every day.”

TCEA ( is a nonprofit, member-based organization that has supported the use of technology in education since 1980. Our primary focus is on integrating technology into the PreK–16 environment and providing our members with cutting-edge knowledge and resources through conferences, workshops, online and print publications, and collaborations with higher education and business.