Stewart M. Huey, CAE
Stewart M. Huey, who served as BOMA-Atlanta Executive Director from 1970-2001, was awarded Distinguished Service Membership by BOMA International in 2001 in recognition of his service to the BOMA federation. The membership was conferred by a unanimous vote of the BOMA International Board of Governors.
Stewart, a certified association executive, arrived at the BOMA-Atlanta office on June 1, 1970 after the previous executive, Luther Call, had passed away months earlier. Huey’s tenure was marked with great advances for the association. At the time, the association office was located at the Healey Building. There was a loyal membership of approximately 40 companies, each represented by an individual. The association had a tradition of holding two luncheons per month, and these meetings were fun and well attended.
Several landmark changes followed Huey’s entry into the position. Meetings became more technical and were designed to attract the professional managers that were being hired by corporations that were investing in real estate. As a result, membership began to grow. An emerging emphasis on Building Owners and Managers Institute International designation programs followed, as did more involvement in city and State government affairs. A revised dues structure allowed much greater involvement of younger real estate professionals, and the training opportunities, as well as technical programs and the trade show, were natural outcomes of that growth.
In recognition of his transformational leadership, BOMA-Atlanta created the Huey Award, the association’s highest honor.