Lynda J. Patterson, FASAE, CAE
President and Owner
Alma mater: Undergrad UW-Madison; masters UW-Milwaukee
Family: Growing up - one of 7 kids. Today: My husband, TJ; Charlotte; Jayne; Henry; James; Taetum & Tucker
What I like to do in my off-hours: Kids activities, try to exercise every day, spend time up north at the lake — on water or snow!
I’m known in the office for... Coming up with ideas.
My superpower: Organization, planning
One skill or talent I wish I had: Singing
Pet peeve: Slurping sounds or crunchy eating sounds. I usually leave the room
Brush with greatness: I met New York Archdiocese Cardinal Dolan on an airplane. We had a great discussion about Catholic Education. I’ve seen him several times since and he remembers me!
Best piece of advice anyone ever gave me: Pay it forward. Give to others first in any way you can.
Professional accomplishment I’m most proud of: Starting my own business, and opening our D.C. office in 2017.
Favorite thing about working at AMPED: Our team!!!!!
Account Executive/DC Executive
Alma mater: George Washington University (BBA and MBA)
Family: Really important - Married for just over one year to my wife, Katelyn. I’m the oldest of four children, and my parents still live in Northfield, NJ where I grew up. My wife and her family are from Dallas, TX.
What I like to do in my off-hours: Love to exercise (run, bike, hike, sports), travel and spend time with my wife and our dog, Penny. I also enjoy reading and engaging in hobbies that help my personal and professional development.
I’m known in the office for... Being responsive and easy to talk to. If I’m doing something, it’s going to be done right. Technology is also a strength and I enjoy bringing innovative ideas to the table.
My superpower: Emotional intelligence and a balanced approach to life; I try to not get too up or too down and try to enjoy every day.
One skill or talent I wish I had: Time travel/transport. Wouldn’t it be nice to avoid airplanes and airports!
Pet peeve: Bad coffee – gotta do it right!
Brush with greatness: I managed a global meeting at the United Nations (UN) Trusteeship Chamber with over 600 delegates and representatives from 50 different countries, including at least seven country ministers. I controlled the technology and event logistics for the full day, and also contributed to the agenda to promote micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs)
Best piece of advice anyone ever gave me: People support what they help to create.
Professional accomplishment I'm most proud of: Taking over an academic journal with a falling reputation, and in just over four years, returning it to a premier status in the field with little investment.
Favorite thing about working at AMPED: The people! I’m really excited to be a part of this dynamic team and contribute positively to the growth of the organization and its clients. The AMPED team works with an entrepreneurial mindset to help associations drive industries through innovation and core competency.
Alma mater: UW-Green Bay (undergrad) and Cal State Los Angeles (grad school)
Family: My fun-loving husband Joe and super spunky daughter Kennedy.
What I like to do in my off-hours: I love family time, community service, time with friends, Badger games of any kind (but football is the best), running, reading (I’m a personal/professional development junkie), entertaining and throwing parties.
I’m known in the office for... Being the loud one.
My superpower: I’m a master social coordinator. In my next life, I should be a cruise director.
Brush with greatness: I was a seat holder for William Shatner during Comedy Central’s Last Laugh 2004. I sat next to his lovely wife and met him when he came to reclaim his seat. I also literally ran into Jimmy Fallon at the SNL studio in 1999. We both made sure the other was fine.
Best piece of advice anyone ever gave me: “The best things in life are the people we love, the places we’ve been and the memories we’ve made along the way.” (Author unknown)
Favorite thing about working at AMPED: We are a strong team both professionally and personally. We each bring unique strengths to the table and we get to learn from one another both as professionals and as individuals. We also love to have fun outside of the office, which is a HUGE perk!
Alma mater: Attended University of Wisconsin Madison
Family: I have a husband Mike and two teenage daughters, Alyvia is a senior and Leah is in 8th grade.
What I like to do in my off-hours: Watching and cheering for our kids as they participate in various sports. Beyond that, I love catching a sunset whenever I can on one of our beautiful lakes in Madison, exploring bike trails, playing tennis, taking last minute road trips and listening to live music.
My superpower: I can make a mean Bloody Mary.
Brush with greatness: Last year I was in a small hospitality room with 10 Superbowl XXXI Champion Packer Players. They were back in Wisconsin for a reunion and, as a big Packer fan, it was so fun listening to them reminisce and tell stories about the “glory years.”
Best piece of advice anyone ever gave me: Live for Life!
Professional accomplishment I’m most proud of: Developing a diverse background of professional experiences.
Favorite thing about working at AMPED: The opportunity to work with and build relationships with a variety of our clients. And, the support of the AMPED team.
Michelle Czosek, CAE
Senior Account Executive
Alma mater: University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
What I like to do in my off-hours: Spend time with family
I’m known in the office for... My love of warm weather!
Brush with greatness: I met a lot of music celebrities at my summer job during college. My favorite was Ozzy Osborne!
Best piece of advice anyone ever gave me: “Act now, beg forgiveness later” and “There’s no bad weather, just inappropriate clothing!”
Favorite thing about working at AMPED: My co-workers, members and the variety that keeps things exciting every day!
Family: Irish mother, German father with 3 sisters, one brother. We all agree that we are the funniest people we know
What I like to do in my off-hours: Crochet, weave, read, play with dog
I’m known in the office for…Torturing my Wisconsin co-workers with tales of warm Virginia weather
My superpower: Efficiency
One skill or talent I wish I had: Patience
Pet peeve: The end of a really good book
Brush with greatness: Ancestor, Peter Nicholas Sommers was the first Lutheran Pastor in the United States, his church, now a museum in Schoharie County, NY, was established in 1743.
Best piece of advice anyone ever gave me: Don’t worry about doing something great, do a great many good things.
Professional accomplishment I’m most proud of: Serving in the U.S. Navy
Favorite thing about working at AMPED: Working with so many excellent professional women
Alma mater: University of California at Davis, and University of Wisconsin-Madison
Family: Husband - Courtney. Kids - Bennett, Darcy, Colin, and Tristan
What I like to do in my off-hours: Play tennis and work on Pinterest projects
I’m known in the office for...Hopefully my brownies!
My superpower: Repairing and refurbishing old furniture.
One skill or talent I wish I had: A great singing voice.
Pet peeve: People who don’t return emails or texts.
Brush with greatness: Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer.
Best piece of advice anyone ever gave me: Eat a frog every morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.
Favorite thing about working at AMPED: The view of the Capitol from my office.
Alma mater: I completed the Meeting and Event Management degree from Madison College — the only program of its kind in the nation!
Family: Husband, twin toddlers, fur-child
What I like to do in my off-hours: I enjoy cooking and baking — mostly baking. Target is a pretty big part of my life. I love exploring Madison’s craft beer offerings. I also spend a lot of time dreaming about sunny vacations and sleeping for more than five hours in one stretch. Oh, and coffee. Lots of coffee.
My superpower: Climbing the three flights of stairs to my office up until four days prior to giving birth to twins.
Brush with greatness: I met Bill Clinton and Al Gore (while in-office) when my dad was a secret service agent for a day.
Best piece of advice anyone ever gave me: Don’t care so much about what others think, but think to care for others.
Favorite thing about working at AMPED: The people: members, clients, and especially my AMPED family.
Alma mater: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Family: Married to my beautiful wife Ashley since 2015
What I like to do in my off-hours: I'm an avid hunter and fisherman and try to be outdoors as much as possible.
I’m known in the office for... Being upbeat and positive no matter what time of day it is.
My superpower: Identifying the patterns and trends in data that others don't see.
One skill or talent I wish I had: I wish I could play the guitar. It's something I always wish I had learned as a kid.
Pet peeve: When people chew loudly!
Brush with greatness: I'm have the fortune of interviewing some of rock n' roll's greatest musicians including Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent, and more.
Best piece of advice anyone ever gave me: The only things standing between your dreams and you is yourself. Don't let the unknown or your fears control how far you go in life.
Professional accomplishment I'm most proud of: Being elected to receive the 2015 WSAE Young Professional Award for my work with the organization.
Favorite thing about working at AMPED: I'm not quite sure just yet, as I'm very new, but I'm sure it will be the people I work with.
Christina McCoy, CAE
Alma mater: University of Wisconsin–La Crosse
Family: Loving husband, daughter Joanna and son James. No pets yet… maybe we’ll get a dog when the kids are old enough to help.
What I like to do in my off-hours: Take walks, host game-nights with friends, and listen to podcasts (especially Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Freakonomics, and NPR’s How I Built This). I also pretend to be good at yoga.
I’m known in the office for... Having a very clean and organized workspace.
My superpower: Cleaning and organization. I’m basically the character “Monica” from Friends on a less dramatic scale.
One skill or talent I wish I had: To actually be good at yoga, especially the really advanced poses like upside-down balances and holds.
Pet peeve: File cabinets or drawers that are left open or ajar when they’re not being used. This drives me crazy.
Brush with greatness: I grew up on the same farm in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin as did Georgia O’Keefe. My grandparents bought the farm from her family, which was later bought by my dad.
Best piece of advice anyone ever gave me: You do you. Be your authentic self.
Professional accomplishment I'm most proud of: Serving as leadership for the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Young Professionals Committee.
Favorite thing about working at AMPED: The friendships I’ve made.
Graphic Design, Public Relations
Alma mater: UW-Madison, same as my grandma (during Prohibition), husband (we met in the dorms) and both our sons. One fun fact my grandma shared with me was that Tripp Commons in Memorial Union was THE place guys took a dinner date to really impress. Another was that she sometimes snuck out of Barnard Hall after curfew to visit a basement speakeasy somewhere off Regent.
Family: Husband Patrick and two sons. We don’t have any pets, although over the years we’ve had fish, birds, a tree frog and a leopard gecko, whose name was Stripe even though he was spotty.
What I like to do in my off-hours: Outdoor activities - hiking, biking, paddling - except not so much in the winter.
I’m known in the office for... Being easy to work with, getting it done, and listening to Jimmy Buffet on my PC.
My superpower: Being able to sleep ANYWHERE.
Pet peeve: Hearing about other peoples’ pet peeves (listening to complaining). That and winter. Do you want to hear me complain about winter?
Brush with greatness: One year, Rumer Willis sat at the table next to me in the beer tent at our community festival, Oregon Summer Fest. She was dating actor Micah Alberti at the time, who is from Oregon (WI), and they were in town for the wedding of Micah’s brother.
Best piece of advice anyone ever gave me: Something is only a big deal if you let it be a big deal.
Favorite thing about working at AMPED: Cliché, perhaps, but it’s the people. Every single co-worker of mine is competent, collaborative and supportive. It makes all the difference in the world. I love that!
Alma mater: UW-Madison
Family: My big brother Jack; my lovely mother and father, Kim and Tim; and my ferocious yet charming cat Scooter
What I like to do in my off-hours: Intern by day, vigilante by night. When I put my mask on they call me “le faiblard.” Well not quite, but I play futsal, do photography, spend time with my friends and I guess I go to class if I’m feeling particularly adventurous that day.
I’m known in the office for... My dancing has been known to drop jaws…just kidding. I’m a terrible dancer. But I roast a mean marshmallow.
My superpower: The ability to annoy my girlfriend on command.
Pet peeve: When people chew with their mouth open I usually dine and dash on them
One skill or talent I wish I had: If I had the talent of being able to drive without giving my mom a heart attack...That would be great.
Best piece of advice anyone ever gave me: A wise man once said, “Live and Learn”
Favorite thing about working at AMPED: How everyone goes out of their way to make you feel welcome and included as well as the fact-paced environment!
Membership Services, Communications
Alma mater: UW-Madison
Family: Grew up in Milwaukee as the youngest of three. Is the youngest child spoiled? Maybe, but I’m also the funniest.
I’m known in the office for... Being the newbie, terrible dad puns and my weird obsession with Irish folk bands.
My superpower: Telling stories
Brush with greatness: I’ve met the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Jonas Brothers — not at the same time.
Professional accomplishment I’m most proud of: Landing a great job right after graduation and not moving back in with my parents
Favorite thing about working at AMPED: The people. I knew I had found a great office when realizing that “going for a doughnut run” involved lots of doughnuts and little running.
Brittany Marsala Olson
Alma mater: Edgewood College
Family: Dan (husband); George and Olive (four-legged fur babies)
What I like to do in my off-hours: Entertain, try new restaurants (especially brunch spots!), travel
I’m known in the office for... My spunky (maybe sometimes sassy?) personality
My superpower: Details
Brush with greatness: Seeing Jimmy Fallon in NYC!
Best piece of advice anyone ever gave me: Words of wisdom written by my grandfather before he passed away. “Do your best with all the challenges in life. We all have them. Respect others and they will respect you. Be there for your family and friends. We need each other. Enjoy life! There is so much we take for granted. Get up in the morning and thank God. Then go out and live life to its fullest. It’s the only one you have.”
Favorite thing about working at AMPED: Co-workers that are like family!
Alma mater: University of Wisconsin Madison – Majors: Nonprofit Leadership and Business
Family: Lynda and TJ’s daughter; Oldest of four
What I like to do in my off-hours: Waterski, go for walks with my puppy, read
I’m known in the office for... Matching outfits with Lynda
One skill or talent I wish I had: Dancing!
Best piece of advice anyone ever gave me: Don’t give up on what you want most for what you want now.
Favorite thing about working at AMPED: The upbeat, fun, and constantly changing atmosphere. Oh, the people are pretty great too ;)
Alma mater: University of Wisconsin - Madison
What I like to do in my off-hours: Work out, bake, attend Badger sporting events.
I’m known in the office for... Making people laugh
My superpower: Ability to negotiate with the best of them — like Brittany!
One skill or talent I wish I had: Dance: Hip-hop or ballet
Pet peeve: People who ask a question that they can Google.
Brush with greatness: Sarah Palin at the Hilton lounge in Mall of America
Best piece of advice anyone ever gave me: Live and learn.
Favorite thing about working at AMPED: Traveling and meeting members onsite at meetings
Alma mater: Ripon College, Ripon, WI
What I like to do in my off-hours: Watch our kids grow in all aspects of their lives, be outdoors, support Lynda in her successes at AMPED.
I’m known in the office for... assembling office furniture without reading instructions and saving all the left-over parts (why do they ship those?)
My superpower: “MacGyvering” concepts into reality
One skill or talent I wish I had: Ability to play piano or guitar
Pet peeve: No napkins in the drive-thru bag?
Best piece of advice anyone ever gave me: "It's not mine to judge."
Professional accomplishment I’m most proud of: Learning the lost art of sawing lumber in my younger days.
Favorite thing about working at AMPED: The dedication of the staff and watching our clients exceed their objectives with our services!
Alma mater: UW-Platteville
Family: Husband Wayne, daughters Erika and Isabella
What I like to do in my off-hours: Watch my daughter compete in soccer and basketball, travel to warm beach locations, cook, listen to music, create whatever!
I’m known in the office for... A variety of aromas wafting from my office (good I hope!—essential oils)
My superpower: Invisibility, invulnerability, omnilingualism — NOT! But I do have a sick ability to pick out typos that others often miss.
One skill or talent I wish I had: Painting, as in painting a wall — can’t do it!
Pet peeves: The overuse of the term”24/7.” The incorrect use of the words “their” and “there.” People who park super close to my car in a parking lot full of empty spots — I will move if I’m still in my car!
Brush with greatness: I once golfed alongside Gary Player at Geneva National
Best piece of advice anyone ever gave me: Love is a choice, not merely a feeling. Choose love even when you don’t feel like it!
Professional accomplishment I’m most proud of: I received awards in my early finance career for volume, profitability, loss recovery, etc. I then spent nearly two decades raising my family and volunteering my time which was incredibly rewarding. After an extended hiatus, I am proud of my ability to jump back into a full-time professional role with AMPED.
Favorite thing about working at AMPED: The eclectic vibe of downtown Madison and the Capitol Square, along with the diversity of the clients we represent.
Alma mater: UW-Madison
Family: 2 older sisters, lots of cousins
What I like to do in my off-hours: Shopping, reading, going to concerts, hanging out with friends and exploring Madison!
I’m known in the office for... Being the youngest
My superpower: Doing eye makeup
One skill or talent I wish I had: Singing
Professional accomplishment I’m most proud of: Being able to intern at AMPED!
Favorite thing about working at AMPED: The other awesome staff members!
Alma mater: Iowa State University (undergrad) and Loyola University Chicago (grad)
Family: Fun-loving, hard-working husband, Mike
What I like to do in my off-hours: Spend time with family and friends, watch the Chicago Cubs (win the World Series) and eat
I’m known in the office for... My hotel routine to ease my fear of germs. I wrote an AMPED blog with a few of my travel tips, but I only shared a glimpse of my somewhat ridiculous routine when I first step into a hotel room.
One skill or talent I wish I had: As much as I love to eat, I’m a mediocre cook. I wish I could whip up a delicious meal with ease and confidence.
Brush with greatness: While working an event in Chicago with co-hosts Sarah Jessica Parker and Harry Connick Jr., I attempted to remove a stray hair from Sarah’s coat without looking creepy. I was unsuccessful.
Best piece of advice anyone ever gave me: Wake up with purpose and choose to be happy each day.
Favorite thing about working at AMPED: The people. So much talent and dedication to help our associations grow and perfect operations, all while having a great team to laugh with and celebrate professional and personal successes!
Alma mater: I earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Edgewood College in Madison, WI and a master’s degree in political management from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Family: My wonderful husband and three awesome kids!
What I like to do in my off-hours: I love to read and to go hiking. Mostly I enjoy spending time with my family.
My superpower: Multi-tasking
One skill or talent I wish I had: I have always wanted to play the piano.
Pet peeve: Bullies
Best piece of advice anyone ever gave me: My mom once shared this Eleanor Roosevelt quote with me: “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
Professional accomplishment I’m most proud of: Honestly, I am really proud of my entire career in association management!
Favorite thing about working at AMPED: Definitely the people. I feel so lucky to be working with such an amazing group of colleagues and client organizations!
Alma mater: Xavier’s school for gifted youngsters
What I like to do in my off-hours: Work
I’m known in the office for... Rolling up my sleeves. Literally.
My superpower: The ability to translate the language of Nerd for others
One skill or talent I wish I had: A better vertical
Pet peeve: Laziness
Best piece of advice anyone ever gave me: “Know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em.”
Professional accomplishment I’m most proud of: Running my own business
Favorite thing about working at AMPED: Everyone has their own unique talents.
Meetings & Communications, DC Office
Alma mater: University of Central Florida (BA); University of Miami (MALS)
Family: I come from a very large extended family though I am an only child. I have more cousins than I can count! My husband and I recently adopted a Border Collie/Labrador puppy who was rescued from Puerto Rico after the recent hurricanes.
What I like to do in my off-hours: I love to go treasure hunting at flea markets. I volunteer through the Junior League of Washington at historical Old Town Alexandria museums. I am also teaching myself calligraphy.
I’m known in the office for... Always having the best snacks!
My superpower: Eternal optimism.
One skill or talent I wish I had: I wish I could sing. I still do it but it’s not pretty. No American Idol here!
Pet peeve: When the person in front of you knows you are behind them and doesn’t hold the door and it slams closed just out of your reach.
Brush with Greatness: I won tickets to the taping of SNL and got to meet some of the cast and snuck into the after-party.
Best piece of advice anyone ever gave me: You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.
Professional accomplishment I’m most proud of: Organizing and conducting successful educational conferences in low resource locations such as South Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia and Mozambique.
Favorite thing about working at AMPED:The people! I am grateful to work with talented and genuine people who truly love what they do.
Alma mater: Adrian College, BA Accounting; UW-Madison, MBA-Finance
Family: Husband, Dan and two adult sons
What I like to do in my off-hours: Read, snowshoe, walk, spend time with family
I’m known in the office for… “In your face” sweaters
My superpower: Efficiency, a need to tie down the little things, Excel
One skill or talent I wish I had: I wish I was better at the advice I was given below.
Pet peeve: Dirty dishes left in the sink or on the counter
Brush with greatness: I met the Fonz at a UW football game while working a concession stand.
Best piece of advice anyone ever gave me: Attack and embrace the project that you know nothing about. It’s all about continuing to learn. Wish I was better at it.
Favorite thing about working at AMPED: Lynda and her staff. They feel like family.
Managing Director, DC Office
Alma mater: UW-Madison
Family: Married to a former Madisonian, Bill; one daughter, Carly; and one son, Will
What I like to do in my off-hours: Re-purposing vintage finds, running, tennis, spectator at kids’ sporting events
My superpower: Multi-tasking, problem solving, juggling several businesses at once
Best piece of advice: Life rewards risk; don’t be afraid to aim high and go for it!
Pet peeve: Impatience
Professional accomplishment I’m most proud of: Running multiple businesses at once and helping AMPED open the new DC office in Old Town Alexandria.
Online Community Manager, Sales, Marketing
Alma mater: Edgewood College
Family: Married to Rhonda. Have two sons: Brendan and Andrew
What I like to do in my off-hours: Boy Scouts, camping, kayaking karate, running
I’m known in the office: For my sense of humor. (Maybe I should ask my coworkers about that, to see if it’s a good thing . . .)
My superpower: Pop culture knowledge and movie quotes
Brush with greatness: Met Henry Winkler (the Fonz!) whose daughter attended UW-Madison.
Best piece of advice anyone ever gave me: When I was 13 I was taught how to give a proper handshake.
Favorite thing about working at AMPED: All of my coworkers are rock stars at what they do. Lynda trusts us to exceed our clients’ expectations every day.
Program Coordinator, Meetings Technology
Alma mater: UW-Madison, Class of 2014
I’m known in the office for... My obsession with both Oreos and doughnuts.
My superpower is: Knowing when there is food in the office before everyone else does.
Celebrity you’ve been told you look like: I’ve been repeatedly told that I look like both Marion Cotillard and Kat Dennings.
Best piece of advice anyone ever gave me: In the words of a wise Albus Dumbledore, “Happiness can be found in even the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” — JK Rowling
Professional accomplishment I’m most proud of: I am currently serving as co-chair on a newly-created Young Professional Task Force for a professional association I belong to.
Favorite thing about working at AMPED: My favorite thing about working at AMPED is working with such talented and innovative colleagues, who happen to also be my friends.
Communications and Marketing Director
Alma mater: Mount Mary University
Family: 1 teenage daughter — that's all I can handle
What I like to do in my off-hours: Watch classic movies; experiment in the kitchen; read kitchy, vintage cook books
I’m known in the office for...Telling it like it is.
My superpower: I'm a mom.
One skill or talent I wish I had: I really wish I could sing. I can carry a tune, but imagine the feeling of really being able to belt it out — like Adele or Doris!
Pet peeve: The incorrect use of the words “less” and “fewer.”
Brush with greatness: In the late '80s, I passed a young (and better-looking) Charlie Sheen on the stairs of the Milwaukee Hilton. He was going down; I was going up. He was in Milwaukee filming Big League. Pretty sure he smiled at me.
Best piece of advice anyone ever gave me: Surround yourself with people who challenge and inspire you.
Professional accomplishment I’m most proud of: Around 1990, when “cut and paste” literally meant “scissors and glue,” I recognized early the need to transition to electronic publishing. I taught myself how to use the first version of Pagemaker (flashback!) and launched one of the first creative services departments in association management.
Favorite thing about working at AMPED: I really love everyone I work with, and I know how blessed I am to be able to say that.
Membership Director, Administration Team Leader
Alma mater: UW-Madison
What I like to do in my off-hours: Cook (eat), CrossFit, host people at our home for a meal or happy hour. I also love a good lazy Sunday on the couch with my husband and mini dachshund, binge-watching some of my favorite shows.
I’m known in the office for... Being an Excel wizard.
Pet peeve: When people don’t let computers do the work for them! It pains me inside when people don’t know how to use mail merge, filter/comparison tools in Excel, and Google!
Brush with greatness: I’m not sure if he is a real celebrity, but I once spent the day with Matt Muenster, the host of “Bath Crashers” (my brother and his wife had their bathroom redone by the show). Matt is also an alumnus of the School of Human Ecology at UW-Madison so we bonded over that and our trip to the Rose Bowl that year! I’ve also been on an airplane with Montel Williams.
Favorite thing about working at AMPED: The people! Everyone at AMPED is so passionate about (and good at!) what they do and, as cheesy as it sounds, it is inspiring to be around. The cherry on top is that we all get along well outside of work, too, and are known to spend time with each other after hours.
& Our Associates
Taylor Computer Services
Dave Bayer brings many years of information technology experience to AMPED. He provides a wide range of services, including server and networking, programming, business software and security enforcement for AMPED and its clients.
Control System Integrators Association<
Jose Rivera brings decades of global experience in the automation industry to his role as the CEO of the Control System Integrators Association. This successful collaboration has become a model for other associations considering a hybrid management structure.
Control System Integrators Association
As CSIA’s Latin America coordinator in Mexico City, Marcela works to establish CSIA’s presence in the region through membership recruitment and retention campaigns, event coordination, communications and more.
The Center for Association Growth (TCAG)
Brett Wangman, president of TCAG, assists AMPED with development of its Higher Logic-hosted social media websites. His expertise is in the area of collaboration and online community building.
National Association of Professional Allstate Agents
Ted Paris, executive director of the National Association of Professional Allstate Agents, Inc. (NAPAA), works closely with AMPED to develop communications, education and representation to its members.
Construction Specifiers Institute
Mark Dorsey, executive director of the Construction Specifiers Institute (CSI), works closely with AMPED directing the management of marketing and communications services for CSI.
& Our Partners
Springer, Jacco Flipsen
Jacco is an international manager with leadership qualities that are imperative to work effectively with global organizations. Jacco and Springer have a strong history working with associations. Springer publishes the SWS Wetlands Journal.
Wiley, Brian Giblin
Brian is a senior editor at Wiley and has been working as the publisher’s lead for the International Council of Small Business, an AMPED consulting client since 2011. Brian has strong, global experience managing journals in social sciences.
Howe & Hutton Ltd., C. Michael Deese
Based in Washington DC, Michael assists AMPED clients with hotel and convention center contract reviews.
Godfrey & Kahn SC, Mike Wittenwyler
An administrative and regulatory attorney who specializes in advising trade associations and other organizations in their interactions with the government. Mike advises AMPED and our clients on a variety of topics, including corporation, IRS tax exemption, contracts and agreements.
Stafford Rosenbaum Attorneys, Tom Solheim
Tom is the general counsel to AMPED and our clients, specializing in trademark applications and business law.
Diamax, Derek Rector
Diamax is an interactive consultant and software engineering company, producing and marketing cutting edge products including the online marketplace for AMPED’s client, CSIA. Diamax offers insightful strategy, innovative technology, and award-winning creative talent to AMPED clients, supporting and advising them as they grow.
UBS Wealth Advisors, Hillary Cullen
Hillary and her team provide investment recommendations that are strategically aligned with the aspirations and goals of our clients.
Wegner CPAs, Jenny Tarkowski
Jenny is a partner at Wegner with more than 15 years of experience. She specializes in performing financial statement and compliance audits for a variety of nonprofit organizations and trade associations, including all of AMPED’s clients.
Wintrust Wealth Management, Scott Steinhorst
Scott works with AMPED and our clients to design strategic investment plans, customized to meet each organization’s financial goals. Scott builds personal relationships and strives to create roadmaps to help clients arrive at their financial destinations.