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AMPED Selected to Manage Women in Government Relations

Emily Bardach AMPED Association Management has been selected by Women in Government Relations (WGR) to manage their operations.

WGR is the premier, non-partisan professional society for those who have responsibilities and interests in the field of government relations and/or public affairs. With more than 1,200 members at every career level of government relations, WGR’s membership represents a wide array of private, non-profit and public sector organizations.

“As a woman-owned business, we are delighted to welcome such a vibrant organization with a mission and membership so close to my heart,” said Lynda J. Patterson, FASAE, CAE President and Owner of AMPED. “We are excited to welcome WGR’s current staff onto our team as we strive to constantly improve services for WGR’s members.”

WGR’s three dedicated full-time staff members, including Executive Director Emily Bardach, CAE, will join the AMPED team in the Washington, DC office.

Bardach, pictured at left, has 25 years of experience in association management and has built a successful career managing and transitioning multiple professional and trade organizations all under the AMC model.

“WGR's vision is to create generations of powerful female advocates and we are confident that a partnership with AMPED will provide us with the strategy, structure and resources we need to be successful,” Bardach said. “Relationship and community building is at the core of what we do. Our staff can't wait to join the dynamic team of association professionals at AMPED!”

AMPED will assume full-service association management on December 1, 2019.

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AMPED’s Tony Veroeven Honored with WSAE Visionary Award

Tony Veroeven headshot smallAMPED Association Management is proud to congratulate Tony Veroeven, recipient of the prestigious 2019 Visionary Award from the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives (WSAE).

Veroeven, Marketing and Membership Manager at AMPED, embodies the spirit of the award, demonstrating “outstanding commitment to his association, profession or the association.”

Said Emily Petersen, AMPED Director of Administration, “It’s not unusual for Tony to jump into new projects without reservation—even those that are outside of his direct client mix within AMPED. He is always the first to volunteer and doesn’t step back until he sees it through.”

"Tony has a positive, can-do attitude; embraces new marketing technology; and is always eager to share what he's learned," said Jeanne Weiss, AMPED Communication and Marketing Director. "Plus he's just fun to be around! We are so lucky to have him on our team and congratulate him on this well-deserved honor."

"To be in the company of these association professionals, and see who has won the WSAE Visionary Award in the past, is humbling,” said Veroeven. “Thank you to my friend and nominator, Emily Petersen. I also appreciate the support of our president Lynda Patterson, FASAE, CAE, my team at AMPED Association Management, and my wife, Rhonda Veroeven. Congratulations to my fellow award winners for their hard work in supporting the Wisconsin association community.”

Outside of his work with AMPED, Veroeven gives his time as a Boy Scout leader and is the President-Elect of the Madison Area Marketing Association.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Edgewood College in Madison, graduating Summa Cum Laude.

Veroeven and his fellow recipients will receive their awards during a luncheon at WSAE’s 2019 Summit at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee on October 28.

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AMPED Partners With the State Government Affairs Council to Provide Financial Management

AMPED Association Management is pleased to announce its new relationship with The State Government Affairs Council (SGAC) to provide leadership in finance-related matters.

The SGAC is the premier national association for multi-state government affairs professionals, providing opportunities for networking and professional development. The organization champions professional and ethical standards in government relations.

"SGAC is known for our exceptional membership services,” said SGAC Executive Director Beth Loudy. “We look forward to working with AMPED's team of professionals and advanced technological solutions."

“We’re excited to work with the SGAC in this integrated capacity,” said AMPED President and Owner Lynda J. Patterson, FASAE, CAE. “Our extensive experience and client-first mindset means that we’re ready and able to jump in to help in whatever form our clients need.”

AMPED’s Finance Manager Gina M. Staskal, CNAP, will work closely with SGAC to assist with the organization’s finance-related needs.

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AMPED Association Management Makes New HQ in Downtown Middleton

 

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Headquarters office celebrates with open house, ribbon cutting

AMPED Association Management celebrated its move to Middleton, Wisconsin with an open house and ribbon cutting on Thursday, Sept. 26.

Over 100 guests enjoyed tours of the modern, natural light-filled, 9,200 sq. ft. space in Middleton Center on Parmenter St. The mix of private offices, semi-private workstations, a tech-ready conference room, and a large, well-equipped kitchen are an extension of AMPED’s culture which fosters innovation, collaboration and fun! AMPED also showcased additional office space it has available for subleasing.

In August, the full-service association management company moved its headquarters from Madison’s Capitol Square — where the company was launched 11 years ago — to its new office space in downtown Middleton.

“We took a long time to find a location that would support our growth while providing a space where our employees would love to come to work,” said Lynda J. Patterson, FASAE, CAE, owner and president of AMPED. “Since we opened for business in 2008, the support of our clients, employees, family, and friends, has fueled our growth. It’s so rewarding now to show off our new space and have them all share in this celebration. And as we continue to grow, we expect our dynamic space and location will help attract and retain the best in our profession.”

AMPED Association Management is a full-service association management firm, with proven success handling all aspects of association operations, including CEO transitions, conference planning, financial management, membership, and communications and marketing. AMPED also offers consulting services in strategic planning, communications and podcasting. The headquarters for 14 national trade and professional associations, AMPED is a woman-owned company with 40 creative and talented employees working out of AMPED offices in Middleton; Washington, DC; and Colorado; and remotely across the U.S.

 

 

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AMPED Selected to Manage Leadership California

AMPED Association Management is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Leadership California to manage their operations.

Leadership California, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) organization, boasts a network of more than 1,700 women leaders and more than 3,000 supporters dedicated to advancing the leadership role of women in California.

“As a company owned and managed primarily by women, we are excited for this opportunity to utilize our extensive experience and past success in support of other women leaders,” said AMPED President and Owner Lynda J. Patterson, FASAE, CAE. “With three AMPED offices and staff around the country, we have consistently proven our ability to manage clients regardless of where our talented team members are physically located.”

“We’re excited to work alongside Dr. Margie Wheeler to help Leadership California meet and exceed its mission of increasing the representation and influence of diverse women leaders across California and beyond,” Patterson added.

Leadership California President Dr. Margie Wheeler agreed that AMPED is ideally positioned to help her organization grow. “AMPED will help Leadership California expand its support, programming, and influence on behalf of our impressive network of women leaders,” she said.

The search for a part-time, California-based individual to serve as Leadership California’s Executive Director is currently underway.

AMPED will assume full-service association management on January 1, 2020.

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