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AMPED to facilitate integrated management for American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

AMPED Association Management, an accredited full-service association management company with offices in Madison, Wisconsin and Metro Washington, DC, has been selected as an integrated management partner of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS).

Jeanette May, PhD, MPH will serve as Director of Health Policy, Practice Management and Research for ACFAS. She has over two decades of experience supporting health-related associations in health care research and policy experience. Dr. May will be supported by Diana Peterson and other professionals at AMPED.

As a partner with ACFAS, AMPED will bring a wealth of professional association experience and provide management services to complement ACFAS’s existing structure.

The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) is a professional society of more than 7,400 foot and ankle surgeons. Founded in 1942, ACFAS seeks to promote the art and science of foot, ankle and related lower extremity surgery; address the concerns of foot and ankle surgeons; ensure superb patient care; and advance and improve standards of education and surgical skill. More detailed information on the College can be found by visiting ACFAS.org.

AMPED Association Management (www.manageassociations.com) uses the knowledge gained from working with multiple organizations to help associations achieve their highest potential. AMPED provides association leadership, strategic planning, meeting planning and management, member communications, financial management, and public relations services to a variety of national and global trade and professional associations. AMPED is proud of its team of 25 full and part-time staff, which includes CAE (Certified Association Executive) and FASAE (Fellow of the American Society of Association Executives) designates. Of the more than 500 association management companies worldwide, AMPED is one of only 70 firms that have achieved the prestigious AMC Institute accreditation, demonstrating the highest level of professionalism and responsibility, while consistently meeting and exceeding all industry standards.

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CSI partners with AMPED to enhance marketing and communications strategy

AMPED Association Management, an accredited full-service association management company with offices in Madison, Wis., and Washington, DC, announced its new relationship with the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), a national association dedicated to improving the communication of construction information, to provide operational leadership in marketing and communications strategy.

“The unique structure of this relationship presents an exciting new opportunity for us,” said Lynda Patterson, Owner and President of AMPED. “In today’s global business environment, staffing needs and team composition are always changing. We’re excited to work with the management team at CSI to ensure accurate, consistent messaging in the organization’s marketing initiatives, and to work with other partner organizations to accomplish our goals.”

In support of CSI, AMPED will bring a wealth of trade association experience and provide association management services that focus on marketing strategy, membership, administrative support, event planning, design, chapter relations, websites and analytics.

AMPED will also work with Hiebing, an integrated marketing company based in Madison, to deliver a full scope of services to CSI. Hiebing has expertise in brand strategy, insight research, marketing planning, advertising, design, public relations, digital content and social media.

“The partnership with AMPED and Hiebing will increase our capacity to deliver a more compelling, professional experience for our members,” said Mark N. Dorsey, FASAE, CAE, CSI’s CEO. “Both organizations bring a complementary skillset to advance our mission. We place the highest priority on providing our members with an environment in which they are able to realize their full professional potential.”

Based in Washington, DC, AMPED’s Michael Battaglia will serve as CSI’s account executive, working closely with Kim Thompson, AMPED managing director in the DC-area office. Battaglia and Thompson will be supported by the AMPED team in Madison, including Aaron Manogue, marketing manager; Jeanne Rosen, director of communications and design; and Emily Petersen, director of administration.

“We’re excited about what CSI has done in the past and the possibilities that are on the horizon for this brand and the strong role it could play in the targets’ lives,” said Paul Thompson, Director of Account Management and Partner at Hiebing. “We’re well versed in developing smart marketing strategy, creating a powerful and sustainable brand story and then functioning as an extension of our client’s teams (whether internal or external) for execution, configuring ourselves as needed to bring the right resources to bear. We look forward to working together to build CSI into an even stronger tomorrow!”

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Viles selected to attend NextGen Association Summit

Viles 1928 2016 HeadshotThe American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has selected Emily Viles, meeting technology coordinator for AMPED Association Management, to attend the 2017 ASAE NextGen Association Summit in Reno-Tahoe, Nevada, Sept. 25-27. The NextGen Association Summit is an annual meeting designed for young professionals who are dedicated to association leadership.

Viles is one of 25 association professionals who will attend this competitive two-day workshop whose purpose is to foster relationships between the future generation of association leaders. Throughout the program, participants will partake in meaningful discussions about association management and roles for young professionals. Viles is enthusiastic about what this experience means for her professional growth.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate with fellow young association professionals in an intimate learning environment and I look forward to gaining a national perspective of the industry topics and issues,” she said. “I plan to bring back what I learn to my local SAE, the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives (WSAE), where I am co-chair of the Young Professionals Task Force.”

Applicants to this prestigious summit are required to submit an essay describing their ideas for discussion topics at the Summit, as well as a formal letter of recommendation.

Viles is the second AMPED staff member to represent the organization at this distinguished convention for highly motivated young professionals.

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McCoy honored as one of Forty Under 40 in association management

McCoy 2016 croppedThe Association Forum and USAE have selected AMPED Associate Director Christina McCoy, CAE as a Forty Under 40 Award recipient.

The Forty Under 40 recogntion is presented to outstanding association and non-profit professionals for their professional accomplishments, commitment to the industry, leadership skills and continued potential.

Association Forum President Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE said in her letter to McCoy, “Your application and supporting documents clearly demonstrated a wealth of meaningful accomplishments along with compelling evidence to demonstrate your potential for continued success in leadership roles and your commitment to the profession.”

As the managing director of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, McCoy amplifies the voice of an industry of nearly 60 million fantasy sports players in North America, as well as companies that provide programs, products and services to a fast growing $7 billion industry. An ASAE NextGen Scholar, she was recently featured in Meetings and Conventions Magazine as one of 15 young professionals to watch. McCoy also serves as chair of ASAE’s Young Professionals Committee.

McCoy will be honored at a reception on Dec. 13, in conjunction with the Association Forum Holiday Showcase in Chicago.

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Christina McCoy earns Certified Association Executive credential

McCoy 2016 croppedThe American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has announced that Christina McCoy, a managing director and meeting planner with AMPED Association Management, has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE®) designation. The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry.

As the managing director of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, she amplifies the voice of an industry of nearly 60 million fantasy sports players in North America, as well as companies that provide programs, products and services to a fast growing $7 billion industry. An ASAE NextGen Scholar, she was recently featured in Meetings and Conventions Magazine as one of 15 young professionals to watch. McCoy also serves as chair of ASAE’s Young Professionals Committee.

“I’m energized by leading and inspiring others,” said McCoy, “and I strive for high impact boards and effective volunteer governance. Earning my CAE provides me with confidence in my knowledge and gives me the tools to be a successful association executive.”

To be designated as a Certified Association Executive, an applicant must have a minimum of three years’ experience with nonprofit organization management, complete a minimum of 100 hours of specialized professional development, pass a stringent examination in association management and pledge to uphold a code of ethics. To maintain the certification, individuals must undertake ongoing professional development and activities in association and nonprofit management. More than 4,200 association professionals currently hold the CAE credential. The CAE program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

ASAE is a membership organization of more than 35,000 association executives and industry partners representing 7,400 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. For more information about ASAE, visit asaecenter.org.

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