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    President and owner, Lynda J. Patterson, FASAE, CAE

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Who we are

AMPED Association Management is a full-service association management company working with associations across the globe. We work in partnership with boards of directors to provide high energy leadership and operational management. Our clients are primarily national and international trade and professional associations.

AMPED is a close-knit team that provides the personal service your members expect, backed by a staff of expert specialists. We use the knowledge gained from working with multiple organizations to help your organization achieve its highest potential. Best of all, we are passionate about the power of association. Put the energy of AMPED to work for you!

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AMPED Selected to Manage American Wire Producers Association

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October 2021 — AMPED Association Management is pleased to announce it has been selected by American Wire Producers Association (AWPA) to manage their operations.

AMPED will serve as the headquarters for the AWPA providing administrative, finance, membership, communications and meeting services, as well as board governance, government relations and strategic oversight.

AMPED’s Emily Bardach, CAE, who served as AWPA’s Director of Meetings and Membership from 1998 – 2011, will serve as AWPA Executive Director. “I am thrilled to once again be working with the AWPA after so many years,” says Bardach. “I am excited to reengage in a new role as the Executive Director. There are still so many familiar faces!”  Read more.


Lynda Patterson to Serve Association Industry as Secretary-Treasurer on the ASAE Board of Directors

cropped jean jacketJuly 2021 — AMPED is proud to announce that Lynda J. Patterson, FASAE, CAE, President and Owner of AMPED will serve as Secretary-Treasurer on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) beginning Sept. 1, 2021.

Recognized as an industry leader nationally, Lynda has served as a Director At Large for ASAE, the ASAE Foundation and the ASAE Business Services Board. She has also served on both the ASAE Strategic Planning Task Force and CEO Search Committee. In 2010 Patterson was selected few to receive the ASAE Fellow designation. These roles, coupled with her influence in the industry, prepare her to help lead changes and transitions with ASAE while strengthening key strategies in public policy, education, and networking.  Read more.


AMPED Welcomes the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care

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May 2021 — AMPED has been selected by Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) to manage their operations. AMPED’s Christina McCoy, CAE will serve as Executive Director for AAWC, supported by Kris Ackley, who will serve as Associate Director.

AAWC is the largest multidisciplinary wound care organization in the United States with over 1,100 members dedicated to providing its members with the best resources, ongoing education, and support network needed to assist them in delivering best practices to the diverse and growing numbers of patients with a wound. Read more.


Tavern League of Wisconsin Starts New Chapter, Selects AMPED for Full Management

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April 2021 — AMPED is excited to announce it has been selected to manage the Tavern League of Wisconsin (TLW)

“We look forward to communicating the value of the TLW and working in partnership with the volunteer leaders so that they can focus on advancing the TLW and its mission with confidence, knowing that management and operations are in experienced hands,” said Michelle Czosek, CAE who will serve as the TWL Executive Director.

The Tavern League of Wisconsin is a non-profit trade association dedicated to serving the needs of the retail beverage alcohol segment of the hospitality industry in the State of Wisconsin. The League provides their 5,000 members with legislative and government relations, legal information, and educational programs. Read more.


AMPED to Manage Woodworking Machinery Industry Association

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March 2021 — AMPED is proud to have been selected to manage the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association (WMIA).

As a partner with WMIA, AMPED will bring a wealth of trade association experience and provide full management services, including leadership, strategic planning, governance, policy, membership development, meeting planning, industry relations, financial management, and communications.

WMIA is one of many stand-alone associations that AMPED has helped transition into the AMC model. In fact, two-thirds of their 18 clients were stand-alone organizations before joining AMPED. Read more. 

Reflections on the Power of Associations

For American Associations Week, AMPED President and Owner Lynda Patterson shared her perspective on the strength of associations and their importance during times of crisis and change.

Association CEO Succession Planning

AMPED was asked to produce a video showcasing the power of AMCs. We were proud to tell the story of how we help associations with retiring CEOs transition to the AMC model. Here's one of our success stories.

Listen to Our Podcast

Associations AMPED Up! is where you’ll get a better understanding of the AMC model through conversations with association professionals. We’ll dive into the principles and best practices to which they adhere and the tools and initiatives they use to help their client associations grow. Whether you are an emerging or seasoned association professional, we hope you will enjoy the insights our guests will bring to this podcast.

Available for download where ever you get your podcasts. Take a listen!

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Challenges and Triumphs During COVID-19

Lynda Patterson was featured in Madison's Brava Magazine for a piece on how local small businesses are faring during COVID-19. She shared that shifting to online meetings and emphasizing strategic planning have helped AMPED's clients maintain value for their members.

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Patterson is one of "2020 Exceptional Women"

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