AMPED 10 Logo
blog

We are people people.

We’re excited about what we do
and have passion for our profession

Bardach is New Executive Director of National Air Filtration Association

Emily Bardach headshot squareAMPED Association Management is pleased to announce that Emily Bardach, CAE has taken on a new role as Executive Director of the National Air Filtration Association (NAFA).

Bardach has over 25 years’ experience in non-profit management, specifically in marketing and communications, event management, and membership and volunteer engagement. In addition to her role as Executive Director of NAFA, she also serves as the Executive Director for the American Wire Producers Association (AWPA).

“Emily will be a great asset to NAFA, and I’m pleased to welcome her on board as the new NAFA Executive Director to help lead us forward,” said Roberta MacGillivray, NAFA President.

“I’m excited to take on this new opportunity,” said Bardach. “NAFA has seen an increase in interest in air filtration since the beginning of the pandemic and we’ll continue to capitalize on that interest especially in the area of membership and certification. I’ll be working with the Board to set goals for growth, and I look forward to helping lead our team to achieve them.”

NAFA is a dynamic, non-profit trade association comprised of individuals and companies engaged in the sale, service and manufacture of the air filtration products. NAFA’s 900 members include air filter and component manufacturers, sales and service companies, and HVAC and indoor air quality professionals across the United States and in several foreign countries.

Continue reading
  45 Hits

Veroeven Earns Certified Association Executive Credential

Tony Veroeven headshot small squareThe American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has announced that Tony Veroeven, CAE, the Director of Marketing and Sales at AMPED Association Management, has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE®) designation. The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry.

After nearly nine years at Omnipress, Veroeven started his career in association management when he joined the AMPED team in 2015. Since then, he has leveraged his previous career in sales and marketing to association membership growth, marketing and sponsorship development. Currently, Veroeven works with the Association for Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP), the Tavern League of Wisconsin (TLW) and the National Air Filtration Association (NAFA).

“Being able to add "CAE" at the end of my name is a significant milestone for me personally and professionally," said Veroeven. "I attended my first ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership conference in 2009 and was inspired by those who walked the stage during the CAE ceremony. I understood what it meant and how much of an accomplishment it was. As I walk across the stage at the 2022 ASAE Annual Meeting, I hope there will be other association professionals in the crowd who will think, "Hey, I want to do that, too."

To be designated as a Certified Association Executive, an applicant must have a minimum of five 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 4,700 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 48,000 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 Research 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.

Continue reading
  72 Hits

AMPED Welcomes Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association; Christina McCoy to be Executive Director

NDTA for webAMPED Association Management is pleased to announce that it will be managing operations for the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association (NDTA).

With a dedicated staff and proven processes, AMPED brings a wealth of professional association experience to NDTA. AMPED will provide full management services, including leadership, strategic planning, governance, policy, membership development, meeting planning, industry relations, financial management, and communications.

Christina McCoy, CAE will serve as Executive Director of NDTA, overseeing operations of the organization and working directly with the Board of Directors, volunteer leaders and members. She will be supported by Associate Director Michelle Czosek, CAE and a team of staff who will focus on NDTA operations, finance, partnerships, education, meetings, communications and growth.

“It’s clear that NDTA is a community of talented leaders and members who are passionate about the organization,” said McCoy. “Our goal is to give NDTA confidence that management and operations are in experienced hands so that leadership can focus on the big picture stuff. We look forward to introducing association best practices that will enhance professionalism and transparency within NDTA, all while advancing the organization’s mission.”

According to NDTA President Robbi L. Farrow, OTR/L, C/NDT, “AMPED offered a depth of services and resources that impressed NDTA Board members. Enthusiasm and energy were evident when speaking with members of the AMPED team. We look forward to new ideas and innovation as we develop our partnership and grow the services offered to our NDTA members.” 

NDTA is a not-for-profit association consisting of therapists, consumers and other professionals dedicated to the use and advancement of Neuro Developmental Treatment (NDT) approach to multi-disciplinary treatment of neuromuscular dysfunction. The purpose of the Association is to improve treatment and outcomes for clients with neuromuscular dysfunction by providing advanced therapist education that improves skills in assessment, evaluation and salient, functional treatment.

Continue reading
  231 Hits

2021 Year-End Infographics

  Watch this space for more examples of year-end infographic reports we've done for our clients.

WSAE Benefits 2021

 

 

APTA Geriatrics Year in Review

Continue reading
  142 Hits

AMPED Selected to Manage American Wire Producers Association: Emily Bardach to be Executive Director

Emily Bardach headshot squareAMPED 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!”

Bardach has spent 25 years working with various professional societies and trade associations within the AMC model including Women in Government Relations which she has managed for over 20 years.
“AMPED is dedicated to helping clients find creative solutions for growth,” says Bardach. “Our focus for AWPA will be efficient internal systems, increased member engagement, and creation of strategic goals for short and long-term planning.”

AWPA President Brian E. Burr says the organization is excited to be looking ahead and working with AMPED. “Their systems and breadth of experienced staff with trade industry knowledge, as well as presence in the DC area will allow the AWPA to provide value more effectively to our membership”

The AWPA is the leading voice of the ferrous wire and wire products industry in North America. AWPA members include wire producers located in the United States, Canada and Mexico, manufacturers and distributors of wire rod, and suppliers of machinery, dies, and equipment to the wire industry.

AMPED assumed full-service association management on September 1, 2021.

Continue reading
  254 Hits

AMPED Continues Growth with the Development of Executive Team

As part of an innovative strategy to deliver leadership and resources to its team of 50 staff members across the U.S., AMPED Association Management introduces a new governance structure that includes the appointment of an Executive Team. The team will help drive the strategic plan and culture of AMPED while encouraging collaboration and career growth for all staff.

“I'm excited about the Executive Team and what they will bring, collectively. I see the team as an extension of myself and part of the evolution of AMPED,” said Lynda J. Patterson, FASAE, CAE, President and Owner of AMPED. “Each Executive Team member has unique perspectives, backgrounds and management styles that will help us grow the company, establish best practices and support the needs of our clients on a day-to-day basis. Most importantly, it is my vision that the Executive Team will connect all AMPED staff and give them the resources they need to do their jobs effectively and develop as individuals.”

Since AMPED opened its doors in Madison, WI in 2008, the full-service association management company has grown and evolved. With offices in Madison, WI, Washington, DC, and Sacramento, CA, AMPED has distinguished itself as a leader in the industry nationally, helping associations achieve their highest potential and create a fun, collaborative environment for its staff. AMPED provides association leadership, strategic planning, meeting planning, communications, and financial management to a variety of national and global trade and professional associations.

“The growth of our company has really happened organically,” continued Patterson. “As our teams have grown, we’ve encouraged them to look within the company for new opportunities and have given them the space to explore new roles and acquire new skills. Essentially, they can change jobs without changing employers. And that’s pretty cool!”

Joining Patterson on the AMPED Executive Team . . .

Emily Petersen for web 2020Emily Petersen, Chief of Staff

Petersen will continue to spearhead business development, lead new client transitions, and assist with the implementation of new technology. Having been with AMPED for over 10 years, she has a keen understanding of who the team is and how their strengths and passions match up with a client’s needs.

“We really are accountable to help our clients thrive and grow,” said Petersen. “And if we, as a staff, are thriving and growing as individuals, our clients are going to experience that too.”

 Michael Battaglia, CAE, CNAP, VP of Client ServicesBattaglia headshot 2017
Client executive: American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants; NIBA - The Belting Association

Battaglia excels at relationship management and providing structure to client teams. He will take program and operational successes and turn them into repeatable, disciplined, and efficient processes across all organizations. Fostering a more strategic approach to account management will help clients innovate and grow.

“I think our team is really good at identifying innovative ways to do things differently and that's what I really enjoy about AMPED and the associations that we work with,” said Battaglia. “We sell ourselves on continuously improving, doing things better, trying new things and solving problems. I will work to ensure we are delivering on those promises.”

Brydges 3376 2016 HeadshotJen Brydges, CAE, VP of Resource Development and DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)
Client executive: Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis; Leadership California; Society for Research on Adolescence

Brydges is a master at team development and has demonstrated great success putting it to work for both clients and staff. She also has a passion for diversity, equity and inclusion and is excited about infusing it into the AMPED culture while she pursues DEI certification.

“I believe so strongly in creating a welcoming environment, developing people on a personal and professional level and ensuring that all voices are heard,” said Brydges. “I love coaching and mentoring and creating a true culture of growth mindset and feedback.  I'm thrilled to be focusing on building relationships within our client and staff communities and working with them on their DEI journeys.”

Donte Shannon square LRDonté P. Shannon, FASAE, CAE, VP of Strategic Partnerships
Client executive: Association of Equipment Management Professionals; Woodworking Machinery Industry Association

Shannon is an expert in organizational strategic planning and brings enthusiasm to the process for all his clients. He is also highly engaged in the association community through industry leadership, volunteer work and speaking engagements and is dedicated to supporting staff in advancing their association management careers.

“I love association management,” says Shannon. “That's why I do so much in the association community and why I encourage AMPED staff to do the same. You learn so much from volunteering and sitting on committees with other association professionals. It's how I've been able to accelerate my career growth. And that, of course, feeds into the passion and enthusiasm I have for the industry.”

AMPED has also established a Leadership Team to address staffing and office needs, as well as Resource Groups for staff to share ideas within specific areas of interest.

Continue reading
  2088 Hits

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

LP for web 2019AMPED Association Management 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 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.

Patterson started AMPED Association Management in 2008 and has guided it to its standing as an AMC Institute Accredited company and a certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise. With nearly 30 years’ experience in association management and consulting, Lynda brings knowledge of a variety of organizational models and cultures, having served organizations in the CEO capacity as well as business development, marketing, and communications roles. Her visible presence in the association and hospitality community creates opportunities for her to continually learn from and share with other CEOs.

“As ASAE inspires change through DEI, CEO engagement and leadership development in our community, I am honored to bring the AMC perspective to the ASAE officer ranks for only the third time in its 100-year history. I am also proud to represent the Midwest association community that is so strong and vibrant,” said Patterson. “I am excited to get to know the other Board members and to work closely with Michelle Mason as she transitions into her new role as ASAE President and CEO. The timing for me is perfect as my newly appointed executive team at AMPED carries forth our mission and team development internally, allowing me to direct more focus toward ASAE.”

Also nominated to the ASAE officer roles are:

  • Chair of the ASAE Board - Steven C. Anderson, FASAE, IOM, CAE, President and CEO, National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Arlington, VA
  • Chair-Elect and Chair of the ASAE Research Foundation Board - Lakisha Ann Woods, CAE, President and CEO, National Institute of Building Sciences, Washington, DC
  • Past Chair of the ASAE Board – Steve Caldeira, President & CEO, Household & Commercial Products Association

Patterson and the new officer and directors at large will be officially installed and join the remaining board members at the 2021 ASAE Annual Meeting, August 16–18.

ASAE is a membership organization of more than 48,000 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 Research 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.

Continue reading
  1149 Hits

For Brydges, CAE Credential Solidifies Commitment to Associations

brydgesThe American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has announced that Jen Brydges, CAE, an Account Executive at AMPED Association Management, has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE®) designation. The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry.

Brydges has seven years’ experience as an association executive and leads several AMPED association clients. She is the Managing Director of the Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, Executive Director of the Society for Research on Adolescence, and the Executive Director of Leadership California.

“Receiving the CAE credential is a huge milestone in both my personal and professional growth,” said Brydges. “As a life-long learner, the credential will hold me to a higher standard to continue seeking out information and remaining on top of best practices. The CAE truly solidifies my commitment to the association industry and is an indicator to my clients that I will work diligently to further their successes and growth.”

To be designated as a Certified Association Executive, an applicant must have a minimum of five 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 4,700 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 48,000 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 Research 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.

Continue reading
  785 Hits

Viles-Monari Realizes Goal of Earning CAE Credential

EV for web 2019The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has announced that Emily Viles-Monari, CAE, an Association Manager at AMPED Association Management, has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE®) designation. The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry.

Viles-Monari started her career in association management when she joined the AMPED team in 2014. Since then, she has gained expertise in meetings technology, program development and governance to advance the growth and mission of several AMPED client associations. Currently, Viles-Monari works with the Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, the North American Imaging in Multiple Sclerosis Cooperative, the International Multiple Sclerosis Visual System Consortium, International Women in Multiple Sclerosis and the Society for Research on Adolescence.

“It has been a goal of mine for several years now to receive the CAE credential,” said Viles-Monari. “Achieving the CAE gave me the opportunity to build on my experiences and learn more about being a great association leader, which allows me to better serve and grow my clients at AMPED.”

To be designated as a Certified Association Executive, an applicant must have a minimum of five 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 4,700 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 48,000 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 Research 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.

Continue reading
  954 Hits

Amanda Safa Earns CMP Designation

safaThe Events Industry Council has announced that Amanda Safa, a meeting planner with AMPED Association Management, has earned the Certified Meeting Professionals (CMP) designation.

The CMP program is recognized around the world as a badge of excellence in the events industry.

Safa has 11 years’ experience in association and nonprofit meeting planning and has a passion for perfecting meeting and event logistics while strategically identifying areas to bring in new technology and innovation.

Her current AMPED clients are the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) and the Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS) for whom she recently managed the overall strategy and planning of their joint international medical meeting with over 8,200 participants. Her leadership helped transition the citywide meeting to a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic and successfully guided the cancellation process of in-person components while exceeding the virtual meeting budget.

At AMPED, Safa has also led meetings for the Society of Wetland Scientists, the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives, the National Air Filtration Association, and the Fantasy Sports Gaming Association. Prior to joining AMPED, Safa planned meetings and events for the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation, the American Cancer Society and the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

“Earning the CMP designation has been an important professional goal of mine for quite some time, and, in this challenging and ever-changing time of meetings, it felt appropriate to achieve now,” said Safa. “Being part of a body of knowledge in the meeting management profession will only add to AMPED’s commitment to grow and perfect meeting operations, and I am honored to hold this badge of excellence in the events industry.”

More than 11,000 meeting professionals from 40 nations hold the CMP or CMP-HC designation.

“Attaining your CMP in one of the most turbulent, ever-changing and dynamic times in our industry is an exceptional achievement. Finding the time to dedicate to apply for the exam, and to dedicate to the preparation, is no easy task in this kind of once-in-a-lifetime environment,” said Events Industry Council CMP Governance Commission Chair Alisa Peters, CMP, CMM. “We send a special thanks and congratulations to the individuals who prioritized achieving this designation for their ongoing professional development, during a moment in time when they were being pulled in so many different directions at once. You are among some of our best and brightest and we welcome your dedication and tenacity into our CMP community.”

The qualifications for certification are based on professional experience, education and a rigorous exam.

 

Continue reading
  577 Hits

Christina McCoy will be new Executive Director of Association for the Advancement of Wound Care

CM for web 2019AMPED Association Management is pleased to announce that Christina McCoy is taking on a new role as Executive Director of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC). AAWC transitioned to AMPED management on May 1, 2021.

McCoy will oversee operations of the organization, bringing essential tools to foster strategic governance and ensure association best practices to re-energize and perfect operations of the association. She will be supported by a team of six at AMPED who will focus on AAWC’s operations, finances, meetings, trade shows, communications, and overall growth.

McCoy has been a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) since 2012, and served as the Chair for ASAE’s Young Professionals Committee in 2017/18 term. Christina earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in 2017 and later that year was a recipient of the Forty Under 40® Award from Association Forum and USAE. An ASAE (American Society of Association Executives) NextGen Scholar, she was featured in Meetings and Conventions Magazine as one of 15 young professionals to watch. She has worked with associations, putting the LEAD in servant LEADership since 2008. McCoy is the proud mom of 3 kids under the age 6.

In addition to her role with the AAWC, McCoy will continue to serve as Executive Director of APTA Geriatrics and the Fantasy Sports and Gaming Association, both association clients of AMPED.

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.

Continue reading
  866 Hits

AMPED to manage Association for the Advancement of Wound Care

AAWC Logo Final 4C Registeredx2

AMPED Association Management has been selected by Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) to manage their operations.

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.

AMPED’s Christina McCoy, CAE will serve as Executive Director for AAWC, supported by Kris Ackley, who will serve as Associate Director. The team looks forward to working with the leadership in bringing essential tools to foster strategic governance and ensure association best practices to re-energize and perfect operations of the association.

“I’m thrilled to serve and lead our team in supporting our members to advance the care of patients with and at risk for wounds,” said McCoy. “We’re honored and eager to work with and earn the trust of the dedicated, passionate volunteer leaders of AAWC.”

AAWC President Ruth Bryant, PhD, MS, RN, CWOCN, FAAWC said she is excited to be working with AMPED. “AMPED brings a diverse, energetic, and experienced staff devoted to association management. Their expertise will help AAWC improve its efficiencies and its reach. We are looking forward to this change, our growth and a rewarding member experience.”

AMPED will assume full-service association management on May 1, 2021.

Continue reading
  1265 Hits

Laura Ransone is New Women In Trucking Foundation Executive Director

Laura Ransone for webAMPED Association Management is pleased to announce that Laura Ransone, MBA has taken on a new role as Executive Director of the Women In Trucking Foundation. The Women In Trucking Foundation provides scholarships to ensure that women in the trucking industry have the support they need to grow their skills and themselves. Ransone oversees operations of the organization and works directly with the Board of Directors and sponsors working to grow the organization’s reach.

Ransone’s professional background includes expertise in project management, relationship building, program development, communications, event planning, and strategic planning. She was named a top Rising Star in the meetings industry by Meetings and Conventions; was honored as a 2019 Emerging Leader Awardee for In House Communications from Washington Women in PR; and selected to join American University’s leadership development program, WeLead. Ransone received a bachelor’s degree in Business with a concentration in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Virginia Tech, and an MBA from George Mason University.

In addition to her role with the Women In Trucking Foundation, Ransone will continue to serve as Associate Director of Women in Government Relations (WGR), a professional association client of AMPED.

Continue reading
  634 Hits

Michelle Czosek will be new Tavern League of Wisconsin Executive Director

DSC 8681 CROP squareAMPED Association Management is pleased to announce that Michelle Czosek, CAE will take on a new role as Executive Director of the Tavern League of Wisconsin (TLW). The TLW is transitioning to AMPED management starting May 1, 2021.

Czosek will oversee operations of the organization and work directly with the Board of Directors on strategy and budget. She will be supported by a team of seven at AMPED who will focus on the TLW’s operations, finances, meetings, trade shows, communications, and overall growth.

Czosek has over 30 years of experience managing a variety of professional and trade associations with expertise in education, event planning, membership and governance.

In addition to her role with the TLW, Czosek will continue to serve as Executive Director of the National Air Filtration Association and Executive Director of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives, both association clients of AMPED.

Continue reading
  1009 Hits

Tavern League of Wisconsin Starts New Chapter: Transitions to AMPED for Management, Staff and Headquarters

logo tlwAMPED Association Management, an accredited full-service association management company (AMC) with offices in Madison, Wisconsin and Metro Washington, DC, has been selected to manage the Tavern League of Wisconsin (TLW).

As a partner with the TLW, 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.

Michelle Czosek, CAE will serve as Executive Director of the TLW, overseeing all operations of the organization and working directly with the Board of Directors on strategy and budget. Michelle has over 30 years of experience managing a variety of professional and trade associations with expertise in education, event planning, membership and governance.

Tony Veroeven will serve as the Vice President of External Relations, focusing on partnerships and membership growth. Tony’s expertise in marketing, sales, and member relations will help guide the growth of the TLW and its Foundation.

“AMPED is very excited to be working with the TLW,” said Czosek. “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.”

According to Chris Marsicano, TLW President, “AMPED provides a more cost-effective structure for the TLW and will deliver the highest quality services and benefits to all our members, while achieving our long-term goals. With AMPED, we will have the strength in technology, creativity, and focused management that will ensure the TLW’s value and relevance for years to come.”

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. The TLW Foundation contributes over $12 million to over 15,000 Wisconsin charities annually. The TLW SafeRide Program provides an average of 90,000 free rides home for patrons every year, contributing to a decline in alcohol-related fatalities.

The TLW is the latest of several stand-alone associations that AMPED has helped transition into the AMC model in the last few years. Especially during times of uncertainty, AMCs have the experience and resources to showcase the value of membership and take associations to the next level in their growth and initiatives.

Continue reading
  1469 Hits

Donté Shannon to serve as WMIA President and CEO

Donte Shannon square LRAMPED Association Management is pleased to announce that Donté P. Shannon, FASAE, CAE will take on a new role as President and CEO of the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association (WMIA). WMIA is transitioning to AMPED management starting April 1, 2021. Shannon will oversee operations of the organization and work directly with the Board of Directors, members, and sponsors. He will be supported by a team of four at AMPED who will focus on WMIA’s operations, finance, partnerships, meetings, trade shows, industry relations, and overall growth.

Shannon has more than 14 years of association management experience, working with both trade and professional associations, including foundations. A recognized leader in the field, some of his key career accomplishments include being named an American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Fellow, former CAE Commission Chair, and a Diversity Education Leadership Program (DELP) Scholar.

In addition to his role with WMIA, Shannon will continue to serve as CEO of the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP), a trade association client of AMPED.

Continue reading
  791 Hits

AMPED Association Management selected to manage Woodworking Machinery Industry Association

WMIA logo

AMPED Association Management, an accredited full-service association management company with offices in Madison, Wisconsin and Metro Washington, DC, has 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.

“For the past few years, and especially during the pandemic, we’ve seen a trend of more stand-alone associations looking to AMCs to manage their operations,” said AMPED President and Owner Lynda J. Patterson, FASAE CAE. “AMCs have the experience and resources to not only take their organizations to the next level in terms of growth and initiatives, but also to showcase the value of association membership during times of uncertainty.”

Donté P. Shannon, FASAE, CAE will serve as President and CEO of WMIA, overseeing operations of the organization and working directly with the Board of Directors, members, and sponsors. He will be supported by a team of four at AMPED who will focus on WMIA’s operations, finance, partnerships, meetings, trade shows, industry relations, and growth.
“AMPED is very excited to be working with WMIA,” said Shannon. “We look forward to communicating the value of WMIA and working in partnership with the volunteer leaders so that they can focus on advancing WMIA and its mission with confidence, knowing that management and operations are in experienced hands.”

According to Jim Besonen, WMIA Chairman of the Board, “AMPED provides a more cost-effective structure for WMIA and will deliver the highest quality services and benefits to all our members, while achieving our long-term goal of being the premier trade association for woodworking machinery and supplies providers in North America. With AMPED, we will have the strength in technology, creativity, and focused management that will ensure WMIA’s value and relevance for years to come.”

Since 1978, the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association (WMIA) has represented importers and distributors of woodworking machinery and ancillary equipment in North America. WMIA is the recognized voice of importers and distributors and serves as a vital communications link between suppliers and manufacturers of wood products in North America.

Continue reading
  1604 Hits

AMPED is Recertified as a Woman-Owned Business Enteprise

AMPED is proud to once again be certified as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise.

WBE FB

Continue reading
  441 Hits

Michael Battaglia earns certified nonprofit accounting professional credential

Battaglia headshot 2017AMPED Association Management is pleased to announce that Account Executive Michael Battaglia, CAE has earned the credential, CNAP.

Battaglia recently completed the Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional (CNAP) program, designed to recognize excellence in the not-for-profit industry through comprehensive qualification, training, and examination. 

AMPED stresses the importance of fiscal responsibility and sound accounting principles as part of its commitment to transparency. The CNAP designation ensures that Battaglia delivers on this commitment while applying strategic management and expert decision making for AMPED clients.  

Continue reading
  633 Hits

2020 year-end client infographs 

NIBA 2020 Infograph WITF 2020 infograph
WSAE 2020 Infograph LC 30th Anniversary Infograph

 

Continue reading
  727 Hits

AMPED-logo-sans-text-small