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Q&A with ASAE Board Chair Lynda Bouchard Patterson

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Board service is an opportunity to step outside your comfort zone and push your industry and profession forward, says ASAE Board Chair Lynda Bouchard Patterson, FASAE, CAE, as part of a Q&A published in the Association Now Board Brief. 


Q: What motivates you personally to participate as a volunteer leader for ASAE?
A: My passion for the work of associations and the people in them motivates me to effect change and focus on the third pillar of ASAE’s Destination 2026 strategy, which is all about elevating associations. We want to amplify associations within our community and externally to policymakers, other industries, and the future workforce so people will no longer ask what association management is. I envision associations providing a career path that people no longer fall into but actively seek out.


Q: How do you balance the demands of board service with your own CEO role and other responsibilities?
A: Balancing my own company, AMPED Association Management, along with being CEO of the Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis and ASAE chair, is all about recognizing that it’s a team effort. My staff are super excited and supportive of me being chair and share my passion for what we do. It’s also a team effort on the ASAE staff side: I meet weekly with ASAE President and CEO Michelle Mason, and her team is extremely prepared and accessible. It also helps to work with other board officers who are just as committed and responsive.


Q: What skills should a board member cultivate to be successful in the role?
A: A willingness to understand and learn about the association industry outside of your own company or organization. In addition, you want to develop your financial acumen, as well as skills in goal-setting, strategic thinking, engagement, communication, and awareness around important issues such as DEI and the impact of public policy on your industry. To effectively cultivate these skills, you want to be prepared and ask good questions.


Q: What advice would you give to someone who is coming into a board role for the first time?
A: Come in with an open mind. Though you’re already a member of the organization and you have some knowledge of how to run your own company, try to set that aside as a new board member. Ask questions and meet one on one with other board members, past members, the CEO, and staff. Learn about the culture of the organization and board, how decisions are made, and your own role. It’s also important to be adaptable to make changes when things don’t go as planned.


Q: What is the most rewarding aspect of your board service?
A: It is a privilege and honor to serve as ASAE chair and represent our profession not only within our membership but also with legislators and related organizations. I’m proud of the working relationships I’ve built over the years and that, even after three decades, I’m always learning something new from my peers, those who came before me, and the next generation.

Lynda Bouchard Patterson, FASAE, CAE, is president and owner of AMPED Association Management and also serves as CEO of Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis. Email: lpatterson@ manageassociations.com

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AMPED selected to manage APTA Academy of Pediatrics

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AMPED Association Management has been selected to manage the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Academy of Pediatrics.

With a dedicated staff and proven processes, AMPED brings a wealth of professional association experience to APTA Pediatrics. AMPED will provide full management services, including leadership, strategic planning, governance, education, membership development, meeting planning, industry relations, financial management, and communications. AMPED also manages two other APTA Academies: Leadership and Innovation, and Geriatrics.

Christina McCoy, CAE will serve as Executive Director of APTA Pediatrics, overseeing operations of the organization and working directly with the Board of Directors, volunteer leaders and members. McCoy is also the Executive Director of APTA Geriatrics.

"It's clear to see the Academy's impact on the profession of Pediatric Physical Therapy, transforming society by optimizing movement for lifelong meaningful participation of all children,” said McCoy. “I'm honored to serve alongside these passionate leaders committed to this community. Our goal is to work with the board to create a new three-year strategic plan, giving us goalposts our essential initiatives and the opportunity to dream of new ways to support the Academy and profession.”   

APTA Pediatrics President Mary Jane Rapport PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA said, “The Board of APTA Pediatrics is looking forward to our partnership with AMPED as our new Association Management group. Following a long and involved process of interviews and information gathering, AMPED stood out as the company to support the Academy now and into the future. We are excited about AMPED’s experience with other APTA components and the opportunity to have a team of association management professionals to support all our members, including our active volunteers, and our many activities and initiatives.”

APTA Pediatrics is a professional association and specialty component of APTA serving 5,200 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and students.

AMPED will assume full-service association management on March 1, 2024.

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Corinn Ploessl Joins AMPED as Director of Organizational Development

Corinn Ploessl for web squareAMPED Association Management is pleased to announce that Corinn Ploessl has joined the AMPED family as the Director of Organizational Development. This is her second position with AMPED, having formerly managed two of AMPED’s clients in the areas of marketing and meeting planning.

Ploessl is a dynamic leader with a diverse background in event management, marketing, and community relations. With over a decade of experience, Corinn has made significant contributions to organizations like AMPED Association Management, Destination Madison, and Hilldale Shopping Center. Her extensive experience in event planning and management, coupled with her expertise in communication and leadership, has consistently fueled success and innovation throughout her career. Corinn's passion for community engagement and professional development underscores her commitment to developing meaningful connections and driving collaborative growth.

"I'm thrilled to be back at AMPED and eager to reignite our commitment to cultivating a vibrant work culture and developing top talent,” said Ploessl. “My aim is to foster an environment where every team member thrives, bringing their best selves to the table, and together we'll elevate AMPED and our clients to new heights of success!”

In her role as Director of Organizational Development, Ploessl will spearhead strategic initiatives to enhance efficiency and cultivate a positive workplace culture. This role oversees talent management and leadership development and utilizes data analysis to gauge organizational impact.

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ASAE Board Approves Strategic Investment in 'The Power of Associations'

Lynda Bouchard Patterson, FASAE, CAE, Chair of the Board of Directors for the ASAE Center for Association Leadership, shares an update on the ASAE Board’s recently approved strategic investment in research to support "The Power of Associations." https://asaevoices.gv-one.com/video.html?v=wXoBKh6JCUA=&token=e0295c8ee5bf50f42e6dbfb60a91273f

Patterson ASAE Power of Associations video

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Jingle All the Way!

 

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Thanks for making this year merry and bright! We invite you to enjoy the season with a collection of our team’s favorite festive tunes. Here’s to a season filled with cheer and a rocking New Year!

Listen to our holiday Spotify playlist here.

See AMPED's full holiday card here.

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Lynda Bouchard Patterson is 2023-24 Chair of the ASAE Board of Directors

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AMPED Association Management President and Owner Lynda Bouchard Patterson, FASAE, CAE, has been elected 2023-24 Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

Recognized as an industry leader nationally, Patterson is serving on the ASAE Board for her second three-year term and, last year, was Chair of the ASAE Research Foundation Board. She has also served on ASAE’s Business Services Board, Strategic Planning Task Force and CEO Search Committee.

Patterson is one of only 300 who has received the ASAE Fellow designation, an honorary recognition bestowed on exceptional association leaders who have made noteworthy and sustained contributions to their organizations and the association community.

“There are countless opportunities ahead as we work to build a clear vision and strategy for ASAE to Destination 2026,” said Patterson. “Working for mission-driven organizations, we get to see the impact of our work, and I am dedicated to amplifying our collective voice and elevating associations to make an even greater difference.”

“I always look forward to the energy and peer learning through ASAE,” Patterson continued. “It’s good to see the future of ASAE bringing so much excitement and new ideas to our meetings and organizations.”

Patterson founded 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 over 30 years’ experience in association management and consulting, Patterson brings knowledge of a variety of organizational models and cultures, having served organizations for over 30 years. Her visible presence in the association and hospitality community creates opportunities for her to continually learn from and share with other CEOs.

Patterson joins an esteemed group of officers and directors also newly elected for this term:

  • Heidi Brock, President and CEO, American Forest & Paper Association, Chair-Elect of ASAE and Chair of the ASAE Research Foundation Board
  • Jay Karen, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA), Secretary-Treasurer of the ASAE Board and ASAE Research Foundation Board
  • Lakisha Ann Woods, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, American Institute of Architects, Immediate Past Chair of the ASAE Board
  • Kimberly G. Napolitano, CASE, Executive Director, Industry Relations, and Intermediary Group Sales Hilton Worldwide Sales, At-Large Director
  • Mary Wheatley, IOM, CAE, Chief Executive Officer National Scleroderma Foundation, At-Large Director
  • Arthur C. Evans Jr., PhD, Chief Executive Officer American Psychological Association, At-Large Director
  • Jason Oxman, CAE, JD, MS, President and CEO Information Technology Industry Council, At-Large Director
  • Johnnie White, MBA, CAE, CMP, Chief Executive Officer/Executive Vice President American Society of Appraisers, At-Large Director

ASAE believes associations have the power to transform society for the better. A member organization representing 7,400 organizations and more than 48,000 association executives and industry partners, ASAE’s members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world.

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AMPED Achieves AMC Institute Re-accreditation

2015 AMCI Accredited logo colorAMPED Association Management announced that it has recently been re-accredited by AMC Institute, the global trade association representing the Association Management industry.

Among 500+ Association Management Companies (AMC) worldwide, AMPED emerges as one of only 81 that have achieved AMC Institute Accreditation, demonstrating the highest level of professionalism and responsibility, while consistently meeting and exceeding all industry standards.

AMPED has been AMC Institute accredited since 2012.

“We applaud AMPED on this significant achievement,” AMC Institute Chair Mark Engle said. “AMC Institute accreditation requires that association management firms demonstrate adherence to operational and ethical best practices, as outlined in the AMC Institute Standard. Accreditation distinguishes AMPED’s ongoing commitment to leadership in association management.”

Administered by AMC Institute, AMC Institute Accreditation is recognized and supported by ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership and is based on the ANSI Standard of Good Practices for the AMC Industry. ANSI requires that the standard be reviewed and updated regularly to remain an approved standard. Measurable performance practices include contracts and service delivery; employee recruitment, training and professional development; and financial management and internal controls, among others. AMCs must earn re-accreditation every four years, demonstrating to an independent outside auditor that they continue to meet the standard. 

Association Management Companies specialize in managing associations and non-profit organizations, providing leadership and professional management services through experienced staff, best practices and shared resources. As AMCs manage multiple association and non-profit clients, their experience and knowledge base are broad and substantial, positioning AMCs as the preferred choice for full-service and specialized management services.

For more about AMC Institute accreditation, visit www.AMCInstitute.org/accreditation.

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McGuine Earns Certified Digital Marketing Professional Certificate

McGuine 2023 LRCongratulations to Kristin McGuine, who passed her Certified Digital Marketing Professional (CDMP) exam, offered jointly through the American Marketing Association and the Digital Marketing Institute. The CDMP program consists of 10 self-paced online learning modules, to be completed within a 6-month period.

"I loved the curriculum, which not only reinforces and enhances much of what I already know and do, but also provides skills that have been on my radar, but not really had a chance to explore or understand," said McGuine. "Additionally, I really appreciated that the course provided an overall framework for how all the different components fit together for a cohesive marketing effort. I am super excited to put my new knowledge into practice for the betterment of my clients!"

McGuine has served as the marketing and communications manager for several of AMPED's clients since she joined the team in 2015. She currently lends her marketing and graphic design talents to the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives, APTA Academy for Leadership and Innovation, and the Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis.

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AMPED Selected to Manage APTA Academy of Leadership and Innovation

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AMPED Association Management, an accredited full-service association management company with offices in Madison, Wisconsin and Metro Washington, DC, has been selected to manage American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Academy of Leadership and Innovation.

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

Emily Bardach, CAE will serve as Executive Director of APTA Academy of Leadership and Innovation, overseeing operations of the organization and working directly with the Board of Directors, volunteer leaders and members.

“It’s clear that APTA Academy of Leadership and Innovation is a community of talented leaders and members who are passionate about their organization,” said Bardach. “Our goal is to give APTA Academy of Leadership and Innovation 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 APTA Academy of Leadership and Innovation, all while advancing the organization’s mission.”

APTA Academy of Leadership and Innovation President Matthew Mesibov said, “We were impressed with the depth of services and resources offered by AMPED. Enthusiasm and energy were evident when speaking with their team. We look forward to new ideas and innovation as we develop our partnership and grow the services offered to our APTA Academy of Leadership and Innovation members.”

APTA Academy of Leadership and Innovation is a professional association and specialty component of APTA serving 2,400 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and students.

AMPED assumed full-service association management on April 1, 2023.

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Christina McCoy Named One of Forty Under 40

ChristinaMcCoy2019 headshot1 squareAMPED Association Management is proud to congratulate Christina McCoy, recipient of the prestigious 2023 Forty Under 40 Award from InBusiness Magazine.

“I’m honored to be celebrated for this award among the business peers in my Madison community,” said McCoy. “I value the personal and professional relationships that have helped me on my journey to this moment, as I could not have done this alone. Teamwork makes the dream work.”

Christina has worked with associations since 2008 and earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in 2017. She has been recognized as a recipient of the Forty Under 40® Award from Association Forum and USAE and was named an American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) NextGen Scholar. She served as the Chair for ASAE’s Young Professionals Committee in 2018 and is currently a member of ASAE’s CAE Professional Conduct Committee.

At AMPED, Christina is the President/CEO of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives (WSAE), a 500-member organization dedicated to the profession of association management. She also serves as the Executive Director of APTA Geriatrics: An Academy of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association (NDTA).

“She is fearless, tireless, and passionate about association management and non-profit governance,” said nominator and AMPED Director of Creative Services Jeanne Weiss. “Among all her impressive attributes, what stands out are her leadership skills and the connections she makes with her teams. She cares and it shows.”

The Forty Under 40 Award is an initiative of In Business Magazine and given to 40 up-and-coming business leaders in the Madison area.

McCoy and her fellow recipients will receive their awards at a private ceremony on March 15, 2023 at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison. Learn more about the Forty Under 40 Awards at www.ibmadison.com/Events/40-Under-40-Reception. https://www.ibmadison.com/Events/40-Under-40-Reception/

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Peterson Earns QAS Certification

DSC 8418 2 cropsqaureAMPED Association Management is pleased to announce that Diana Peterson has completed and passed the exam for the Florida Society of Association Executives Qualified Association Specialists (QAS) Program.

Peterson is the Operations Manager for both the Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS) and Leadership California. She is also the Membership Manager for the Society for Research on Adolescence, providing a wide array of operational, administrative, financial and technical support to members, non-members, board, donors, volunteers, staff, and various vendors.

“My many roles within operations, administration and client support depend on a 360 view,” says Peterson. “The 12 modules of the QAS provided valuable insight into some areas I haven’t touched as much over my past 6 years at AMPED, while enhancing knowledge I’ve already gained on the job. Whether on the CAE track or not, the QAS Certification Program is a good source for a comprehensive, high-level view for anyone making or considering a career in association management.”

QAS is a comprehensive overview of association management – from the legal and financial “business model” of associations’ unique governance/volunteer structure, to understanding the key principles of membership, communications, events, non-dues revenue programs, public policy and more. The program strengthens knowledge and skills in association management and helps professionals master the fundamentals needed for career advancement.

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Amy Motyka is New Executive Director of the American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants

Motyka Head Shot squareAMPED Association Management is pleased to announce that Amy Motyka, CMP has completed a transition into a new role as Executive Director of the American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants (AAAA).

“We’re very pleased to work with Amy as a member of our leadership team,” said Laura Knoblauch, AAAA President. “AAAA and AMPED have created a strong partnership over the last three years and I’m excited to continue our ambitious workplan with Amy’s leadership. Practice expansion and education remain our top priorities, and I’m confident that Amy has the experience and knowledge of AAAA to help us meet those goals.”

“I’m passionate about association management and working collaboratively with volunteers,” Motyka shared. “AAAA has an incredible board and very active members. It’s exciting to take on this new role as leader of the organization.”

Motyka’s new role includes supporting strategic planning and growth of the association alongside the AAAA Board, committees, and external partners, as well as the management of the day-to-day operations and AAAA staff. She has worked with AAAA since January 2020 as Associate Director and Meeting Planner.

“Amy knows AAAA extremely well and has helped develop a strong partnership between AMPED and AAAA since 2020,” said Michael Battaglia, CAE, former AAAA Executive Director (2020-2022). “During an uncertain time, Amy was instrumental in planning the first-ever virtual meetings and a strong return to in-person this past April. I’m confident in the AAAA team moving forward to continue to deliver results and will continue to support Amy in an advisory role.”

Suzanne Berry, CAE supported the AAAA transition as Interim Executive Director from April to August 2022. Her extensive experience in association management helped Amy and the team prepare for the next chapter while continuing to provide value to members.

In addition to her role as Executive Director of AAAA, Motyka is the Signature Events Manager for Women in Government Relations.

 

ABOUT AAAA

Founded in 1975, the American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants (AAAA) is the national organization dedicated to the ethical advancement of the Certified Anesthesiologist Assistant (CAA) profession and excellence in patient care through education, advocacy, and promotion of the Anesthesia Care Team. With more than 2,000 members, AAAA leads initiatives to license CAAs throughout the U.S. For more information, visit anesthetist.org

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Lynda Bouchard Patterson to Serve as Chair of the ASAE Research Foundation

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AMPED is proud to announce that Lynda Bouchard Patterson, FASAE, CAE will become the Chair of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Research Foundation beginning Sept 1, 2022. She will also serve as Chair-Elect of the ASAE Board of Directors.
 
Recognized as an industry leader nationally, Bouchard Patterson has served as a Director At Large and Secretary-Treasurer for ASAE. She has also served on ASAE’s Foundation Board, Business Services Board, Strategic Planning Task Force and CEO Search Committee. In 2010, Lynda was one of a selected few to receive the ASAE Fellow designation. 
 
“When I landed my first exec job while finishing grad school at the age of 25, I didn’t know what I didn’t know,” said Bouchard Patterson during the ASAE Annual Business Meeting this month. “I was lucky to have great mentors and ASAE and the CAE program as important parts of my career development. From my path to the CAE, volunteering, serving on the Board, and life-long friendships, I personally owe a lot to this organization. It is with this gratitude that I am so proud to also take on the role of volunteer Chair of ASAE Research Foundation.”
 
Bouchard 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 over 30 years’ experience in association management and consulting, Bouchard Patterson 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. 
 
Also nominated to the ASAE officer roles are: 
  • Lakisha Ann Woods, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, American Institute of Architects, Chair of the ASAE Board
  • Heidi Brock, President and CEO, American Forest & Paper Association, Secretary-Treasurer
  • Steven C. Anderson, FASAE, CAE, IOM, President and CEO, National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Immediate Past Chair of the ASAE Board
Patterson and the new officers and directors at large were officially installed and joined the remaining board members at the 2022 ASAE Annual Meeting and Exposition, August 20-23 in Nashville, Tenn. 
 
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.

 

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Kim Schardin, MBA, CAE joins AMPED as Executive Director of the Society for Research on Adolescence

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Schardin has nearly 20 years of experience working with associations and nonprofits in the areas of meetings, membership, programming and executive leadership. She has served such diverse organizations as the Functional Neurological Disorder Society, Growing Spine Foundation, American Association of Medical Society Executives, American College of Mohs Surgery and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.

“Throughout my career, I have enjoyed working with experts who make a difference in their field,” said Schardin, “and now I am honored to support SRA in their mission to enhance the wellbeing of youth in a globalized world by addressing issues such as racism, violence, depression, and inclusion.”

Schardin has served her community and her profession as a board member of the Vascular Access Certification Corporation, board member of the Alverno College Alumnae Association, advisory panelist for Meeting Planners International, contributing writer for Associations Now, and a member of the ASAE CAE Exam Committee. She has also earned a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate and practices Spanish, French, and American sign language.

In her role with SRA, Schardin will plan, organize and direct the day-to-day operations of the organization, including the strategic management of the SRA Executive Council. She will also provide program oversight for SRA's Annual Meeting including the invited educational program.

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Suzanne C. Berry, MBA, CAE joins AMPED as Interim Executive Director

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“I am thrilled to be back in the AMC community working as a consultant to AMPED Association Management. After owning and working in my own AMC for over 30 years, I had missed the fast-paced and innovative environment. I am so impressed by the team that AMPED President and Owner Lynda Patterson, FASAE, CAE has assembled in her company,” said Berry.

Suzanne brings years of successful executive leadership as an association CEO and a past co-founder and owner of an association management company, Association Resources, Inc. Since departing Association Resources, Suzanne has worked with a number of associations in C-Suite roles. Berry is currently a Strategic Advisor with BlochReed (BR) Association Advisors. BR’s mission is to help leaders create opportunities that result in effective associations.

Berry holds an MBA from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and earned her Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in 1995. She is a Governance Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors.

“We are delighted to have Suzanne join our company to support AAAA and AAWC in this interim Executive Director role,” said Lynda J. Patterson, FASAE, CAE, AMPED’s President and Owner. “I have great respect and admiration for Suzanne and her expertise in the non-profit sector. We have continued to stay connected even after the sale of Association Resources, Inc. in 2007, which she co-owned with Peter Berry, CAE. I knew that Suzanne would be a great fit with AMPED’s culture and our team of professionals.”

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Michael Battaglia is New CEO of AEMP and WMIA

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“I’m very excited to take on these new roles with AEMP and WMIA and build upon the success of the current teams. From my initial conversations, it’s clear that both associations have great people involved and I see a lot of opportunity over the next few years to grow each organization,” said Battaglia.

“One of my main goals is to build trust through a steady, business-minded approach to association management,” he continues. “I look forward to working with the volunteer leadership to clearly define our metrics of success, and to build a collaborative and innovative team that drives results.”

Michael has 14 years of association management experience and has been with AMPED since 2017. He currently holds the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), the Certified Non-Profit Accounting Professional (CNAP) credential, and an MBA from The George Washington University. He also serves as the Vice President of Client Services at AMPED.

Formed in 1982, AEMP advances heavy duty and off-road equipment management as a career. The organization represents fleet management professionals who work in construction, government, utilities, energy, mining and all other related industries. AEMP helps industry professionals attain the contacts, knowledge, career development and personal growth needed for success.

The Woodworking Machinery Industry Association represents 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.

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AMPED Welcomes Dana J. Murn, CAE as Associate Director and Program Manager

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“My work over the past decade has given me great broad-based knowledge of the overall workings of associations,” said Murn. “I couldn’t be happier to have joined the AMPED team!"

Murn has more than 10 years of experience working for associations in both financial and health fields. She possesses expertise in board communication, membership, online education strategy and strategic planning. In 2020, Dana earned her Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

NDTA is a not-for-profit association consisting of therapists, consumers and other professionals dedicated to the use and advancement of a 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.

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McCoy named President/CEO of Wisconsin Society of Association Executives

DSC 9328 CROP2 squareAMPED Association Management is pleased to announce that Christina McCoy, CAE has taken on a new role as President/CEO of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives (WSAE).

"I'm excited that my passion and day-to-day work has aligned, allowing me to support WSAE as their new President/CEO,” said McCoy. “I look forward to bringing new energy and enthusiasm to our association community as we envision and build for a new future, together."

McCoy has worked with associations since 2008 and earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in 2017.  She has been recognized as a recipient of the Forty Under 40® Award from Association Forum and USAE and was named an American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) NextGen Scholar.  She is currently a member of the CAE Professional Conduct Committee of ASAE.      

In addition to her role with WSAE, McCoy will continue to serve as Executive Director of APTA Geriatrics: An Academy of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association (NDTA).

WSAE has over 500 members dedicated to the profession of association management.  Its mission is creating meaningful connections and enhancing competencies of association professionals.

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DELP Recipient Bree Villarreal, CAE Joins AMPED

Bree Villarreal cropped squareAMPED Association Management is pleased to announce that Brenda “Bree” Villarreal, CAE has been appointed Associate Director and Program Manager for both Leadership California and the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA).

“Having worked for mostly trade associations, I am ecstatic about the opportunity to work with other types of associations while discovering new industries,” said Villarreal. “As an enthusiastic, lifelong learner, I am always looking for growth opportunities to become a better association management professional. AMPED provides excellent opportunities to gain knowledge about the AMC model, reaffirm best practices in association management, and access to colleagues specializing in a wide range of associations management skills."

Villareal has more than 15 years of non-profit management experience, specializing in leadership, governance, professional development, operations, and event planning. She was a 2018 recipient of the Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP) awarded by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). DELP is a prestigious two-year scholarship program awarded to under-represented identity groups to assist them in advancing into the ranks of leadership in the association and non-profit management profession. In 2020, Bree earned her Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from ASAE.

For Leadership California, Villareal will develop programming and educational offerings to support a network of more than 1,700 women leaders and more than 3,000 advocates dedicated to advancing the leadership role of women in California.

In her role with SRA, she will collaborate with committee leadership to develop live and virtual professional development offerings for undergraduate, international, and emerging scholars. She will support SRA’s community of researchers whose goal is to advance understanding of adolescence and enhance the wellbeing of youth in a globalized world.

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Joers joins AMPED as Associate Director and Program Manager

Alex Joers pic squareAMPED Association Management is pleased to announce that Alex Joers has been appointed as the Associate Director and Program Manager for both the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) and APTA Geriatrics. In this role, Alex will oversee day-to-day operations, while assisting with governance and education development for both associations.

"I feel a great connection to AMPED and the organizations that I will be working with,” said Joers. “It is inspiring to assist in the development of exceptional educational opportunities and programs that these clients have built over the years. I look forward to collaborating with a team of dedicated professionals as we look to the future."

A native of Madison, Wisc., Joers earned a dual degree in political science and public administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He previously worked in the Wisconsin State Legislature for six years focusing on constituent outreach, media relations and policy development. Alex began serving as a local elected official when he joined the Dane County Board of Supervisors in 2020. He and his wife, Katie, have a one-year-old son.

SRA is a community of researchers with goals to advance understanding of adolescence and enhance the wellbeing of youth in a globalized world. APTA Geriatrics is one of the largest sections of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), with over 5,500 members dedicated to the field of geriatric therapy and the empowerment of adults to move, engage and live well.

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