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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 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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Amanda Safa Earns Certified Meeting Professional 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.

 

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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.

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