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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

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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

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