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Michael Battaglia is New CEO of AEMP and WMIA

Michael Battaglia 2019 squareAMPED Association Management is pleased to announce that Michael Battaglia, CAE, CNAP, MBA has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) and the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association (WMIA). Michael’s role as CEO will include management of the day-to-day operations of AEMP and WMIA, as well as leading strategic planning and growth efforts.

“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

Dana Murn 2022 SquareAMPED Association Management is pleased to announce that Dana J. Murn, CAE has been appointed Associate Director and Program Manager for the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association (NDTA) where she will provide program oversight and strategic direction of educational programming to drive growth in membership, certification and revenue.

“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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