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AMPED Announces Partnership with the United Motorcoach Association

uma logoAMPED Association Management is pleased to announce a new partnership with the United Motorcoach Association (UMA). AMPED, an accredited full-service association management company (AMC), will provide both strategic and financial management, as well as lead the group in planning their first virtual Sales Summit.

UMA serves the informational, legislative, regulatory and business needs of its member companies. Members range from those with one and two vehicles to those with many hundreds of coaches; from small tour-specific companies to those performing intercity route service, charter and tour operations on a coast-to-coast scale.

"UMA is at a pivotal point in our journey, shifting our focus to meet the needs of our members as the motorcoach industry changes drastically due to the impact of COVID-19,” said UMA President and CEO Larry Killingsworth. “We are excited to have AMPED in our corner as we evolve our systems, processes, events and future plans."

“Our partnership with UMA is a true story of integrated management and the ability of AMCs to ‘flex up’ and shift support of changing organizations,” said AMPED President and Owner Lynda J. Patterson, FASAE, CAE. “The relationship began when they had an immediate need for leadership in financial management and has evolved to guide them through a strategic operational assessment and plan for how UMA supports its members in a post-COVID world.”

AMPED’s Finance Manager Kim Striebel, MBA, will work closely with UMA to manage finance-related matters, while Patterson and a team of experienced association executives within AMPED take UMA through a 90-day strategic planning process, developing a success plan for the organization’s future. Michael Battaglia, an aspiring Certified Association Executive (CAE) will lead the strategy and development of UMA’s 2020 Virtual Sales Summit.

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Patterson Urges Congress to Aid Associations and Non-profits Impacted by Coronavirus

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AMPED President and Owner, Lynda J. Patterson sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Congressional leaders Sunday asking that they include associations, nonprofits and tax-exempt organizations in any federal aid packages or supplemental measures.

"Many have and will be harmed by event cancellations and reduced meeting attendance as a result of COVID-19," she wrote, noting that in the last week, six of her company's client association meetings were canceled and more are expected to come.

According to the Events Industry Council’s 2018 Economic Significant Study conducted by Oxford Economics, more than 1.9 million meetings occur in the United States each year – with more than 250 million attendees. These meetings contribute more than $446 billion to U.S. gross domestic product and directly support 5.9 million jobs nationwide.

Read the full letter.

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Madison Magazine includes Lynda Patterson in their list of Exceptional Women for 2020

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Patterson is one of "2020 Exceptional Women"

Patterson Exceptional Women pic 2 2020In a special feature, Madison Magazine highlighted local women who go beyond exceptional. AMPED Owner and President Lynda J. Patterson, was selected for starting her own association management firm in Madison and headquartering 17 national associations here. Read more.

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AMPED Association Management Welcomes Kat Lauer as Account Executive

Kat Luaer Jan 2020AMPED Association Management is pleased to announce that Kat Lauer has joined the AMPED team in its Sacramento, California office to lead two women-centric organizations.

As Associate Executive Director of Leadership California, she will 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.

She will also serve as Executive Director of the Women In Trucking Foundation (WITF), supporting fundraising efforts that make scholarships available for women in the trucking industry.

“This is an exciting opportunity to lead and be a woman of change for these organizations, all while working for a woman-driven company,” said Lauer. “I have always strived for a seat at the table while seeking to impact the communities I serve. I see my work with AMPED as a perfect culmination of these passions.”

Lauer comes to AMPED with several years of association and fundraising experience, most recently as a Development Specialist with the Motion Picture and Television Fund (MPTF) where she oversaw day-to-day fundraising initiatives, and as a Director for the Bruin Varsity Club (BVC), UCLA’s Athletic Alumni Association, where she spearheaded athletic alumni fundraising initiatives, alumni relations and marketing, and event planning. She has also worked closely with donors and volunteers on major fundraising events for UCLA’s Mattel Children’s Hospital, advancing initiatives for Children’s Health.

As a student at UCLA, Lauer was a member of the Women’s Rowing Team, where she competed in the Varsity 8 and achieved a career high of 7th place at NCAAs in 2012.

In her free time, she enjoys freelancing on various sports production crews, primarily with the Pac-12 Networks, where she was a part of the 2017 Emmy winning team for Live Sports Production.

 “We are thrilled to welcome Kat to our team and our newest office in Sacramento! She is smart and engaging and has some great ideas for moving WITF and Leadership California forward,” said Lynda J. Patterson, FASAE, CAE, President and Owner of AMPED. “She will make an excellent addition to the AMPED family.”

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