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AMPED Association Management Makes New HQ in Downtown Middleton


Headquarters office celebrates with open house, ribbon cutting

AMPED Association Management celebrated its move to Middleton, Wisconsin with an open house and ribbon cutting on Thursday, Sept. 26.

Over 100 guests enjoyed tours of the modern, natural light-filled, 9,200 sq. ft. space in Middleton Center on Parmenter St. The mix of private offices, semi-private workstations, a tech-ready conference room, and a large, well-equipped kitchen are an extension of AMPED’s culture which fosters innovation, collaboration and fun! AMPED also showcased additional office space it has available for subleasing.

In August, the full-service association management company moved its headquarters from Madison’s Capitol Square — where the company was launched 11 years ago — to its new office space in downtown Middleton.

“We took a long time to find a location that would support our growth while providing a space where our employees would love to come to work,” said Lynda J. Patterson, FASAE, CAE, owner and president of AMPED. “Since we opened for business in 2008, the support of our clients, employees, family, and friends, has fueled our growth. It’s so rewarding now to show off our new space and have them all share in this celebration. And as we continue to grow, we expect our dynamic space and location will help attract and retain the best in our profession.”

AMPED Association Management is a full-service association management firm, with proven success handling all aspects of association operations, including CEO transitions, conference planning, financial management, membership, and communications and marketing. AMPED also offers consulting services in strategic planning, communications and podcasting. The headquarters for 14 national trade and professional associations, AMPED is a woman-owned company with 40 creative and talented employees working out of AMPED offices in Middleton; Washington, DC; and Colorado; and remotely across the U.S.



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AMPED Selected to Manage Leadership California

AMPED Association Management is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Leadership California to manage their operations.

Leadership California, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) organization, boasts a network of more than 1,700 women leaders and more than 3,000 supporters dedicated to advancing the leadership role of women in California.

“As a company owned and managed primarily by women, we are excited for this opportunity to utilize our extensive experience and past success in support of other women leaders,” said AMPED President and Owner Lynda J. Patterson, FASAE, CAE. “With three AMPED offices and staff around the country, we have consistently proven our ability to manage clients regardless of where our talented team members are physically located.”

“We’re excited to work alongside Dr. Margie Wheeler to help Leadership California meet and exceed its mission of increasing the representation and influence of diverse women leaders across California and beyond,” Patterson added.

Leadership California President Dr. Margie Wheeler agreed that AMPED is ideally positioned to help her organization grow. “AMPED will help Leadership California expand its support, programming, and influence on behalf of our impressive network of women leaders,” she said.

The search for a part-time, California-based individual to serve as Leadership California’s Executive Director is currently underway.

AMPED will assume full-service association management on January 1, 2020.

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AMPED Selected to Manage APTA Geriatrics

AMPED Association Management, an accredited full-service association management company with offices in Middleton, WI; Metro Washington, DC; and Glenwood Springs, CO, has been selected by APTA Geriatrics to manage their operations.

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.

AMPED’s Christina McCoy, CAE will serve as Executive Director for APTA Geriatrics. The team looks forward to supporting the geriatric component of the APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) and many of the geriatric educational programs including the popular exercise certification series for physical therapists.

“I’m thrilled to serve and lead our team in supporting the organization in advancing the profession,” said McCoy. “We’re honored and eager to work with the dedicated, passionate volunteer leaders of APTA Geriatrics.”

APTA Geriatrics President Greg Hartley, PT, DPT said he is excited to be working with AMPED. “AMPED brings a diverse, energetic and experienced staff devoted to association management. Their expertise will help APTA Geriatrics improve its efficiencies and its reach. We are looking forward to this change, our growth and a rewarding member experience.”

AMPED will assume full-service association management on October 1, 2019.

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AMPED Association Management Achieves Second AMC Institute Re-accreditation

AMPED Association Management, a full-service association management company with headquarters in Middleton, WI and offices in Metro Washington, DC and Glenwood Springs, CO, has once again been awarded accreditation by AMC Institute, the global trade association representing the association management industry.

The firm has been AMCI accredited since 2011.

Among 500-plus Association Management Companies (AMC) worldwide, only 81 have achieved AMC Institute Accreditation, demonstrating the commitment and the ability to deliver the highest level of professional management services to association and not-for-profit clients. These AMCs are the recognized choice of association and not-for-profit organizations.

“We applaud AMPED on this significant achievement,” AMCI Chair Jeanne Sheehy said. “AMCI accreditation requires that association management firms demonstrate adherence to operational and ethical best practices, as outlined in the AMCI 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.

“AMPED is proud to distinguish itself as one of a select group of firms that have achieved the prestigious AMC Institute accreditation,” said AMPED Owner and President Lynda J. Patterson, FASAE, CAE. “Our team demonstrates, every day, the highest level of professionalism and responsibility, while consistently meeting and exceeding all industry standards, yet infusing innovation and new ideas regularly.”

AMPED Association Management ( uses the knowledge gained from working with multiple organizations to help associations achieve their highest potential. AMPED provides association leadership, interim leadership, transition management, strategic planning, meeting planning and management, member communications, financial management, and public relations services to a variety of national and global trade and professional associations. AMPED is proud of its team of nearly 40 full- and part-time staff, which includes CAE (Certified Association Executive), CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) and FASAE (Fellow of the American Society of Association Executives) designates.

For more about AMC Institute accreditation, visit

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Jen Brydges Named One of Forty Under 40

Brydges 3376 2016 HeadshotAMPED Association Management is proud to congratulate Jen Brydges, recipient of the prestigious 2019 Forty Under 40 Award from Association Forum of Chicago and USAE Weekly Newspaper.

“I’m humbled and honored to be selected as a Forty Under 40 recipient,” said Brydges. “Receiving this award will allow me to continue my growth, both as an association professional and on a personal level. Most importantly, receiving this award recognizes my team and those who have helped shape my career to date. My accomplishments are not achieved by me alone, they are truly a team effort and I am so grateful to be surrounded by people who embrace innovation and teamwork."

Brydges is the managing director for the Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS), associate managing director for the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) and executive director of the Society for Research on Adolescence. Additionally, she leads consulting and strategic planning sessions for a variety of associations and organizations.

Additionally, Brydges serves on the boards of the Junior League of Madison and the Madison Area Down Syndrome Society. She is also a former elected official for the Rock County Board of Supervisors.

Her volunteer service extends throughout the community: the Junior League of Madison’s All Dressed Up program; Cherokee Middle School Partnership Program; Ronald McDonald House dinner program; Youth Leadership programming; MADSS: World Down Syndrome Day programming; Parent Mentor for the Down Syndrome Awareness Walk committee; Parent Advocate for the National Down Syndrome Society; and a contributing writer to Madison Mom's Blog. She is also a graduate of the Leadership Greater Madison civic leadership program.

She is a graduate of UW Green Bay with BS degrees in politics and public administration. She received her master's degree in political science from Cal State LA.

 “I am so proud of Jen for this recognition,” said AMPED President and Owner Lynda J. Patterson, CAE, FASAE. “Jen exemplifies the core values of our company and our industry. She creates a welcoming, innovative environment for all of her colleagues and volunteers, greeting them with her warm personality and pursuit of excellence! No doubt, her future in our profession is bright and I can’t wait to see what comes next for her! Many thanks to Association Forum and USAE for recognizing the best in our industry!”

The Forty Under 40 Award is given to 40 accomplished association or non-profit professionals who are under the age of 40, demonstrate high potential for continued success in leadership roles and exhibit a strong passion for - and commitment to - the association management and nonprofit industries.

Brydges and her fellow recipients will receive their awards at a private ceremony in Chicago on December 16, 2019. Learn more about the Forty Under 40 Awards at

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