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ӣƵ Relocating Office to American Society of Anesthesiologists Building   

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ӣƵ, a trusted partner to 27 leading health care, scientific, and professional associations, is pleased to announce we will be relocating its headquarters from our current location at O’Hare Plaza in Chicago to 1061 American Lane in Schaumburg, IL on November 1, 2024. ӣƵ’s new office will be located within the building owned by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).

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Reflections on ӣƵ Being 50

By Steve Smith

For 50 years, ӣƵ has helped associations “Achieve What You Believe.” It all started in 1974, when Art and Dagny Engle followed a hunch and created a business plan.

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Robert Oakes Hired as Director of Business Solutions

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We're excited to welcome Robert Oakes back to ӣƵ in a new role as director of business solutions. In this role, he will oversee the implementation of tools that enhance the customer experience for the associations ӣƵ manages and oversee a team of member services professionals who provide customer and member support.

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Sara Hynes Named Executive Director of NPIAP

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We’re very pleased to announce that Sara Hynes has been promoted to executive director for the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP). Sara brings nearly 10 years of experience in nonprofit management, board partnership, program development, and achieving strategic goals to her new role as executive director.

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Leading the Future in 2023

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Throughout the past year, leaders at all levels from within ӣƵ have been busy sharing their expertise to help advance the association profession and contribute to the association community. Here’s a look back at blog posts, interviews, articles, and sessions from the past year.

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Karen Christensen Araujo Joins ӣƵ as Director of Marketing

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We are excited to announce that Karen Christensen Araujo, MA, has been hired as the director of marketing at ӣƵ. In this role, she will lead a shared-services marketing and creative team in providing cost-effective solutions that advance the visibility, brand, and revenue potential of our association clients’ programs and products.

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10 Tips for Success for Incoming CEOs

By Katherine Wayne

Transitioning to a new role as a CEO or executive director (ED) of an association can be challenging. What steps should you take to prepare for your new role and how do you ensure success from Day 1 and beyond?

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Ethics and Event Locations

By Dave Bergeson and Stephanie Dylkiewicz

Selecting the ideal location for your conference or event can be difficult, but in recent years social justice, equality, and political issues have emerged that have made the decision even more challenging.

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Top 25 Blog Posts by Women Thought Leaders at ӣƵ

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Little did we think when we started our blog in 2015 that 8 years later we’d have published more than 242 posts written by thought leaders from nearly every corner of ӣƵ. If you’ve been following our blog for a while, one thing you may have noticed is that the majority of our thought leader contributors are women.

This year—in honor of Women’s History Month—we’ve compiled a list of the 25 blog posts by women thought leaders that resonated the most. If you’re looking for insights on association management; conferences and events; diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); governance; marketing and membership; and professional development, check out these posts.

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Past Presidents: Friends, Foes, or Both?

By Mark Engle and Dave Bergeson

 “We have had great experiences with our past presidents. The expectations of what happens after service on the board is well understood and most past presidents don't get involved or try to influence after they have served.” — CEO of a large professional society

“I just don’t understand it. I would expect that of all people, our past presidents, who worked so hard, and gave so much, would be invested and supportive of moving the association forward. Instead, they are being obstructive, feel entitled, and are a source of constant headaches.” — CEO of a large professional society

These are actual quotes from real association executives, speaking on their very different experiences with the past presidents* of their association or society.

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Does Your Governance Structure Support Your Values?

By Erin Volland

An association has been in the news in recent weeks, and not in the way that an association (or any organization) wants to be in the news. This association is an example of when bylaws, policies, procedures, traditions, and culture are not thoughtfully aligned.

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Welcome, Cord Blood Association

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We’re pleased to announce that ӣƵ has been selected as the new management partner for the Cord Blood Association (CBA). We began providing management services to CBA on January 1, 2023.

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In Memoriam: Art Engle

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It is with deep sadness we share that Association Management Center (ӣƵ) co-founder and first President, Art Engle, passed away on November 19, 2022.

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