AMR is pleased to announce the professional development
accomplishments of two AMR staff members:
Jennifer Dickie, CAE, CMP, Association Executive for the Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists, AND Vice President, Events Division, is now a Certified Association Executive (CAE)! Achieving this designation entails months of intense study, completing on-line sessions, and then sitting for a four-hour, rigorous exam! The CAE program (run by the ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership) is designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and identify association professionals who demonstrate the knowledge essential to the practice of association management. Founded in 1960, this program stands as a mark of excellence and has evolved to reflect what it takes to manage an association in today’s challenging climate. The program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
Heather Kelso, CMP, Association Manager, Michigan Medical Group Management Association, is now a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)! The CMP is the certification of the meetings, conventions, and exhibitions industry; and the program recognizes individuals who have achieved the industry’s highest standard of professionalism. Qualifications for certification are based on professional experience, education, and a rigorous exam. Established by the Convention Industry Council in 1985, the CMP enhances the knowledge and performance of meeting professionals; promotes the status and credibility of the meeting profession; and advanced uniform standards of practice.
Becoming a CAE and CMP shows commitment to the association profession and to ongoing studies to remain abreast of current practices in association and meeting management.
AMR continues to be committed to supporting the professional development of its staff. This provides an ongoing pursuit of knowledge and best practices within our profession and enhances our ability to better serve our clients.
Ann Arbor, Michigan – January 15, 2014 – Association Management Resources (AMR), a leading association management company, today announced its recent opening of a Lansing area office. AMR has been headquartered in Ann Arbor for more than 25 years.
“The increased growth and additional signing of multiple associations who wanted to be located in the Lansing area in the recent months prompted the need for the opening an additional office in the Lansing market,” said AMR President Diane Dufek, CAE. AMR has significantly increased its client base in the last three years and projects this rate of growth to continue due to the challenges that associations are faced with.
"Consistent high-quality customer service is the hallmark of AMR operations. AMR’s strong and steady expansion is tribute to the talent of our people. Our associations and events are managed by executive level professionals who serve as a natural extension of the client-team,” Dufek stated.
AMR staff are expected to be moved into the new office by March 1st. The office will be located on University Park Drive in Okemos. “We are excited with the new office space as we will be able to accommodate our increase in staff, provide our clients with a space to host board meetings, and serve our current clients when they are required to be in the Lansing area.”
AMR growth continues by joining with another association management company Ngage Management. Founder and CEO Tobi Lyon Moore has been hired as Senior Vice President and will be managing the Okemos office. Ms. Moore brings with her over 15 years of experience in association management, philanthropy, and marketing. Ms. Lyon Moore is also a past recipient of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce “10 Over the Next 10”.
“AMR is a leader in association management and has provided the highest level of service to their clients for several years. I felt this was a natural fit for both of these businesses to work together,” said Ms. Lyon Moore.
“AMR will benefit from Tobi’s ability to develop strong relationships and her high level of strategic thinking,” said Dufek. “Tobi’s ability to lead AMR in the Lansing market will be instrumental to our continued growth.” AMR will be hiring additional staff to serve our Lansing office in the coming months.
On January 1st AMR welcomed their newest clients: The Michigan Association of Ambulance Services and the Michigan Medical Group Management Association.
Association Management Resources (AMR) is a multi-client association management company. We provide comprehensive management services to both state and national groups. Our firm specializes in two areas: association management and event management. We can do the complete project or be hired to do just a portion of a project.
By partnering with AMR, our clients get the advantage of shared resources and collective knowledge which saves money and improves outcomes. We are the professionals who provide solutions to achieve client objectives.
An Association Management Company (AMC) is a for-profit business that provides professional management and administrative services to associations.
An association management company provides a centralized office that serves as the client association's headquarters. The overhead costs for the professional offices are shared by other association clients at the AMC, increasing their resources and capabilities without major capital investment. Based on the concept of shared resources, specialists are drawn from the pool of personnel resources and assigned on as-needed basis. Learn more about AMCs and how they can help you by visiting the ASAE & the Center for Association Leadership website.