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Viles 1928 2016 HeadshotThe American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has selected Emily Viles, meeting technology coordinator for AMPED Association Management, to attend the 2017 ASAE NextGen Association Summit in Reno-Tahoe, Nevada, Sept. 25-27. The NextGen Association Summit is an annual meeting designed for young professionals who are dedicated to association leadership.

Viles is one of 25 association professionals who will attend this competitive two-day workshop whose purpose is to foster relationships between the future generation of association leaders. Throughout the program, participants will partake in meaningful discussions about association management and roles for young professionals. Viles is enthusiastic about what this experience means for her professional growth.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate with fellow young association professionals in an intimate learning environment and I look forward to gaining a national perspective of the industry topics and issues,” she said. “I plan to bring back what I learn to my local SAE, the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives (WSAE), where I am co-chair of the Young Professionals Task Force.”

Applicants to this prestigious summit are required to submit an essay describing their ideas for discussion topics at the Summit, as well as a formal letter of recommendation.

Viles is the second AMPED staff member to represent the organization at this distinguished convention for highly motivated young professionals.

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McCoy 2016 croppedThe Association Forum and USAE have selected AMPED Associate Director Christina McCoy, CAE as a Forty Under 40 Award recipient.

The Forty Under 40 recogntion is presented to outstanding association and non-profit professionals for their professional accomplishments, commitment to the industry, leadership skills and continued potential.

Association Forum President Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE said in her letter to McCoy, “Your application and supporting documents clearly demonstrated a wealth of meaningful accomplishments along with compelling evidence to demonstrate your potential for continued success in leadership roles and your commitment to the profession.”

As the managing director of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, McCoy amplifies the voice of an industry of nearly 60 million fantasy sports players in North America, as well as companies that provide programs, products and services to a fast growing $7 billion industry. An ASAE NextGen Scholar, she was recently featured in Meetings and Conventions Magazine as one of 15 young professionals to watch. McCoy also serves as chair of ASAE’s Young Professionals Committee.

McCoy will be honored at a reception on Dec. 13, in conjunction with the Association Forum Holiday Showcase in Chicago.

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McCoy 2016 croppedThe American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has announced that Christina McCoy, a managing director and meeting planner with AMPED Association Management, has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE®) designation. The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry.

As the managing director of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, she amplifies the voice of an industry of nearly 60 million fantasy sports players in North America, as well as companies that provide programs, products and services to a fast growing $7 billion industry. An ASAE NextGen Scholar, she was recently featured in Meetings and Conventions Magazine as one of 15 young professionals to watch. McCoy also serves as chair of ASAE’s Young Professionals Committee.

“I’m energized by leading and inspiring others,” said McCoy, “and I strive for high impact boards and effective volunteer governance. Earning my CAE provides me with confidence in my knowledge and gives me the tools to be a successful association executive.”

To be designated as a Certified Association Executive, an applicant must have a minimum of three years’ experience with nonprofit organization management, complete a minimum of 100 hours of specialized professional development, pass a stringent examination in association management and pledge to uphold a code of ethics. To maintain the certification, individuals must undertake ongoing professional development and activities in association and nonprofit management. More than 4,200 association professionals currently hold the CAE credential. The CAE program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

ASAE is a membership organization of more than 35,000 association executives and industry partners representing 7,400 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. For more information about ASAE, visit asaecenter.org.

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Patterson 2210 2016AMPED Association Management is thrilled to announce that President and Owner Lynda J. Patterson, FASAE, CAE has been nominated to serve as a Director at Large on the ASAE (American Society of Association Executives) Board of Directors.

Patterson will serve ASAE and the ASAE Foundation Board of Directors for a three-year term beginning September 1, 2017, along with association executives from a wide range of trade and professional organizations.

“It’s an honor to serve the profession I love,” said Patterson. “I’m especially excited about bringing my business/AMC experience and Midwest perspective to the table.”

“Change is constant in association management and I thrive on the diversity of our clients and staff perspectives. It’s necessary and one of the things I like most about what I do,” said Patterson. “Serving on the ASAE Board of Directors will challenge me and give me further opportunities to learn from other leaders in our industry and, by extension, benefit the associations we serve.”

This new role with ASAE is particularly timely as it coincides with the recent opening of AMPED’s DC office, giving Patterson the opportunity to participate on the ASAE Board, while also working locally with the DC staff.

AMPED extends its congratulations to all of the nominees for the ASAE and ASAE Foundation Board of Directors.

Patterson and the new board will be officially installed and join the remaining board members at the 2017 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, August 12–15, in Toronto, Canada.

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McCoy 2016 croppedAs part of its ongoing strategy to further grow services for partner clients, AMPED Association Management is pleased to announce the appointment of Christina McCoy as a managing director and meeting planner for one of AMPED’s newest association clients, the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA).

The FSTA is the voice for over 57 million fantasy sports players in the United States and Canada, and for the companies that provide services, news, information and competition to support this growing, $11 billion industry.

McCoy comes to AMPED as an association leader, most notably as vice chair for ASAE’s Young Professionals Committee. An ASAE NextGen Scholar, McCoy was recently featured in Meetings and Conventions Magazine as one of 15 young professionals to watch. McCoy has diverse experience with the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions. She brings a unique skillset in association management including budgeting, conference management, hotel contract negotiations, sponsor relationships, accounting, committee management, online community development, and government and public policy. 

“I'm honored for the privilege to support the AMPED team,” says McCoy. “The collective brainpower of new ideas here is incredibly energizing. I'm especially looking forward to Lynda Patterson's mentorship, which will be an invaluable asset on my path as an association executive.”

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