An Endorsement of Our Expertise

AMPED goes far beyond our industry’s benchmarks for professionalism and responsibility. Our best practices, developed over decades of association management success, are backed by our teams’ commendable range of certifications.


We constantly encourage and support our staff in seeking new professional certifications. Below are some of the standout credentials and certificates that the AMPED team has earned.

American Society of Association Executives

The Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential is the marker of a committed association professional who has demonstrated the wide range of knowledge essential to managing an association in today’s challenging environment. Nearly a quarter of AMPED staff have earned this distinguished recognition and include "CAE" in their credentials.

The ASAE Fellows program is among ASAE’s highest honors, recognizing individuals who have significantly impacted the association community through exemplary volunteer service and leadership, extraordinary accomplishments, or other major contributions to ASAE and the profession of association management. The ASAE Fellows program is an honorary recognition bestowed on less than 1 percent of ASAE’s membership. It is also a call to continued leadership and service. Lynda J. Patterson, FASAE, CAE proudly represents AMPED and the association management profession as an ASAE Fellow.

Certified Meeting Professional

The Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) program enhances the knowledge and performance of meeting professionals, promotes the status and credibility of the meeting profession, and advances uniform standards of practice. A CMP designation shows that an individual conveys expertise in planning, managing, and executing successful meetings and events.

Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional

A nationally recognized CNAP designation certifies the expertise and commitment of nonprofit financial managers and accounting professionals. The program teaches best practices for critical skills specific to nonprofit organizations.


AMC Institute

Of the more than 500 association management companies worldwide, AMPED is one of only 80 to achieve the AMC Institute’s accreditation, an honor demonstrating the highest level of skill and commitment to our work.

The accreditation evaluation is the most demanding and comprehensive in our industry. Clients of accredited AMCs [such as AMPED] should feel assured that this exclusive group operates with the highest level of professionalism and responsibility, and consistently meets or exceeds all industry requirements - AMC Institute

Woman-Owned Business Enterprise

AMPED is proud to be recognized as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) by the State of Wisconsin.

IATAN Accreditation

IATAN Accreditation is used as the industry-wide standard identification by suppliers such as hotel and resort chains, cruise lines, car rental companies, theme parks, rail companies to simplify reservations, sales activities, and commission distribution. IATAN offers global recognition and global reach between the supplier community and travel professionals.

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