Our Talent, Partners & Community

The 40+ members of our incredible team include CAE (Certified Association Executive), CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) and FASAE (Fellow of the American Society of Association Executives) designates.

It’s thanks to them that AMPED is one of only 80 firms worldwide with the prestigious AMC Institute accreditation, endorsing excellence in performance, professionalism, and responsibility.

Executive Team

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Lynda Bouchard Patterson, FASAE, CAE
President and Owner
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Michael Battaglia, CAE, CNAP
VP of Client Services
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Jen Brydges, CAE
VP of Organizational Development

AMPED Team

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Emily Bardach, CAE, CNAP
Account Executive
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Amanda Bishop
HR Administrator
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Chris Caple
Meetings Director
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Sarah Carrillo
Program Manager
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Rachel Connor
Online Learning/Program Manager
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Yvette Dominguez
Meetings Coordinator
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Terry Driscoll
Association Manager
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Delaney Fenske
Technology and Training Coordinator
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Natalie Girard
Marketing and Communications
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Alexandra Harjung, CMP, CTIS
Meetings Manager
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Jackie Kimball
Director of Client Services
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Shelby Knight
Program and Marketing Coordinator
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Karie Krantz
Director of Client Relations
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Tanner Krantz
Marketing and Communications Intern
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William Lancaster
Accounting Clerk
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Keri Lore
Education Manager
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Brittany Marsala Olson
Meetings Director
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Christina McCoy, CAE
Account Executive
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Will Mossa
Marketing and Communications
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Amy Motyka, CMP
Associate Director/Meetings Manager
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Dana J. Murn, CAE
Associate Director/Program Manager
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Heather Outhuse
Membership and Program Manager
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Elizabeth Pansegrau
Client Services Coordinator
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Charlotte Patterson
Director of Operations
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Henry Patterson
Executive Intern
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Diana Peterson, QAS
Client Support Specialist
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Corinn Ploessl
Director of Organizational Development
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Kim Potter
Membership and Program Manager
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Amanda Safa, CMP
Meetings Director
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Jeynae Saillard
Meetings Manager
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Jacob Slonim
Association Coordinator
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Nate Sperloen
IT Director
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Taylor St. John
Program and Meetings Coordinator
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Gina M. Staskal, CNAP
Finance Manager
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Amanda Stimart, CMP
Meetings Director
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Kim Striebel
Finance Manager
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Kim Thompson
DC Managing Director/Client Services Specialist
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Karisa Trudgeon
Marketing and Communications
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Tony Veroeven, CAE, CNAP
Account Executive
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Jeanne Weiss
Director of Creative Services and Marketing
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Tris Withington
Office Manager
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Rachael Wood
Marketing and Communications Manager

Our Partners

AMPED's professional partners help us deliver value and insight for our association clients. We work with a range of firms in the areas of IT, legal services, lobbying, as well as finance and investment.

Finance and Investment Services

  • Asset Mark
  • Edward Jones
  • Johnson Bank
  • Morgan Stanley
  • RBC Investments
  • Robert W Baird
  • TD Ameritrade
  • Truist Advisory
  • Wintrust
  • UBS

Checking and Savings Banks

  • Atlantic Union Bank
  • BMO Harris
  • Capital One
  • First Business Bank
  • Huntington National Bank
  • Park Bank
  • Town Bank
  • Truist
  • Wells Fargo
  • Whiteford Taylor & Preston

IT Services

  • Accredited Design LLC
  • Capital City IT
  • ReMachines
  • Taylor Computer Services

Legal Services

  • Arent Fox
  • Godfrey and Kahn
  • Howe & Hutton
  • Husch Blackwell
  • Littler
  • McGuire Woods
  • Michael Best & Friedrich
  • Quarles & Brady
  • Stafford Rosenbaum
  • Tenenbaum Law Group

CPAs

  • Chambers CPA
  • KWC CPAs
  • Wegner CPAs

AMS Systems

  • Findjoo
  • Growthzone
  • HigherLogic 
  • MatrixMAXX
  • Memberclicks
  • MemberSuite
  • NetForum
  • NOAH
  • Your Membership

Learning Management Systems

  • Classroom LMS (MemberClicks)
  • HigherLogic
  • Path Blue Sky
  • PropFuel
  • On24

Serving Our Community

We’re incredibly proud of the dozens of local organizations and causes supported by our individual team members. AMPED makes sure to give back as a collective, as well, offering our time, expertise, and office space to various inspiring, mission-driven organizations. 

Ingold Family Foundation

The Ingold Family Foundation is dedicated to cultivating environments of inspiration and motivation. They connect youth to community leaders and foster ecosystems of excellence. Ingold Family Foundation events transform dreams into goals and support the next generation’s vision of success.

From AMPED President and Owner, Lynda, J. Patterson, FASAE, CAE: "When UW-Madison Athletic Director, Chris McIntosh, asked me to meet with Alec, one of his ex-players and now with the NFL, I was honored that he thought of me to help get this idea off the ground. I was immediately taken by Alec’s story, his mission, and his passion to share his gifts and make a lasting impact on the kids he serves. And I saw and felt that impact while attending one of Alec’s Money Mini Camps. Watching the students connect and share and, ultimately, grow, was profound! Alec truly has a gift to inspire and help build a better future for so many, and I’m honored to play a part in moving his vision forward."

Make-A-Wish, Wisconsin - Madison

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children living with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. AMPED is honored to donate office space and administrative services to the Madison chapter of Make-A-Wish.

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