Tavern League of Wisconsin Starts New Chapter: Transitions to AMPED for Management, Staff and Headquarters
AMPED Association Management, an accredited full-service association management company (AMC) with offices in Madison, Wisconsin and Metro Washington, DC, has been selected to manage the Tavern League of Wisconsin (TLW).
As a partner with the TLW, AMPED will bring a wealth of trade association experience and provide full management services, including leadership, strategic planning, governance, policy, membership development, meeting planning, industry relations, financial management, and communications.
Michelle Czosek, CAE will serve as Executive Director of the TLW, overseeing all operations of the organization and working directly with the Board of Directors on strategy and budget. Michelle has over 30 years of experience managing a variety of professional and trade associations with expertise in education, event planning, membership and governance.
Tony Veroeven will serve as the Vice President of External Relations, focusing on partnerships and membership growth. Tony’s expertise in marketing, sales, and member relations will help guide the growth of the TLW and its Foundation.
“AMPED is very excited to be working with the TLW,” said Czosek. “We look forward to communicating the value of the TLW and working in partnership with the volunteer leaders so that they can focus on advancing the TLW and its mission with confidence, knowing that management and operations are in experienced hands.”
According to Chris Marsicano, TLW President, “AMPED provides a more cost-effective structure for the TLW and will deliver the highest quality services and benefits to all our members, while achieving our long-term goals. With AMPED, we will have the strength in technology, creativity, and focused management that will ensure the TLW’s value and relevance for years to come.”
The Tavern League of Wisconsin is a non-profit trade association dedicated to serving the needs of the retail beverage alcohol segment of the hospitality industry in the State of Wisconsin. The League provides their 5,000 members with legislative and government relations, legal information, and educational programs. The TLW Foundation contributes over $12 million to over 15,000 Wisconsin charities annually. The TLW SafeRide Program provides an average of 90,000 free rides home for patrons every year, contributing to a decline in alcohol-related fatalities.
The TLW is the latest of several stand-alone associations that AMPED has helped transition into the AMC model in the last few years. Especially during times of uncertainty, AMCs have the experience and resources to showcase the value of membership and take associations to the next level in their growth and initiatives.