One of the fundamental benefits for a non-profit organization to be served by an association management firm is the ability to access a range of expertise and personnel resources on an as-needed basis. At ASMI, each client is assigned one key account executive who coordinates the interaction with other key staff in the ASMI organization.
Elizabeth B. Armstrong, MAM, CAE, QASPresident, Account Executive
Beth is ASMI president and chief staff executive for several ASMI clients, leading the staff service teams and ensuring the annual work plans are...
Harry W. Buzzerd, Jr., CAEChairman, Founder, Owner, Management Counsel
Chief executive officer and owner, “Buzz” oversees total ASMI company performance and is ultimately responsible for programs and financial management of client associ
Dawn M. Shiley, CAE, QAS, TSMBE, CVEPMarketing & Communications Director, Account Executive
Dawn is ASMI’s chief communications and marketing professional and manages specific programs for several clients. She is proficient in newsletter writing, editing and p
Barbara B. TyeryarChief Operating Officer Finance, Grants & Facilities Administrator
Barbara coordinates ASMI’s human and capital resources for client advancement, as ASMI chief operating officer. She is a long-term staff executive who has grown...
Clay D. Tyeryar, MAM, CAE, QASPresident, Trade Associations Division Account Executive
Clay’s areas of expertise include international trade, lobbying, government relations, fundraising, international exhibition management and production, trade missions a
Additional Professional Staff
ASMI is a family business with more than 25 employees, many who have been with the company for more than 20 years. ASMI’s executive personnel are well-qualified and exceptionally well-credentialed – the majority of ASMI’s account executives are Certified Association Executives (CAEs), and all are Qualified Association Specialists (QAS). In 2014, 14 of ASMI’s staff completed a 12-module series to earn the QAS designation from the Florida Society of Association Executives. ASMI has the largest cohort of QASs of any organization in the world.
Staff also holds a variety of professional designations and recognition according to their areas of specialty, such as the Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) in the meetings department and TSMBE (The Social Media Business Equation Certification) in the communications and marketing department.
ASMI support staff is committed to customer service, and capably fill clients’ needs. Employees are encouraged to participate in leadership positions with non-profit organizations, such as the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), the International Association of Association Management Companies (IAAMC), and the National Association of Manufacturers Associations Council (NAM Associations Council). ASMI staff volunteers hundreds of hours annually to have the same solid understanding of volunteerism, as do clients’ members.
ASMI staff experience, education and training in management and development of associations benefits each client. Staff collectively hold many undergraduate and graduate degrees relevant to serving not-for-profit organizations. Some represent clients internationally, allowing unique opportunities to grow using existing personal and professional contacts and strong cultural and governance perspectives.
Rachael Alter, EMT, QASProgram Manager
Rachael is the staff liaison for the Pediatric Emergency Care Council and the Data Managers Council for the National Association of State EMS Officials...
Judith O. BuzzerdMeetings and Travel Director
Judy supports conventions and meetings management; participates in special client projects; and assists in facilities management. She serves clients by providing member s
Rebecca CampbellMember Relations Coordinator
Rebecca coordinates logistics for the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP), services and manages the EMEX trade show for the International Association of Eme
Kelly EiglerFinance Manager
Kelly is an experienced nonprofit accounting professional providing financial and administrative services, including reporting, budgeting, analysis of key performance ind
Claire Etheridge, QASMembership and Programs Manager, Marketing Management, Social Media Management
Claire Etheridge serves as the membership and programs manager for the American Trauma Society, and is responsible for supporting its day-to-day membership recruitment ef
Chelsea F. Steadman, M.S., QASProject Manager
Chelsea is the assistant executive director for IAEM She is the staff liaison to the IAEM-USA Board of Directors and coordinates all committee and...
Eileen FloresProgram Manager
Eileen is the Trauma Survivors Network Program Advisor for the American Trauma Society. Her work focuses on supporting national office staff and TSN Coordinators...
Dia Gainor, MPA, QAS, EMT-P (ret.)Account Executive
Dia is the executive director for the National Association of State Emergency Medical Services Officials (NASEMSO) and provides strategic leadership to promote and expand
Olivia GalinisProject Coordinator
Olivia helps coordinate client events, projects, and member services for the National Homeland Security Association, the Emergency Management Accreditation Program, the I
Mary F. Hedges, MPA, QASProgram Manager
Mary is a program manager serving the National Association of State EMS Official (NASEMSO). She is the staff liaison for the NASEMSO Medical Directors...
Thad HuguleyGovernment Affairs Director
Thad is the government affairs director for the U.S. Council of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM-USA). He develops and implements strategies for.
Julie Husk, JD, QASProgram Manager
Julie is program manager for several ASMI clients, providing support to committees and work groups, producing conference programs, speaker coordination, and board/ govern
Nicole LivingstonAccount Executive
As executive director for the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP), Nicole provides executive-level supervision and day-to-day management, including: directi
Christine JacobsProgram Manager
Christine is the assistant director of the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP). She coordinates special projects, including EMAP’s pilot programs in t
Katherine JosephProgram Manager
Katherine Joseph is the National Trauma Survivors Network coordinator for the American Trauma Society. Her focus is to support TSN coordinators as they implement...
Sharon L. Kelly, QASExecutive Assistant, Meeting Registrar, Database Manager, Certification Administrator
Sharon is the ASMI meetings registrar and database manager. She provides member services and support to the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) and...
David LiebmanAccreditation Administrator, Assessment Coordinator
David is an assessment coordinator for the Emergency Accreditation Program (EMAP). He is responsible for the assessment process for state and local programs including...
Kate McClimans, IOM, QAS, CVEPProgram Manager
Kate is a program manager and provides support for the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM). She assists with the IAEM Certification Program, as...
Kevin McGinnis, QAS, MPSProgram Manager
As program manager for the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO), Kevin assists NASEMSO officers and staff to plan, coordinate, and fulfill the...
Kristi NadlerAssessment Coordinator
Kristi is the assessment coordinator for the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP). She will provide direct coordination and organization of EMAP’s assessm
Suzanne M. Prentiss, MPA, NRPAccount Executive
Sue serves as the executive director of the American Trauma Society, leading efforts to grow and support the organization’s programs, research, and resources. She...
Zoe Renfro, QASProject Coordinator
Zoe is a project coordinator for NASEMSO. She coordinates the needs of NASEMSO’s contract team currently assisting on two of NASEMSO’s federal contracts. Additionally
McKenzie RileyEducational Program Manager
McKenzie is the educational program manager for the American Trauma Society (AMS). Her work focuses on maintaining and expanding in-person, online, and other distance-bas
Kathy Robinson, RN, QASProgram Manager, Account Executive
Kathy is the director of strategic partnerships for the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) and staffs the association’s Trauma Managers Council, and.
Michelle Savoie, CMP, DES, QAS, CVEPProgram Manager, Meeting Planner
Michelle is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and uses her comprehensive knowledge of meetings management to enhance the experiences of ASMI clients. PEMA uses...
Lindsey WintersTraining and Education Coordinator
As training coordinator, Lindsey supports the Emergency Management Accreditation Program’s (EMAP) comprehensive training program including online training webinars and
Leslee Stein-Spencer, RNProgram Manager
As a program advisor, Leslee assists the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) officers and staff on domestic preparedness issues. Leslee has more...
Karen ThompsonNewsletter Editor, Webmaster, Editorial Consultant
In addition to her role as editor of the IAEM Bulletin, monthly newsletter of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), Karen manages IAEM...
Jody Toman, MPH, MAGrant and Proposal Writer
Jody provides proposal and project writing services to the National Association of State Emergency Medical Services Officials (NASEMSO). She is currently the technical wr