More Than Keeping Your Mission on Track.

We realize how hard-earned your organization’s success is. We see building on it as a tremendous responsibility and privilege. Whether you’re looking for unparalleled talent during a time of transition or you hope to exchange insights with industry peers, trust us to go above and beyond.

Qualities that Set Us Apart

A history of success empowering associations
Accreditation and national recognition
Sound financial systems for government and/or internal audits
A goal of operational excellence
Our People

Association CEO Team

Association CEO has a strong network of interim CEOs and C-Suite Executives that changes based on assignments.
Lynda B Patterson, FASAE, CAE
Daniel C. Borschke, FASAE, CAE
Suzanne Chaffee Berry, CAE
Bob Doucette
Dresden Farrand
Randy Fiser
Ronald Jackson, MPA, CPM, EDECP
Charles Jeffers
John Koehr
Ann Link, CAE
Elizabeth O'Connor
Chris Strong
Linda Taliaferro, CAE
Michael Theo, CAE, RCE
Leading Through Transitions
Amanda Bishop
Yvette Dominguez
CEO Support
Jeanne Weiss
Marketing Director
Key Attributes

What We Expect.

Past experience and accolades only tell part of the story. We vet the talent that we partner with using an additional set of standards:

Competence across disciplines

Ability to read people, in service of strengthening relationships

Tailoring strategies to their audience

Tactful communication


Skill in logic and persuasion


Quick decision-making

An excellent memory

A strong moral compass

Sharing credit easily and graciously

Handling criticism extraordinarily well

A sense of humor




The Proof is in the Partnerships

Because the talent we manage and our client organizations should get the final word.
Lynda Patterson and her team did a great job with a tough board at our recent strategic planning session. The Board requested to change the agenda at the last minute and without batting an eye Lynda took control and guided us through the exercise using her well-thought-out process. It worked, and at the end of the session we were all very pleased with what we came up with. We would highly recommend her.
Board Chairman
National philanthropic organization
Lynda very much shares the vision our Board has for this organization. Indeed, she has led the charge in many ways we could not, acting with energy and passion in everything she does. We tackled several new initiatives this year that would not have been possible without Lynda’s forward-thinking and experimental vision for how associations can and should work.
Eric Lanke, CAE
Former WSAE Chair
CEO, National Fluid Power Association
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