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Licensing Executives Society USA and Canada, Inc. (LES) partners with Association Headquarters, Inc.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014  
Posted by: Katie Schneider
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Licensing Executives Society USA and Canada, Inc. (LES) partners with Association Headquarters, Inc. (AH) to manage ongoing operations and deliver enhanced value for LES members

November 2014

LES USA and Canada (LES) is pleased to announce the launch of a strategic partnership with Association Headquarters, Inc. (AH), to provide association management services to manage ongoing, day-to-day operations and to support all LES Meetings, Education Programs, and Strategic Initiatives.  This partnership will combine the diverse professional experience of AH personnel with the unique commitment and dedication of LES volunteer leaders.

Following an extensive search process, the LES Board of Trustees enthusiastically and unanimously selected AH based on the range of expertise available to expand LES membership, to increase attendance at meetings, including local chapter events, and to develop and deliver uniquely valuable membership benefits and resources for LES members.  The LES team within AH will include dedicated staff to manage LES local chapters, membership, education, marketing, and other activities.  LES will also benefit from the shared resources available through AH to support internal operations, including information technology, financial management, and vendor negotiations.

With dozens of other national and international association clients, AH has the specific experience necessary to serve LES members' needs.

LES Executive Director Ken Schoppmann will remain in his role, working closely with the AH team and LES leaders to maximize the effectiveness of this critical new partnership.

LES President Pamela Demain summarized this important new relationship, "AH's creativity and enthusiasm for working with LES were especially impressive.  We believe that the depth of their experience and resources will enable LES to improve the LES membership experience and expand the LES community.  We look forward to achieving the strategic goals of LES 2020 through the support and capabilities offered by AH. "

Bob Waller, President and CEO of AH, expressed their excitement about working with LES, "we are thrilled to have LES as our newest client partner!  Our team is already jumping in to get started with transition.  We look forward to helping LES reach its goals, and to a long term partnership!" Additional details on specific LES contacts at AH will be distributed shortly.

About LES USA and Canada
For 50 years, LES has been the leading association for intellectual property, technology, and business development professionals to achieve professional and personal success. Through unique networking and education opportunities, LES offers opportunities for members to connect, create, and collaborate for their mutual success.  As part of the Licensing Executives Society International (LESI), LES contributes to a global network of more than 11,000 members in over 90 countries who come together to share best practices and exchange information on the latest developments and opportunities for innovation deal making.

About Association Headquarters
Mt. Laurel-based Association Headquarters, Inc. (AH) is a leader in the field of voluntary organization management. For over 35 years, the company has provided executive management, trade show management, meeting and convention planning, public relations, marketing, creative services, membership development and administrative support for trade associations and professional societies, and today, manages more than 30 non-profit credentialing bodies, trade associations and professional societies. AH maintains AMC Institute Charter Accreditation status. The AMC Institute Accreditation program is based on an ANSI Standard. AH is the first Association Management Company (AMC) to become a Certified Customer Service Organization through the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA). For more information, visit www.associationheadquarters.com, connect with Association Headquarters on Facebook on youtube.com/AssociationHQ and follow @AssociationHQ on Twitter.


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