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Full Service Management
Providing staffing resources to take care of all of your association's needs including all of the services listed
ALP has the expertise to develop and implement leadership development programs to create a pipeline of future leaders for leadership within your association, profession or industry.
Do you have a handle on operational needs but need consulting services to help grow your association? We can provide consulting services of the areas listed.
Don't feel you need full management services but need support in only certain operational areas? We can provide the added support so your association rises to the next level.
Membership Management, Recruitment and Retention
Providing clear reporting to target areas of potential growth. ALP can identify actions that create results.
Meetings and Conferences
From site selection and contract negotiation to logistics and on site management, ALP has the experience to make your events stand out
Providing analysis, budgeting, tracking and reporting that will make the Treasurer's job easy
Governance, Board and Committee Management
Providing top level management and advice on bylaws, job descriptions and elections. We make sure your association has well documented meetings and clearly defined roles and responsibilities.
ALP can show your organization new trends in producing educational events as well as manage continuing education criteria.
Providing a comprehensive analysis of your association's communications while initiating a strategy for your unique needs
Marketing and Promotion
We provide ideas on how to reach your audience while keeping costs low
ALP has a history of building relationships that culminate in added value for your association.
Cate Langley, CAE
Cate has over twenty years' experience in association management. Cate's background is diverse, having worked for several associations within two management companies both as Executive Director and Director of Meetings. Before launching ALP, Cate was the Director of Association Management Services with the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). When APTA decided to discontinue the management services department, Cate saw an opportunity to create a new kind of management company. Choosing to partner with other association professionals to create a powerhouse of knowledge and experience, several previous clients moved to ALP and three of her former staff joined ALP.
Cate has led associations through change and transition with a focus on Board empowerment and leadership. She provides her client leaders with the tools and knowledge to make the best decisions for their organizations. Cate has executed numerous educational conferences and events to include both domestic and international meetings. She has a passion for continuing education and leadership development. Cate obtained the CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) in 2007, CAE (Certified Association Executive) in 2009 and completed the IOM (Institute for Organization Management). Cate studied Organizational Development and Leadership (BA, Integrative Studies) at George Mason University. She is currently pursuing a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) at William & Mary.
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In her role at APTA Catherine Langley worked well with the Private Practice Section in Association management She is a consummate professional who is willing to do whatever it takes to ensure satisfaction with her clients. Cate was professional and took a personal approach with her management style. Her ability to manage multiple people and projects simultaneously allowed for smooth operation and transitions in our organization. I have nothing but praise for her skills and effort.
Catherine has been an excellent and expert professional in assisting our professional association in component management services. She has guided our association's successful accomplishments in helping us achieve financial stability and growth, as well as making great strides towards our strategic plan and vision. She is dependable, honest and fair in her relationships. Cate has helped us through potentially frightening transitions in executive leadership, stepping in herself as a very able interim. She was an excellent mentor and educator in getting new executives up to speed and familiar with the goals of our association. Her interactions with our members have been professional, caring and problem solving oriented. She is a definite asset on any association management team.
When a lead staff member left us six weeks before our biggest event of the year, Association Leadership Partners was able to immediately jump right in and take the hand-off without missing a beat. Hiring an experienced association leader with an industry-recognized professional certification as opposed to a temp worker made all the difference in my level of confidence that the critical tasks would be handled with the skill set and competence that only a seasoned professional could bring to my organization. I could not have made it through my event without Association Leadership Partners.
Suzie Callan, IOM
Suzie has more than fifteen years' experience in association management. Before working with ALP, Suzie was an Executive Director for multiple components with the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). She has led associations through change and transition and has executed many conferences and events. Suzie completed the IOM Northeast Program in 2018 (US Chamber if Commerce - Institute for Organization Management).
Julia Rice, CAE, IOM
Julia has worked in many areas of association management over the last 16 years at the American Physical Therapy Association. Her experience spans work in regulatory affairs, state legislative affairs and governance. For 10 of the 16 years, Julia served in the role of Executive Director for multiple physical therapy associations. She is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and a graduate of the Institute of Organization Management (IOM). Prior to working at APTA, Julia had the opportunity to work in several other fields including catering and event management, health club management and teaching.
Julia is a graduate of Wake Forest University.
Samantha Negrete, Director of Client Financial Services
Sam has over thirteen years of non-profit accounting experience. Prior to joining ALP, she oversaw the management of the Component Financial Services team at the American Physical Therapy Association which has provided accounting services for 25 client contracts. Sam is well-versed in providing top-notch services tailored to meet each individual client need. This includes regular financial reporting, analysis, research and advice, personalized budget preparation, and tax/audit coordination.
ALP provides full service management services to the following:
- Academy of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Physical Therapy
- Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy
- Academy of Physical Therapy Research
- Air Medical Physician Association
- APTA Alabama
- APTA Alaska
- APTA District of Columbia
- APTA Indiana
- APTA Michigan
- APTA New Mexico
- Federal Section, APTA
- National Federation of Press Women
- National Federation of Press Women Education Fund
ALP has provided project based, short term, and consulting to the following:
- Heart Failure Society of America
- Infinity Conference Group
- Private Practice Section, APTA
- The Oceanography Society
A Few Words About ALP
Association Leadership Partners (ALP) began with a conversation several years ago. As association professionals, we participated and collaborated through an "idea swap" hosted by our own professional organization (ASAE). Those conversations of sharing best practices and ideas while working for our respective associations began a relationship that has now culminated into our own company. We have a combined 50 years of experience in association management with diverse backgrounds that include governance, membership development, meeting planning, education, marketing, public relations, leadership development and business development. We also leverage our long-term relationships with other association professionals and frequently continue to share ideas that benefit the associations we manage.