Expert Details

Expert in Trade Show Start-up & Production; Magazine Publishing; Association Management; Entrepreneurship; Marketing; Not-For-Profit Board Training, Development, and Orientation

Expert ID: 725669 Georgia, USA

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Expert consults in the trade show, magazine publishing, and association management business. He owns his own company and is responsible for overall profitable operations of the business and new business development and start-up.

Expert has consulted with numerous business and association entities concerning business operations and management.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1977 Degree: MBA Subject: Management Institution: Georgia State University
Year: 1971 Degree: BBA with High Distinction and The Distinguished ROTC Graduate Subject: Management Institution: University of Kentucky
Year: 1993 Degree: Graduate Commandant's List Subject: Military science & general staff operations Institution: U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1985 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President/Owner Department: Executive
Small business owner and operator in the trade show, magazine publishing, and association management businesses. He is responsible for overall profitable operations of the business and new business development and start-up.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1977 to 1985 Employer: Medical Association of Atlanta Title: Assistant Executive Director and General Manager Department: Executive
He was responsible for the profitable operation of a wholly-owned profit-making subsidiary of the not-for-profit medical society. The business operated an around-the-clock telephone answering and radio paging service for 1,000+ medical doctors; a medical collections agency; and a medical personnel recruiting agency.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1971 to 1993 Employer: U. S. Army Title: Major Department: Field Artillery
He was a regular Army officer upon graduation from the University of Kentucky ROTC program. He held command and staff positions in the Federal Republic of Germany and in the continental United States. He was later a member of the Individual Ready Reserves of the US Army and is a Ranger and paratrooper.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1971 to 1977 Agency: United States Army Role: Regular Army commissioned officer Description: Expert served as a field artillery officer after attending airborne and Ranger schools.
Years: 1977 to 1993 Agency: United States Army Reserve Role: Individual Ready Reserves Description: Expert served as a major in the Army Reserves where he completed the Field Artillery Officer Advance Course and the Command and General Staff College.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the Georgia Society of Association Executives, 1978 – present; chief elected officer (president)
the American Society of Association Executives, 1981 – present;
Certified Association Executive, 1983 – 2007 while actively managing associations;
the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (formerly IAEM), 2003 – present;
Certified in Exhibition Management; the National Eagle Scout Association, Life Member; and the University of Kentucky Alumni Association, Life Member.
Licenses / Certifications
Expert is Certified in Association Management (CAE) and Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM).
Professional Appointments
Expert was the board president of the Georgia Society of Association Executives in 1985-86.
Awards / Recognition
Expert earned the US Army Ranger tab and parachutist qualification along with two awards of the Army Commendation medal.
Clifford M. Clarke Award as the outstanding association executive in Georgia,

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Expert has written and provided numerous training courses in the field of association management, association board orientation and training, association strategic planning, and was a master instructor for 13 years at the American Fence Association Field Training School at Texas State Technical College and the University of Georgia.
Vendor Selection
He is experienced in all aspects of sourcing and locating vendors needed to produce a trade show and convention as well as to publish a national trade magazine supported by paid advertising.
Marketing Experience
Experienced and familiar with the association management, convention and trade show, and the deck & fence construction and manufacturing industries.
Other Relevant Experience
He is experienced with virtually all aspects of small business operations and financial management along with family-owned business issues.

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