We are professional managers, highly skilled in the specialized disciplines required to manage the needs and services of membership organizations. We have proven success in providing management services to trade associations and professional societies with local, state, national, and international scope. Our staff has a combined experience of 30 years in association management and 30 years in top-level organizational management.
MEI’s leaders know first hand the advantages, disadvantages, and pitfalls of both large and small organizations, having worked as employees and managers in both. They have demonstrated success in developing, managing and balancing finances, organizational structures, growth and long-range plans for organizations of various sizes, within whatever resources are available.
MEI’s staff are not just workers. They’re participants in the conduct of our clients’ business, in the conduct of our own business, and in returning to our industry and our community some measure of the benefits we enjoy. Weekly staff meetings are a forum for free and open exchange. Continuing professional development is encouraged.
Corporately and personally we take active roles in the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, the Dayton and Ohio Societies of Association Executives, the American Society of Association Executives, the Institute of Association Management Companies, and in more personal local and religious organizations.
Our regular staff is augmented by a team of consulting staff – an accountant, a certified financial planner, and several lawyers. The accountant is primarily MEI’s accountant, but is also available (as are other accountants) to perform accounting services for our clients should they wish CPA-performed accounting in lieu of MEI doing the accounting work. Our financial planner assists MEI in managing its assets, investments, and employee benefit programs, but is also available to our clients for financial planning and counsel. We retain the services of three law firms also available to our clients – one for general and corporate law counsel, and two with specialized credentials in association law.