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AMS Earns Accreditation by AMC Institute

Washington, DC – Washington, DC-based AMS announced today that it has earned accreditation from AMC Institute (AMCI), the global trade association representing the association management industry.

Among 500-plus Association Management Companies (AMCs) worldwide, only 13% have achieved AMC Institute Accreditation, demonstrating the commitment and the ability to deliver the highest level of professional management services to association and not-for-profit clients.  These AMCs are the recognized choice of association and not-for-profit organizations.

“We applaud AMS on this significant achievement,” AMCI Chair Jeanne Sheehy said. “AMCI accreditation requires that association management firms demonstrate adherence to operational and ethical best practices, as outlined in the AMCI standard. Accreditation distinguishes AMS’ ongoing commitment to leadership in association management.”

AMCI Accreditation is recognized and supported by ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership and is based on the ANSI Standard of Good Practices for the AMC Industry.  ANSI requires that the standard be reviewed and updated regularly to remain an approved standard.  Measurable performance practices include contracts and service delivery; employee recruitment, training and professional development; and financial management and internal controls, among others.  AMCs must earn re-accreditation every four years, demonstrating to an independent outside auditor that they continue to meet the standard.

John Flatley, President of AMS, has been positioning AMS to undertake the process over the past year. “It was truly a team effort to demonstrate our commitment to excellence in servicing our client-partners,” said Flatley.  “AMS is honored to be part of a small percentage of accredited association management companies.”

Association management companies specialize in managing associations and not-for-profit organizations, providing leadership and professional management services through experienced staff, best practices and shared resources.  As AMCs manage multiple association and not-for-profit clients, their experience and knowledge base are broad and substantial, positioning AMCs as the preferred choice for full-service and specialized management services.

For more about AMC Institute accreditation, visit AMCI Accreditation.