Bryan Nicholson has supported numerous national and international trade associations and coalitions since joining Association Management Strategies (AMS) in 2010. In this time, Bryan has led a wide-range of activities including, but not limited to, Board of Directors management; communications; conference and event planning, promotion, and execution; executive leadership search; membership development and engagement; strategic planning; operations, program, and project management; and website development.
Bryan serves as the Executive Director of the Life Insurance Settlement Association (LISA), a diverse group of stakeholders that promotes the development, integrity and reputation of the life settlement industry and advocates for a competitive marketplace for life settlement providers while advancing the highest standards of practice and professional development for the industry.
In addition, Bryan serves as the Executive Director of BAHP: The Center for Baby and Adult Hygiene Products. BAHP serves as the unified voice for the personal absorbent hygiene products industry in North America, representing more than 90 percent of the market. BAHP supports its members by advocating on legislative and policy issues surrounding the safety, sustainability, and integrity of industry’s three main product divisions: menstrual products, baby diapers and adult incontinence.
Bryan also serves as the Executive Director of the Sorptive Minerals Institute (SMI), a national trade association representing the producers and marketers of products made from absorbent clay minerals. SMI members represent a multibillion-dollar industry whose products have a wide variety of commercial, industrial, and consumer applications. which serve as the advocacy, marketing, promotional, and research arms of the absorbent clay industry.
Bryan is an active member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).
Prior to joining AMS, Bryan served in various management roles with Amazon.com, Avon Products, Inc. and United Parcel Service (UPS). Bryan has a M.A. in International Affairs from the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at the New School for Public Engagement in Manhattan and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh.
Bryan resides in Paoli, PA with his wife Catie, daughter Avery, son Graeme, and a cockapoo named Winnie.