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Jen McCadden, MPA

Jen McCadden, MPA

Senior Associate jMcCadden@amsamc.com 202.495.3122 LinkedIn Profile


  • Serves as the Director of Operations for the Association of Home Office Underwriters (AHOU).
  • Specializes in strategic program, policies, and procedures development; operations; and board and committee management.
  • Received a Master of Public Administration degree from Villanova University and a B.A. in Sociology from Northeastern University.

Jen joined AMS in 2018 as a Senior Associate and has over eight years of experience in association management. Currently, Jen serves as the Director of Operations for the Association of Home Office Underwriters (AHOU).  AHOU is a group of insurance professionals associated with risk selection in the life, health, and living benefits insurance industries.  She plays a key role in the organization’s day-to-day activities.

Prior to joining AMS, Jen worked at the American Psychological Association (APA) as the Senior Governance Advisor and then as the Assistant Director of Policy and Communications for the Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation.  During her time at APA, she developed an online learning platform, worked with the Committee on Accreditation to develop new standards for doctoral-level psychology education, and maintained APA’s status as a recognized accreditation body.

After her time at APA, Jen joined the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) as the Accreditation and Programs Manager.  While there, she collaborated with the CBS Community Partnership Division to develop a series of public service announcements focused on epilepsy care options. Jen also developed organizational and accreditation policies and procedures and oversaw the annual accreditation review.  In addition to her work with NAEC, Jen served as a program manager for the Epilepsy Learning Health System, a collaborative effort to develop a learning health system led by the Epilepsy Foundation.

Jen is an active member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). She currently serves on the ASAE Young Professionals Committee (2018-2020) and was a member of ASAE’s 2018 NextGen Cohort. Originally from Chester County, PA, she now resides in Alexandria, VA with her husband Brandon.  She enjoys hiking, cooking, and the beach and is an avid Eagles fan.