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References from Jim Thompson, CAE, IOM, Executive Director, Association Executives of North Carolina


  Potential Speakers/Consultants

 1. Ann Atkinson

President and CEO

Atkinson and Associates, LLC

575 Orme Circle, NE

Atlanta, GA 30306

404.876.2831 – phone

404-872.3279 – fax
PresentationsKeynote SpeechesWorkshopsExecutive CoachingSeminars


2. Sheila Birnbach, LCSW-C

President,  G B Associates, Inc.

6517 Kabletown Rd. Charles Town, WV 25414

304.724.8866 – phone  304.724.5010 – fax


Personal Skills Development , Interpersonal Skills Development , Management And Leadership Development


3. Tony Carvajal, IOM, MPA, CAE

Primemover, Carvajal Consulting & Management

3396 Deer Lane Dr. Tallahassee, FL 32312

850.201.8899 – phone  850.201.8901 – fax

 Retreats, facilitation, team building, leadership training, workshops, staff training, keynotes, board training, strategic planning, government affairs/lobbying support


4. Bob Harris, CAE

Non Profit Resource Center

335 Beard St

Tallahassee, FL 32303

850.570.6000 – phone

850.297.2800 – fax


All aspects of non-profit training.


5. Chris Kush, MPP

President Soapbox, LLC

5225 Wisconsin Ave., NW  Washington, DC 20015

202.362.5910 – phone   202.362.7922 – fax
Strategic grassroots training, consulting, and issue-based campaigns.  Soapbox builds grassroots capacity that focuses on relationship-building between members, elected officials,  news media.


6. Kip Lilly, MA, IOM

Lilly Foresight Dynamics

165 Western Ave., N, Suite 500

Saint Paul, MN 55102

651.222.7711 – phone

651.222.7711 – fax


Organizational Development Consulting Services, Leadership Development Programs, Individual Skill Development Programs, Financial Development Programs, Community Development Programs


7. Ed McMillan, CPA, CAE

McMillan & Associates

P.O. Box 771 Forest Hill, MD 21050

410.893.2308 – phone  
410.893.2308 – fax


The leader in finance/accounting knowledge for associations


8. Wayne Mitchell, IOM


P.O. Box 5542

Augusta, ME 04332

207.626.3188 – phone

207.622.9111 – fax


ProdComm provides multi-dimensional services to businesses, government, non-profit groups and associations across a variety of management, training & development, public & governmental affairs disciplines


9. Jon Hockman

Principal & Partner

Dream Dare DO

2100 Lee Hwy, Suite 201

703.465.8306 – phone

703.465.2797 – fax


Coaching, organizational effectiveness, strategic planning

10. Jeff De Cagna

Chief Strategist and Founder

Principled Innovation LLC

901 15th St. South

Arlington, VA 22202

703.414.8201 – phone

703.832.0566 – fax


De Cagna is committed to innovation in associations and in the association community as a whole. He is the association community’s leading voice for innovation and works exclusively with associations on the challenges of crafting strategy, organizing for innovation and leveraging knowledge in a turbulent and uncertain world.


11. Samuel Erkonen, JD, LLM


Howe and Hutton, LTD

20 N. Wacker Dr.

Chicago, IL 60606

312.263.3001 – phone

312.372.6685 – fax


Dedicated to the full service representation of nonprofit organizations - trade associations, professional societies, public charities, educational organizations, and foundations - as well as for profit and nonprofit organizations in the meeting and hospitality industries. Antitrust, Bylaws, Codes of ethics, Computer, Contract drafting.


12. Tom Pierce, MBA


Pierce Communications Group

P.O. Box 1494

Burlington, VT 05402

802.862.8688 – phone

802.862.8648 – fax


marketing, motivating, and mentoring businesses and nonprofits