Jespersen comes to ABS with more than 10 years of experience in the association management profession, most recently serving as Director of Membership Development for New Jersey Business Industry Association.
In her new position at ABS, Jespersen will be responsible for business development and will oversee The Municipal Monitor TM, a local government monitoring service.
“Jeanne has the experience and the enthusiasm ABS needs in this leadership position to continue to meet our clients’ expectations,” said Karla Pollack, ABS co-founder. “Our clients will benefit from Jeanne’s insight and creativity.”
“The rising popularity of associations hiring an AMC is not surprising,” continued ABS co-founder Paula Hartman. “We are seeing more and more elected leaders with limited time to run their associations turning to ABS for financial management, writing services, event sponsorship outreach, and membership development.”
Prior to her work with the NJBIA, Jespersen owned and operated a profitable retail artist materials store for 20 years where she gained her foundational knowledge of effective business management and client relations.
The Association Business Solutions has a staff of eight and is headquartered in Trenton, NJ. ABS currently serves nine national and regional organizations on a full-service or project basis.
247 East Front Street, Trenton, NJ 08611
609-392-3800 – 609-392-0244 – www.absnj.com
According to the AMC Institute, U.S. associations and nonprofits contribute approximately 10 percent to the Gross Domestic Product. And nine out of 10 adult Americans now belong to at least one association. Association Management Companies (AMCs) are for-profit businesses that provide professional management and administrative services to tax-exempt or nonprofit organizations.
The AMC industry (number of firms) has grown by 150 percent since 1986 and now encompasses more than 670 association management companies across the U.S. and beyond. In addition, AMCs collectively manage annual budgets exceeding $3.4 billion, represent more than 4,600 clients and employ 7,600 association management professionals. The average AMC-managed association budget is $677,000 with the range anywhere from $50,000 to more than $16 million annually. The AMC industry is also a conventions powerhouse, booking nearly 2 million room nights and $1 billion in meetings and conventions services annually.
Association Business Solutions (ABS) is a member of the AMC Institute (www.AMCInstitute.org)