A Few Words From Our Customers

Your presentation was awesome-I heard that from everyone as well.  I would like to continue the relationship with you and Rob.  The board and I both need the help.

Ed Younglove

Chairman of the Board, Professional Ski Instructors Association – American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI)

Thank you for allowing me to sit in. I really enjoyed it, not only was it very helpful and germane to what Executive Director’s should know, but it was presented in a very easy-to-digest manner.

Michael Sakata

Vice President of Operations, American Road & Transportation Builders Association, Executive Director, Metropolitan Washington Area Road & Transportation Builders Association

I learned a lot at the class and found it incredibly valuable. Thanks so much!

Ruth Simon

Program Director, Public Accountants Society of Colorado

We, too, have used Jeff and Rob from Leading Associations for board facilitation, board retreat planning, legislative prioritization planning and board leadership resources.  You won’t find many better.

Tim Jackson, CAE

CEO, Colorado Auto Dealers Association

I would highly recommend Leading Associations located here in Denver. One of the owners Jeff Arnold, CAE is past president of CSAE and they are actively involved with the association. I have participated in their Board bootcamp and have heard amazing reviews on their board training programs.

Adrienne Segundo, IOM

COO/Chairman, Limitless ASR

NFA learned a great deal from Rob Spangler and Leading Associations.  LA was key in helping to develop the NFA Board.  Leading Associations was able to give NFA direction that will help our association and members thrive into the future.  I found that Rob Spangler worked very well under pressure and in helping us to put together the most innovative conventions our organization had ever seen.

Jennifer McDaniel

President, Premier Recovery Service, Inc.

Thank you Jeff.  We really appreciate your facilitation.  I feel like this year’s strategic planning was much more productive than years past.

“The root of joy is gratefulness” – David Steindl-Rast

Shawna Parks

Program Director-Garfield County, Mind Springs Health

In June 2011, Jeff Arnold facilitated a board of directors strategic planning meeting for the International Erosion Control Association that was professionally prepared and skillfully executed. With very little background furnished by IECA and no previous interaction with our organization, Jeff was well prepared and insightful of our issues. Our board consists of nine elected representatives from around the world and represent a wide variety of opinions and cultures. A strategic document outline was prepared from his notes and many of the ideas and suggestions are being implemented with various task forces and committees. We have already seen results from this effort and expect even more results in the months to come. The IECA President has initiated a follow-up leadership summit during our conference in February of 2012 which will yield additional results toward a more effective and meaningful organization both in structure and action.

Russell Adsit, FASLA

Executive Director, International Erosion Control Association

I thought my biggest commitment as a Director was time. I was wrong. I now have true appreciation for my responsibilities in this role. Thanks again for the many lessons gained during last Friday’s boot camp. I learned so much and came away with the feeling of a board being a place of opportunity for an organization. I appreciate the packet of resources, as well as the benefit of lessons your team has acquired through experience. You guys are pros, and I’m going to try very hard to get you in the budget to present something to our entire board.

Carol Peeples

President, Board of Directors, Community Educational Outreach

I can think of three other boards of which I am a member that could vastly benefit from this training! Thank you. A very worthwhile day!

Philip C. Chevallard, PhD, LtCol, USAF (Ret)

Treasurer, National Speakers Association

Jeff:

I’ve thought about your program and it was excellent on all fronts – the content was excellent but the delivery style was exceptional.  You truly keep the interest and dialog active.

So, I just had to stop today to say ‘thank you again.’  It was that good!

Joan Tezak, CAE, CMP

Executive Director, Colorado Society of Association Executives

Thank you so much, Jeff for facilitating our Board Leadership Retreat. It was a highly productive day and we appreciate your generous and skillful service.

Sally Spencer-Thomas, Psy.D., MNM

CEO & Co-Founder, Carson J Spencer Foundation

“I appreciated how Leading Associations jumped in wholeheartedly with both feet in order to learn the ins and outs of our industry.  Their diligence led to our association having its best convention in years and a surge in membership as well.”

Bennett Deese

Membership Chairman, National Finance Adjusters

Hi Rob-

I read your announcement in the June Advisor and want to congratulate you!  How exciting to be taking your business to the next level!  I want to personally thank you and your firm for the strategic approach you have taken with CHRA.  As you know, many moons ago, that is why we hired you.  I’m so glad for your involvement to help the organization grow and stay cutting edge! Please keep in touch and let me hear about your new ventures.  I would also be willing to offer any support to the BOD as they embark on the selection process for a new management firm. Cheers to you and a great partnership!!

Kamela L. Pancroft, PHR

Vice President, Human Resources and Training

Tim,

Thank you again for all of your help through the Executive Director transition.  Your professionalism and thoughtfulness through this process has been greatly appreciated by the Board and especially by me. I have enjoyed working with you.

Darla Goddard

President, Housing Colorado

Instructors

Jeffrey Arnold, MAM, CAE

Jeffrey Arnold, MAM, CAE

President

A respected leader in the Association and Non-Profit community, Jeff Arnold brings a combination of association experience and formal education to the Board Member Boot Camp. Jeff is your strategic “guru” having led planning and visioning for numerous groups across the county. In addition to his role as President of Leading Associations, Jeff serves as Executive Director for two clients, the North American Transportation Management Institute (NATMI), and The Sales Association.

Robert Spangler, MPA

Robert Spangler, MPA

Chief Operating Officer

Rob Spangler is a seasoned leader of membership organizations, associations, and non-profits. Having served in every capacity within an association Rob brings years of hands on experience developing and managing organizations for success. His areas of expertise are organizational planning, financial management, member services/recruitment, public/media relations, publications, event management and volunteer management. Rob is the COO of Leading Associations.

Tim Blum, CAE

Tim Blum, CAE

Instructor

Tim Blum brings a dynamic understanding of association management, trade and membership organizations to World Class Boards. Tim’s varied duties include working with the World Class Boards training program, Leading Associations’ consulting efforts and The Sales Association’s webinar and educational series.  Tim is the founder and Executive Director of Energy Voice Institute. EVI promotes energy careers through Energy Career Days, showing students what a career in energy is really like.