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About World Class Boards

World Class Boards is the training arm of Leading Associations. Our services are thoughtfully designed, expertly delivered and offer a leading-edge customer experience.

We pride ourselves on giving your organization a proven system to overcome any individual, cultural, structural or strategic challenges your organization encounters.

Instructors

Jeffrey Arnold, MAM, CAE

Jeffrey Arnold, MAM, CAE

Leading Associations President and Co-Owner

Jeff Arnold, MAM, CAE is an association leadership strategist who helps association CEOs and their Boards of Directors build world class strategy, world class boards and world class board/staff relationships. He is President and co-owner of Leading Associations, a company that offers training, consulting and management services to associations, and provides a roadmap to building visionary leadership, establishing an aspirational culture, and producing remarkable results.

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.