New AMC Institute Canadian Chapter Appoints Board of Directors

Constance Wrigley-Thomas, CAE and CEO of Essentient Association Management & Events, was recently appointed to the new AMC Institute Canadian Chapter Board of Directors. Ms. Wrigley-Thomas was also appointed Secretary/Treasurer of the organization at its first Board meeting on June 9, 2016.

The AMCI Canadian Chapter evolved from the AMC Forum which was co-founded by Constance Wrigley-Thomas and Serge Micheli of Association and Events Management in early 2014. They established the AMC Forum with the purpose of providing association management companies from across Canada with a platform to share best practices, promote the AMC model, access professional development and establish standards of practice for the AMC sector.

No such group existed before for association management companies in Canada so it was a natural evolution for the AMC Forum to become the first international chapter of AMCI. The Canadian Chapter was incorporated on April 11, 2016.

The new Board of Directors for AMC Institute Canadian Chapter is as follows:

Chair: Serge Micheli, CAE CEM – President, Association and Events Management
Vice-Chair: Jonathan Strauss – President, Strauss Event & Association Management
Secretary/Treasurer: Constance Wrigley-Thomas, CAE – Owner/CEO, Essentient Association Management

Ruth Abrahamson – CEO, Base Consulting & Management Inc.
Jenny Faucher – President, Managing Matters
Seamus Gearin – Senior Association Manager, Becker Associates
Anthony Laycock – President, Funnel Communications

M+IT Magazine Names 2016 Hall of Fame Finalists

Constance Wrigley-Thomas

Constance Wrigley-Thomas, CAE and CEO of Essentient Association Management was recently announced as a double finalist in Meeting + Incentive Travel’s 2016 Hall of Fame Awards Program.

Ms. Wrigley-Thomas, a leader and innovator in the Association Management Company sector is a finalist in two categories:

– Industry Volunteer
– Industry Mentor

M+IT’s Hall of Fame program was launched eight years ago with the mandate of celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of meeting and incentive travel industry professionals. This year the program received a record number of nominations. Winners will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at a special live ceremony on the opening day of IncentiveWorks 2016, which is being held August 16-17, 2016 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto.

Essentient Association Management & Events (Essentient A.M.C. Inc.) was launched in January 2005 to assist volunteer directed associations in meeting their objectives by providing strategic leadership, administrative support and freeing up associations’ otherwise valuable resources to concentrate on tasks fundamental to their organization’s mission.