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Iowa Chiropractic Society Chooses New AMC

Tuesday, May 26, 2015  
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ICS New Management Firm and Executive Director

After a thorough interview process, the board of directors of the Iowa Chiropractic Society (ICS) announces they have selected Association Management Ltd. (AML), to manage the business of the ICS.

AML is an accredited full-service, 39-year strong association management company (AMC) based in Ankeny, Iowa. ICS leaders can focus on advancing the association with confidence, knowing management and operations are in experienced hands. AML’s mission is to provide solutions that unleash the potential of their clients’ organizations, members and leaders. AML provides ICS with a new headquarters, infrastructure, management, a full-service staffing team, board/committee leadership, governance, financial management, membership services,communications/publications, districts support, conference and trade show planning, and support for ICS’ lobbyists and consultants.

Molly Lopez, CAE, has been named as executive director of ICS. With her
experience serving as AML president and as executive director of state,
national and international associations, she is prepared to work side by side with the ICS board to lead ICS into its next great chapter. Lopez competed
against a candidate pool of 28 association professionals. The ICS search committee and board of directors were thrilled to select both a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and Accredited AMC in one decision.

“It was clear early on that both AML and ICS cultures aligned.” said Dr. Nick
DeRocher, search committee chair. “The search committee was impressed with AML’s longevityof qualified staff (average 17 years) who provide staff stability, association expertise and great services to the associations’ members. The longevity of their association clients (average 19 years) also gave us confidence that we made a wise and sustainable decision. AML will provide ICS with a competitive advantage by sharing successful ideas used with other association
clients. AML President Molly Lopez came to us with sincere interest serving as our executive director. Her professionalism, enthusiasm, experience as a business owner, and new ideas about how to make our organization even better made her our number one candidate.”

Lopez is honored to be selected as ICS executive director. “ICS and AML signed our contractduring the Annual Convention in April, so I had the chance to meet many members, current and past leaders, exhibitors and sponsors,” Lopez said. “Participation in the board meeting/strategic planning offered the chance to witness this board’s passion, commitment and strategic thinking. I have learned much in a short period of time and can’t wait to put the wheels in motion.
ICS and AML will do great things together!”

The ICS contract with AML officially begins June 1, when the ICS office will move to its new headquarters at 1255 SW Prairie Trail Parkway, Ankeny, Iowa. 


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