Iowa Society of Association Executives

Vice President (2014 – 2015)
  • Heather Tamminga, CAE – AML Account Executive
 
Heather Tamminga, CAE, receives ISAE 2014 Association Professional of the Year Award
 
Board of Directors/Officers
  • Heather Tamminga, CAE – AML Account Executive (Current President, Board 2009 – Present)
  • Lynn Harkin, CAE – AML Account Executive (Current Membership Chair, Board 2013 – 2016)
Education Roundtable – Technology Topic Speaker (2009)
  • Darcy Watson, CAE – AML Information Technology Manager
Leadership Class Graduates
  • Lynn Harkin – AML Account Executive
  • Kelly Kipping – AML Administrative Director
  • Darcy Watson, CAE – AML Information Technology Manager
  • Heather Tamminga, CAE – AML Account Executive
CAE Education Breakfast Participants
  • Molly Lopez, CAE – AML President/Owner
  • Darcy Watson, CAE – AML Information Technology Manager
  • Heather Tamminga, CAE – AML Account Executive
  • Lynn Harkin, CAE – AML Account Executive

AMC Institute
Company Membership Since 2001

International Association Management Industry Accreditation:

AML has achieved international accreditation through the AMC Institute and is an active member of the Association. AMC Institute accreditation is ANSI approved for standards of measurable performance practices, ensuring AML clients that AML operates with the highest level of professionalism and exceeds industry requirements.

International Conferences Speaker (2001 – 2011)
  • Molly Lopez, CAE — AML President
 
AMC Institute 2011 Conference – Hiring Talent Panel (Lopez, far left)

American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) & The Center for Association Leadership
Individual Memberships Since 2002

Certified Association Executive (CAE) Credentials:
Four of AML’s staff team have achieved the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation. The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry. Less than five percent of association professionals maintain a CAE and in Iowa there are only 44 CAEs.
  • Molly Lopez, CAE – AML President
  • Darcy Watson, CAE – AML Information Technology Manager
  • Heather Tamminga, CAE – AML Account Executive
  • Lynn Harkin, CAE – AML Account Executive
Associations Now Guide to Association Management Companies
National Association Management Council (Vice Chair: 2011, Chair: 2012)
  • Molly Lopez, CAE – AML President
 
Lopez ASAE Chair Appointment
 
ASAE 2011 Leadership Summit – (Molly Lopez and John Graham, ASAE President)
 
AMC Connection (September 2010) Article: Has your AMC Got CAE?
  • Author: Heather Tamminga, CAE – AML Account Executive
Association Management Council Editor of AMC Connections newsletter
  • Molly Lopez, CAE – AML President — (2008 – 2009)
International Convention Roundtable Speaker (2007)
  • Heather Tamminga, CAE – AML Account Executive
  • Lynn Harkin, CAE – AML Account Executive

AML Company and Individual Staff Awards and Recognitions:

Greater Des Moines CVB National Tourism Champions – AML & ISA
   
Molly Lopez, CAE – AML President (2014)
 
Iowa Society of Association Executives Association Professional of the Year
  • Heather Tamminga, CAE – AML Account Executive (2014)
National Association of Women Business Owners – Central Iowa Chapter:
  • AML - Corporate Partner (2011 – 2015)
National Rural Economic Developers Association President’s Award
  • Molly Lopez, CAE – AML President (2008)
Central Iowa’s Forty Under 40 – Des Moines Business
  • Molly Lopez, CAE – AML President (Class of 2004)
Celebrate Business! Iowa Small Business Workplace Environment Award
  • We are very proud of staff longevity. Cross-training, support of professional development, knowing skill sets, and outsourcing are critical to our successful staffing structure.
Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute Graduate
  • Lynn Harkin, CAE – AML Account Executive
Ankeny, Iowa – Leadership Institute Graduate
  • Molly Lopez, CAE – AML President/Owner

Archives

AML as a company and our staff team feel very fortunate. Individuals give back locally, nationally and internationally through volunteerism and charitable contributions.

Examples of Volunteerism (Click Below for Summaries and Photos):

A common response from the employees who participate in volunteer opportunities seems to be, “It felt like we actually got more out of the experience than we gave and I didn’t anticipate that. The people were so grateful. It was an experience I won’t forget and I am looking forward to another volunteer opportunity!”