Groups large and small provide examples of navigating an increasingly global environment. “Our relationship has always been with the view that we are worldwide marketing partners, not competitors,” Peter Eelman of AMT said. “As associations we are promoting the industry, not strictly the interests of individual companies.”
National Association of Manufacturers CEO Jay Timmons says associations must anticipate members' future needs to thrive: “We have to think about what the association of the future look like."
Former America’s Natural Gas Alliance CEO takes top job at Intelligent Transportation Society of America; spent last two years as head of communications and advocacy consulting firm.
The popularity of smartphones is driving a new campaign to move Congress on transportation. ARTBA is one of the first trade groups to use a new mobile-friendly platform for social-media and digital advocacy.