Introducing AMC’s Leadership Team
As AMC looks to the future, we have formed a Leadership Team to guide the strategic direction and growth of AMC and its client partners. Composed of senior-level executives with a diverse range of expertise in the field of association management, the Leadership Team will collaboratively lead AMC in achieving business goals while also ensuring our clients realize their missions and visions. We are pleased to formally introduce this team and how their new roles will support our clients and AMC in the years to come.
Clay Baznik, chief experience officer, leads AMC’s client-centric approach by developing and executing strategies that can seamlessly accommodate client relationship building and business goals. Working with staff across AMC, he fosters our company values of reliability, creativity, consistency, and adaptability. Innovative and passionate about building lasting partnerships with clients, he oversees several service teams, including Creative Media Services, Meetings, Professional Relations & Development, and Internal Communications.
Dave Bergeson, PhD CAE, vice president of client relations, provides strategic oversight and management of AMC’s corporate relationship with our clients. Overseeing a series of complex, multi-layered relationships, Dave works with executive directors to ensure clients’ missions are followed effectively, efficiently, professionally, and ethically. He also focuses on helping AMC’s executive directors remain connected and supported so that they may best serve their clients’ needs. In addition, Dave continues to serve as the executive director of the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses.
Jeff Engle, AMC principal, focuses on higher level consulting and advisory work with clients and is passionate about ensuring AMC’s continued high integrity and personalized client-oriented approach. He believes the success of AMC’s clients and employees is built on trust and is dedicated to developing open and lasting relationships with both.
Mark Engle, DM FASAE CAE, AMC principal, leads AMC’s board governance and leadership development services. With his in-depth knowledge and groundbreaking research in board governance, Mark identifies options for streamlining and modernizing governance processes and procedures to transform associations into high-performing organizations. Mark also contributes his thought leadership to the association community as a speaker, author, and faculty member for ASAE’s Exceptional Boards program.
Scott Engle, chief executive officer, guides the Leadership Team in creating, planning, implementing, and integrating the strategic direction of AMC. A compassionate leader who inspires growth, Scott ensures that AMC’s business and operational goals are achieved and that AMC maintains its family culture. He is dedicated to protecting and curating efforts to form strong relationships with clients and provide customized solutions, a value upon which AMC was built.
Vish Kalambur, chief information officer, ensures that AMC’s technological investments drive business value for clients. A results-oriented leader with a strong focus on integrity and enhancing the customer experience, Vish advises clients on technology trends and innovations that align with their business strategies and drive efficiencies.
Karen Kramer, MBA SPHR SHRM-SCP, vice president of human relations, oversees a comprehensive talent strategy that supports and drives a high-performance culture. Leading the talent life cycle, Karen works with executives to create a continuous feedback performance model that promotes employee engagement, learning, and career development. Dedicated to the ongoing success and growth of AMC’s clients and employees, she leads with a focus on respect, trust, and relationship building.
Mike Norbut, MBA MSJ, vice president of business development, implements strategies to support AMC’s business development, including revenue generation, prospecting, marketing, relationship management, environmental scanning, and P&L management. Collaborative and dedicated to helping associations achieve their missions, Mike leads and influences cross-functionally across AMC to ensure business goals are met.
John Ozga, CPA MBA, chief financial officer, oversees all of AMC’s financial activities including budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis and management, pricing, benchmarking, and accounting. He is committed to ensuring AMC is providing “fee value” to clients by using best practices, being transparent about how fees are charged, and using robust budgeting and forecasting tools. Forward-thinking, John constantly seeks to optimize the way things are done and strives to find new opportunities to help AMC and its client partners grow revenue.
Steve Smith, MS CAE, vice president of client relations, provides strategic oversight and management of AMC’s corporate relationships with our clients. Overseeing a series of complex, multi-layered relationships, Steve works with executive directors to ensure clients’ missions are followed effectively, efficiently, professionally, and ethically. He also focuses on helping AMC’s executive directors remain connected and supported so that they may best serve their clients’ needs. In addition, Steve continues to serve as the executive director/CEO of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.