Dave Bergeson, PhD CAE

Dave serves as executive director of the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON). Dave has worked with several other association clients as executive director or consultant. Dave values the relationships he has made with his volunteer leadership as well as the shared vision and clarity of roles he experiences with his client leadership.

Dave has extensive experience in all aspects of association management. With one client, he oversaw the development and redesign of their monthly 80-page magazine and the production of an annual trade show in Las Vegas, which typically has a show floor of more than 500 booths and draws approximately 5,000 people. Dave also oversaw the conversion of a printed Buyer’s Guide and membership directory to an online one that contains more than 70,000 products and the development of a national college football award. In both 2000 and 2006, Dave was awarded this client’s President’s Award, two of the three times in the history of the award that it was presented to staff.

Dave holds a master’s and doctorate in anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis. Before joining AMC in 1999, he managed the education programs and websites of an association management company in Chicago. Dave has been published several times in association management and anthropology journals, has led several field training courses, and has enjoyed the transition from the jungles of Central America to the jungles of association management. Dave currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association Forum of Chicagoland.

Dave’s wife, Brenda, is a doctor of family medicine. Benjamin, their son, directs the household and manages the family.