Welcome, CESSE!

Welcome, CESSE!


We are excited to announce that the Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE) will be joining us as a client partner. Starting March 1, AMC will provide full-service management to CESSE, and we look forward to helping them achieve what they believe.

CESSE is a nonprofit association comprised of chief executive officers and  staff leaders in science and engineering associations. Incorporated in 1977, they have approximately 200 member organizations and 1,200 members. With a focus on leadership, engagement, inclusion, brand identity, and sustainability, CESSE serves as  a professional forum for members to meet, discuss challenges, find solutions, and learn with and from one another’s experiences.

David Schutt, PhD, Chair of the CESSE Board of Directors, is very enthusiastic about partnering with AMC. “We are looking forward to working with AMC. They have a strong team of association professionals that will provide important scale and scope to CESSE’s portfolio. AMC develops strong relationships with its clients, and I have confidence that CESSE will benefit greatly from this partnership.”

We are pleased to announce that AMC’s Louise Ristau, CAE will serve as CESSE’s executive director. An expert in market development and strategically evaluating and restructuring operational functions and priorities, Louise brings  20-plus years of experience  to helping CESSE achieve its mission and goals. She’ll be leading a core team of specialists at AMC who will be dedicated to supporting CESSE in attaining a high level of operational excellence and providing its members with exceptional customer service.

“We have a lot of respect for the work that CESSE does,” says Scott Engle, CEO of AMC. “It is very important to us that we and our client partners be passionate about the missions of their associations. CESSE exceeds this criteria by leaps and bounds. We are excited to contribute to fostering and developing leadership in the science and engineering world.”

AMC is a trusted partner to 30 leading national and international associations and has a staff of more than 225 professionals. We provide strategic guidance to boards and volunteers and oversee day-to-day operations, making it possible for our client partners to achieve their goals. We specialize in establishing trust and forming long-lasting relationships with our clients, continuing to serve their needs as they grow and evolve.

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