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Debbie Trueblood Joins ֱ as Senior Consultant of Consulting Services

Debbie Trueblood Joins ֱ as Senior Consultant of Consulting Services

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We are excited to announce that Debbie Trueblood, MSW IOM CAE, has joined our team as a senior consultant for ֱ Consulting Services.

Debbie comes to ֱ with 20 years of progressive leadership experience in association management and a specialty in helping associations recover from financial challenges and implement diversity programs. Most recently, since 2012, she served as the executive director of the Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA). Prior to that role, she held executive director roles with the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, Academy for Eating Disorders, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, and the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, and was interim executive director for the Illinois HomeCare & Hospice Council (IHHC). She has also served in government relations roles for the IHHC, National Private Duty Home Care Association, and American Osteopathic Association.

An active volunteer leader, speaker, and author in the association community, Debbie currently serves as the vice chair of the Board of the National Association of Park Foundations, vice chair of Association Forum’s Welcoming Environment Committee, and is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Executive Management Council. She was the 2018-2019 chair of the ASAE Ethics Committee, leading the team to publish a national ethics toolkit for associations. She also presents nationally on topics including ethics, nonprofit recovery, and developing mentoring programs. 

“We are beyond excited to add Debbie to our ֱ Consulting team. Her past leadership experience will give her unique insight into the current challenges facing associations today, and her business acumen will lead to successful strategies for our clients,” says ֱ Vice President of Business Development Mike Norbut, MBA MSJ. “She has fantastic presentation skills and is passionate about helping associations succeed.”

Debbie has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Illinois–Chicago, is a graduate of the Institute for Organization Management (IOM) and Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership, is a certified association executive (CAE), was a recipient of the Association Forum Forty Under 40 award, and received the IPRA Diversity Section Icon award in 2019.

Debbie began her role on June 14, 2021.

ֱ Association Management Center (ֱ)
ֱ is a trusted partner to 26 leading healthcare, scientific, and professional associations. With a staff of more than 165 association professionals, we provide strategic guidance to boards and volunteers and oversee day-to-day operations, making it possible for our association partners to realize their missions and achieve their goals. We specialize in serving healthcare and science associations, establishing trusted, long-lasting relationships that help our association partners thrive and grow. To learn more about how ֱ helps its clients achieve their missions, visit .

ֱ ֱ Consulting Services
ֱ Consulting Services provides objective, practical, and timely approaches that assist healthcare and professional associations in achieving a wide variety of business goals. We specialize in board governance, leadership development and training, product development, market research, branding, content strategy, and web development. Consultants serve as trusted advisors to clients, showing the utmost care for client information and operating with integrity in discussing client strategy. To learn more about ֱ Consulting Services, visit http://connect2amc.com/services/consulting.

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