The Greater Philadelphia Association Management Group LLC is an association management company (AMC) that specializes in managing non-profit membership trade associations and professional societies. We also provide back office support to small businesses. GPAMG is unique, in that, unlike other AMCs, we are small enough to customize our approach to the work of a particular client but still large enough to ensure that projects and work meet deadlines in a quality manner. We do not demand that you fit into our structure but rather we conform to yours. We specialize in working with volunteer-driven associations and we understand the importance of our role in implementing Board and Committee policy while still offering our advice on the issues.
So, whether you’re looking for the all-inclusive management option or a viable solution that will allow you to shift responsibility for an individual service, project or ongoing initiative from an over committed volunteer to an experienced member of GPAMG staff, we have what it takes to insure your success!
Organization Overview and ApproachSharon Y. Lewis-Gregg CEO, Greater Philadelphia Association Management Group Sharon Lewis-Gregg is one of Philadelphia’s preeminent association managers, providing leadership expertise in all facets of business and meeting management and support. As CEO and Owner of the Greater Philadelphia Association Management Group (GPAMG), Mrs. Lewis-Gregg built her reputation over 20 years, working with professional associations in fields as varied as engineering, finance, advertising, public relations, procurement and marketing organizations. Mrs. Lewis-Gregg understands firsthand the unique challenges facing volunteer-driven associations. She is remarkably at ease in communicating and implementing strategic planning with association board, committee members and staff, having honed her craft with positions in human resources, administration and database marketing for organizations and associations. Lessons from these formative years enable her to focus on key areas for improvement and development in your organization in back-and front-end office applications. As Vice President at Boylan+Associates for a decade, Mrs. Lewis-Gregg worked with nine active Philadelphia-area trade associations, managing and growing their cumulative memberships to over 30,000, streamlining operations and creating innovative programs that enhanced their prestige in their respective communities. Many of her Boylan clients remain on GPAMGs current roster as colleagues and professional allies.
Sharon holds a bachelors degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia. Sharon regularly speaks on topics of personal development to community-based training sites and professional networking groups. She is a member of the American Society of Association Executives; and the National Association of Professional Women. Sharon serves as the Treasurer and Governance Chair of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Greater Philadelphia Chapter.Collaborative Approach Partnership and collaboration are at the core of all we do. Each project is assessed at its inception in order to build the best team — taking into account both internal and external resources, and integrating them seamlessly. The client will have a primary contact as well as other secondary contacts who work hand in hand with vendors and extended team members. We each infuse our unique talent, experience and perspective for the best outcome, and use our relationships to provide acess to cost-effective solutions for our clients. Mazda T. Miles, CMM, Perfection Events Inc. Principal, (Strategic Partner) — overseeing our meetings management service offerings, who brings her extreme passion for results, backed by close to 15 years of experience designing and executing high impact meetings and events. The breadth and depth of her background partnering with associations, corporations, non-profit organizations, and the public sector have afforded her the pleasure of producing single and multi-layer events both nationally and internationally with oversight of multi-million dollar event operating budgets, and complex program logistics for thousands of attendees. Her keen ability to partner with business leaders to produce programs that deliver strategic results has been the key to continued success. Mazda also holds a Certification in Meeting Management (CMM), the most senior credential obtainable from the events industry’s premier certifying association, Meeting Professionals International (MPI). Mazda is President-Elect and Programs Director of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Greater Philadelphia Chapter, and is a Steering Committee member and Events Chair of the United Way of Southeastern PA Womens Initiative. Yvette D. Mitchell, Accountant, Mitchell Business Solutions, (Strategic Partner) –with 20 years of experience, Yvette specializes in accounting, tax planning and preparation and business advisory services for individuals, small businesses and non-profit organizations. By using sound analytical and interpersonal skills, Yvette has shown herself very capable of solving complex issues and offering client focused solutions. Skilled in the areas of : SOX 404 compliance; SEC reporting; financial management and reporting; and budgeting and planning. Having served in roles such as Senior Auditor for Big 4 Accounting Firms, Deloitte & Touche and Mitchell & Titus, LLP (An Ernst Young Member Firm) , Yvette preformed various Audit and Attest services, supervised auditing staff, and managed the day-to-day operations of the field engagements and specialized in audits of Nonprofit Organizations and Employee Benefit Audits. Yvette received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Cheyney University and her MBA in Accounting from LaSalle University. She is also a current CPA candidate in Pennsylvania.