October 28-29, 2009

"Growing a Certification Program in a Changing World"


Robin Wedewer

The Wedewer Group, Inc.

Robin is president of The Wedewer Group, Inc., a marketing research firm and consultancy and is a senior associate with Tecker Consultants, LLC. With experience in the marketing sector for nearly 20 years Robin Wedewer brings a keen understanding of the need for meaningful, timely and actionable research. In addition to her experience with traditional research methodologies she has a particular interest in helping clients leverage the power of the Internet to conduct research through online surveys, online interviews and online bulletin board focus groups. Robin's has many years of experience in supporting strategic planning and brand marketing efforts. She served as an account group director and research director for a major advertising agency in the Southeast where was responsible for strategic planning, ongoing environmental scanning, investigating clients' competitors and their competitive environment to support brand marketing efforts. She has conducted research for hundreds of groups in industries/professions such as healthcare, hospitality, engineering, pharmacy, scientific research, library sciences, public institutions, insurance/financial services and universities as well as corporations. Her clients have included Pfizer Animal Health, IEEE, TIAA-CREF, Shands Healthcare and the United Nations Foundation.

Glenn Tecker

Tecker Associates, LLC

Glenn Tecker is President and Chief Executive Officer of Tecker Associates LLC., a consulting practice that has worked with thousands of organizations and associations internationally. He has been described as a "true visionary" with a track record of "successfully foreseeing patterns of strategic importance affecting entire fields and enabling organizations that serve them to more confidently prepare for the future. Association Management Magazine has referenced him as a "lighthouse thinker" and one of fifty people who have made a lasting difference to their discipline. The American Society of Association Executives awarded him with the "Academy of Leaders Award" – the highest possible recognition awarded by their Board of Directors. He is also Co-Author of three bestselling books: The Will to Govern Well-Knowledge, Trust and Nimbleness, Building Knowledge Based Culture, Using 21st Century Work and Decision Making Systems in Associations, and Successful Association Leadership Dimensions of 21st Century Competence for the CEO.

Larry Lynch

Environmental Health Testing

Larry Lynch, president and CEO of Environmetal Health Testing (EHT) and its partner company, Environmental Association Management Partners (EAMP) is a 30 year veteran of the business and trade/professional association world. Prior to joining EHT and launching the association management company Larry served as the director of the renown Disney Institute where he and his team assisted companies from the Fortune 50 to start-up businesses in applying the Disney leadership, management and customer service principles to their own companies and organizations. Having implemented those same standards to his own business partner, Environmental Health Testing, he proved that the results are real after EHT was named in both 2008 and 2009 to the INC 5000 – making it among the fastest growing small businesses in America. In addition to his success in the business world, Larry has been a leader in trade and professional association management. Prior to joining EHT and founding EAMP, Larry served as Executive Director of the Florida Veterinary Medical Association, Foundation Director of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs and the Managing Director of the North American Packaging Association. He active in a wide variety of certification-related organizations including the Association of Test Publishers, Institute for Certification Excellence and the Conference for Food Protection. Larry is also an accreditation assessor for the American National Standard Institute where he assesses applicants seeking accreditation under the new American National Standard ASTM E2659-09, Standard Practice for Certificate Programs. In 2002 Larry was recognized as a Fellow by the American Society of Association Executives, one of less than 200 individual recognized within an organization of over 23,000 members. Locally, he has been named Rotarian of the Month 5 times since joining the Dr. Phillips (Orlando) Rotary Club where he will serve as president in 2011-2012. Larry, a graduate of Rutgers University, resides in Orlando, FL. with his family.


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