Marie holds a certificate in Organizational Management issued by the US Chamber of Commerce which is indicated by the credential IOM. She is also a Certified Association Executive (CAE) as issued by ASAE. She is a member of ASAE, VSAE, Board Source, and TAB. Finally, she aspires to obtain her Register Parliamentarian (RP) credential.
Marie is the founder and CEO of Association Development Services (ADS). In 2018, association veteran Marie Stravlo saw her job disappear as her employer exited the association management services industry. This was the sign she needed to know that the time was right to open her own association management company. With 13 years of experience in non-profit governance helping associations reach their potential, Marie proudly bears the moniker, "Governance Gal™”. She regularly contributes to the blog about non-profit best practices and creates resources for industry professionals and volunteers to use for their success.
Marie has spent the majority of her professional career in the non-profit industry working with state and national organizations. Personally, she has served in a volunteer capacity on many Boards from the role of Director to President. Because she seeks out these personal opportunities, she completely understands what it's like to have a day job and volunteer in her free time. This is why she is fully committed to employing only the most competent staff and efficient processes to support volunteers of the associations served by ADS.
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