Linda Guild

Linda J. Guild, CAE, IOM

Role: CEO

Education: BA, Latin, Colgate University; Semester at Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome

What I Love About My Job: I am continuously learning about various industries and meeting new people. I have the opportunity brainstorm about strategy with clients and co-workers and create structure and processes. Each day is different and brings new challenges and deadlines so it’s a lot of fun!

About Me: Before starting full time at The Guild Associates in 1994, I was a nanny in Paris and in Rome and worked as a temporary employee for a semester. I also was an administrative assistant at the Department of Public Health on a stop smoking project where I organized a couple of conferences and wrote the handbook on how to make an office go smoke free. I was in intern at an association management company in Chicago. I was lucky to be trained in association management by my dad, Richard Guild.

Professional development: CAE (Certified Association Executive); IOM graduate recognition (Institute of Organizational Management); member of ASAE & NESAE

Outside of Work: I like to spend time with my family, travel, play golf, read and of course take long walks with Buddy.



Tania F. Gomes

Role: Strategic Initiatives Executive

Education: BA, Government & International Relations, Clark University

What I love about my job: A planner, organizer, and problem solver by nature I strive to support my clients to help them achieve the goals that will bring continuity and prosperity to their organizations. I enjoy meeting new people and gaining knowledge about the different industries of our clients.

About Me: I joined The Guild Associates originally in 2003 for 4 years before moving to Florida to pursue a career with Starbucks Coffee Corporation. I returned to Boston and The Guild Associates full time in 2017 after 18 years in retail management and operations.

Professional development: Currently pursuing a master’s degree in industrial & Organizational Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University; member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)

Outside of Work: I like to stay active by going to the gym or playing sports, ran my first 5k this year, and I play cornhole in a league. I love going out with friends or family to restaurants, museums, and concerts. My goal is to travel to a new country every year.


Buddy the dogBuddy

Role: Chief Barketing Officer

Education: No formal training but I do sit when told and see a biscuit

What I Love About My Job: I get to be in the office with people and not home alone. I help the team relax and exercise daily.

About Me: I came up from North Carolina to rescue Linda in 2009. My favorite jobs in the office are to supervise the staff and make sure that they take regular walks. I don’t answer the phones but sometimes make my opinions known while others are on the phone. I am quite good at alerting the team when someone is at the door or just nearby.

Outside of Work: I like to take long walks and long naps and hang out with my family.



The firm offers clients a wealth of experienced and trained staff to perform the activities needed by client organizations. A third generation company, each of our staff members holds a college degree, and our CEO is a Certified Association Executives (CAE). The highest honor of professional achievement in association management, the CAE designation signifies association professionalism. It is attained through a comprehensive written examination as well as documented evidence of successful association management skills, participation in continuing education programs, and demonstration of leadership in association, community, and other activities.

Additionally, our staff members have served as leaders on the boards and committees of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), the New England Society of Association Executives (NESAE), AMC Institute (formerly the International Association of Association Management Companies), and the iMIS software users group.