GA Timeline:

1912- NELA Founded

1932- BEC Founded

1932- The Guild Associates founded by Walter Guild with the Cigarette Manufacturers Association as first client

1949- Richard Guild joins The Guild Associates

1950-51 - Walter Guild serves as president of the Association of Trade Association Executives (now ASAE & the Center)

1951- Richard Guild earned certificate of graduation from Northeastern Institute of Trade Association Executives at Yale (now Institute of Organizational Management)

1952-Richard Guild joined the faculty of the Northeastern Institute

1953- Richard Guild is elected President of Boston Trade Association Executives (BTAE)-youngest person to ever be elected

1959- Richard Guild is elected to ASAE Board- youngest person to serve on the board in its 24 year history

1961- Walter Guild earns his CAE- first class

1962-Richard Guild wrote the monograph on programming which was published by the Institute of Organizational Management in conjunction with the first-year curriculum that continued to be used until the 1970’s

1963- Richard Guild earns his CAE- third class

1963- Multiple Association Management Institute founded with The Guild Associates as a founding member

1965- Richard Guild takes over the Guild Associates

1969- Richard Guild elected President of Multiple Association Management Institute (now AMC Institute)

1984- Purchased mini frame computer system with terminals for all desks

1993- Purchased IMIS software – first association management company to purchase the software

1994- Linda Guild joins The Guild Associates full time

1996- Northeast iMIS Users Group founded with Linda Guild chairing steering Committee

1999- Linda Guild earns her CAE

2000-2001- Linda Guild serves as president of Northeast iMIS Users Group (now the International iMIS Users Group)

2001- Linda Guild graduates from Institute of Organizational Management

2010- Linda Guild named CEO of The Guild Associates