About Us

The firm offers clients a wealth of experienced and trained staff to perform the activities needed by client association.

As a third generation company, each of our staff members holds a college degree, and our CEO is a Certified Association Executive (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.

About the CEO

Linda J. Guild, CAE, IOM

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 to 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 an 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.

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

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