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Society of Pediatric Nurses Selects SmithBucklin for Full-Service Management
6/12/2014
The Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN) has selected SmithBucklin, the association management and services company more organizations turn to than any other, to provide full-service association management. SPN's headquarters are now located in Chicago, Ill.

Founded in 1990, SPN's mission is to champion the specialty of pediatric nursing by supporting its members in the practice. SPN is the only broad-based pediatric nursing organization founded for all nurses involved in the care of children and families. Members of SPN include staff nurses, school and outpatient nurses, clinical nurse specialists, practitioners, administrators, educators and researchers. Through collaborative efforts with other nursing organizations, medical associations and child health advocacy groups, SPN also influences legislation, health policy and public education.

"We are thrilled to be working with SmithBucklin and leveraging the expertise, dedication and leadership the team provides," said Shirley Wiggins, PhD, RN, president of SPN's board of directors. "This partnership is a new beginning for SPN that will allow us to significantly enhance our ability to respond to the needs of our members."

Kim Eskew, an experienced SmithBucklin association leader and one of the company's 18 executive directors in the Healthcare + Scientific Industry Practice, serves as SPN's executive director. Eskew brings a strong strategic vision and extensive experience managing nurse organizations to the society.

"We are excited for SPN to join SmithBucklin's practice of healthcare and scientific organizations and for the opportunity to serve another nursing specialty," said David Schmahl, executive vice president & chief executive, Healthcare + Scientific Industry Practice. "Through our expertise with nursing organizations and the commitment of SPN's volunteer leadership, we believe SPN will achieve significant growth and we are committed to helping the society enhance both its governance and the overall value it provides its members."

SmithBucklin is the only association management company with dedicated industry practices. The company's Healthcare + Scientific Industry Practice supports the missions and objectives of 26 full-service healthcare and scientific organizations serving a broad spectrum of physician, nursing, dental, clinical research, academic and multidisciplinary groups. SmithBucklin offers these client organizations access to a team of professionals with unmatched healthcare association expertise and specific knowledge of the issues, challenges and actions distinctive to the changing healthcare environment.


About SmithBucklin
SmithBucklin is the association management and services company more organizations turn to than any other. Founded in 1949, the company's mission is to achieve the missions of the client organizations it serves and provide uncompromised stewardship for their long-term prosperity. SmithBucklin offers full-service management and high-impact specialized services to trade associations, professional societies, technology user groups, industry consortia, charitable organizations, corporations and government institutes. SmithBucklin's offices are located in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Old Lyme, Conn., St. Louis and San Ramon, Calif. and the SmithBucklin + MCI Worldwide Partnership provides client organizations with seamless association and event management services from more than 40 offices throughout the world. The company is 100 percent employee-owned. For more information, please visit www.smithbucklin.com or call 1-800-539-9740.


Contact:
kciolek@smithbucklin.com






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