U.S. Apple Export Council Selects SmithBucklin for Full-Service Association Management
The U.S. Apple Export Council (USAEC) announced it selected SmithBucklin, the association management and services company more organizations turn to than any other, to provide full-service association management. USAEC relocated its headquarters from Alexandria, Va., to Washington, D.C.
"Partnering with SmithBucklin allows us to have more scalable operations, offer better service to our members, more effectively promote apple exports in foreign markets and continue to grow the overseas presence of our products in the years ahead," said Mark Girardin, USAEC chair.
USAEC is a trade association representing 11 apple-producing states in the United States, including California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia. USAEC members account for nearly 40 percent of total U.S. apple production and collaborate to promote their apples in foreign markets.
"It is a privilege to partner with USAEC to drive growth and build sustained competitiveness for the council," said John Stoiber, SmithBucklin's executive vice president, Business Trade Industry Practice. "We look forward to working with USAEC to help it achieve its strategic goals."
SmithBucklin is the association management and services company more organizations turn to than any other. Founded in 1949, the company's mission is to drive growth for its client organizations and provide uncompromised stewardship for their long-term prosperity. SmithBucklin provides full-service management and high-impact specialized services to trade associations, professional societies, technology user groups, corporations, government institutes/agencies and other nonprofit organizations. SmithBucklin's offices are located in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Old Lyme, Conn., St. Louis and St. Paul, Minn. 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.