Get to Know GMP

We have over 20 years of proven experience in providing international scientific associations, societies and organizations with reliable, high quality management services.

About Us

Global Management Partners (GMP) is a full-service association management company (AMC) providing professional management services to various member organizations. Founded in 1995 with just four associations, GMP’s preferred model has been to work with small to medium-sized associations. This niche allows us to provide the high level of personalized attention and outstanding customer service that we value. We currently provide management services to 13 associations, societies and academies, ranging in size from 135 to 6,000 members. The conferences we plan range from small committee meetings to international meetings with over 3,000 attendees.

AMCs operate as a substitute for traditional administrative offices and paid staff members. Global Management Partners helps your organization by utilizing economies of scale with staff, office space and overhead costs. The day-to-day tasks of administration, event planning and bookkeeping are managed by our staff, so you and your Board are free to focus on long-term membership, programming, financial and governance goals.

GMP is a progressive organization that focuses on values and supports continuous learning at all levels. We believe that innovation, creativity and exposure to the best practices are essential in order to bring new ideas to our clients. As such, we offer all levels of the GMP team several opportunities to ensure ongoing professional development. Among them are:

  • New GMP team member orientation programs to ensure the core foundation of our clients is learned and understood.
  • Monthly special interest group training with best practice sharing and new idea generation in areas such as membership, communications, meetings, technology and health and wellness.
  • Monthly all-staff meetings to keep current on GMP and client activities and hold open discussion on a strategic level.
  • Membership and participation in professional society events that focus on all aspects of association management.

Our core values are both our identity and our promise.



Diversity is an integral facet of the global landscape and is a critical component to the success of all professions including association management companies (AMCs).  Diversity in its many dimensions including ethnicity, nationality, race, culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, mental and physical abilities, learning styles, values, and viewpoints enriches the work we do internally and with our clients.

Global Management Partners, LLC recognizes the necessity of diversity in the organization.  Our values related to diversity include:

  • GMP welcomes and respects the diversity of our staff and clients.
  • GMP utilizes people’s differences and similarities to carry out the essential work that we do.
  • GMP promotes participation, representation and leadership opportunities for all persons to ensure that diverse perspectives are heard.
  • GMP recognizes the rights of all individuals to mutual respect with an acceptance of others without biases based on differences of any kind.
  • GMP is committed to equitable treatment and elimination of discrimination in all its forms at all organizational levels and throughout all programs.
  • GMP respects and values diverse life challenges, creating an environment that is inclusive of all.

Acknowledging the value of diversity in professionalism and the organization, Global Management Partners, LLC affirms its commitment to paying affirmative attention to diversity at both an internal and external level.

Janel, thanks for all that you do for NANOS. Your attention to detail, reliability, problem solving ability, and timely and efficient service make all of our jobs at NANOS easier. Thanks again for all that you do for us and for our members in NANOS.

-Andrew G. Lee, MD
Former NANOS Treasurer

I thoroughly enjoyed working with you and your team, and appreciate the hard work, excellent insights and on-the-mark suggestions. And, believe me, I learned at least as much from working with you as the other way around. The Academy is very, very lucky to have you.

-Dennis R. Suplee, Esq
Former IATL President

Thanks to you and your team for such a well-organized Committee meeting! It went so efficiently that I know we are now ready for our Annual Meeting!

-Peter A. Bandettini, PhD
Former OHBM Meetings Liaison Chair

It was a wonderful meeting and you and Janel have such a pleasant and confident way of dealing with everyone it's such an easy experience. You have been a joy to work with and for me the combination of competence, "can do" initiative and cheerful demeanor adding to the trust that has developed makes being Treasurer easy and painless. Thank you and your team for your great efforts,

-Ralph A. Sawyer, MD
Former NANOS Treasurer

Leslie and staff have been very helpful to me as Chair of Practice Issues. For several years I have been participating with the Coalition for Patient Centered Imaging representing the ASN, which involves conference calls, and drafting of letters to politicians, that are then signed by multiple professional societies. Leslie and her staff have been very helpful supporting me in this and in disseminating the information about issues and making sure the letters are on our website, etc.

-Elizabeth Rowe, PhD
Practice Issues Committee Chair

I can highly recommend Leslie Orvedahl and her group for the quality and timeliness of their management services. For instance, recently, when I needed access to the details of our organization’s relationship to the AMA and our bylaws, and rapid communication with AMA administration, she delivered even after hours and on weekends and despite a personally demanding schedule. This made a tremendous difference for us. When we needed creative solutions to administrative issues, she was always there with great suggestions.

-Vernon Rowe, MD
ASN Board Member

I have had the great pleasure of working with GMP for the past decade as a member of, and leader in, the AUPN. I have worked increasingly closely with JoAnn and GMP and JoAnn and her team have been an integral piece of our operational success. JoAnn has been an asset to the AUPN and to me and has consistently been thoughtful and organized about ensuring success of the organization’s business and logistics, as well as providing thoughtful input on events and content. The GMP team has enhanced our ability to effectively communicate appropriate information to our Neurology chair colleagues as well as our partner Associations around the country. It is a joy to work with JoAnn and her whole team and the AUPN has seen much success related to our side by side leadership structure with JoAnn and GMP.

-Karen C. Johnston, MD, MSc
Harrison Distinguished Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology Associate Vice President for Clinical & Translational Research, Office of the Vice President for Research, University of Virginia

I have been working for the past 3 years with the GMP Executive Office led by JoAnn Taie as Treasurer of OHBM. During that period, the team has been exceptionally helpful in making me comfortable as a non-native speaker and providing me with institutional memory, clarification and all the documents required for my financial analysis within a couple of hours. Together we revisited the past 10 years of OHBM treasury and they assisted me tirelessly in every step of this analysis. The team has always been positive and encouraging with all initiatives I have suggested. I feel that their professionalism, their past accomplishments as well as their very positive personality deserve the trust that will benefit any non-profit organisation. 

-Michel Thiebaut de Schotten, PhD, CR1, CNRS
Institute of Psychiatry, London, England, Hôpital de la Salpêtrière (ICM), Paris, France

I have had the distinct pleasure to work with the Executive Office and their superb Executive Director, Leslie Orvedahl for the past several years. Leslie and her team have been instrumental in guiding many of our key initiatives during a challenging transition period for our society. Our trajectory is positive and we owe much of our recent success to the professional management and collaborative guidance offered by Leslie and her team.

-Carolee Winstein, PT, PhD, FAPTA, FAHA
Professor, Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy Director, Motor Behavior and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory Health Sciences Campus

Efficient, prompt, compassionate, brilliant, innovative, competent are words I use to describe GMP constantly!

GMP is our partner in finding the best leaders for our Academy and if the truth be known they are the leader in those efforts.

They are always accessible and a pleasure to work with.


-Mark White
IATL President-Elect