Allison Kindseth, CMP


What do you really do at work?
In my role as Executive Director for the Peripheral Nerve Society (PNS), I assist my client with their Board Governance, Meeting Planning and Strategic Planning Initiatives. What I love about Association Management is no day is the same.  Depending on the time of year, I may be in the final planning stages of the Annual Meeting, drafting the budget, facilitating a board election, conducting a future site visit, negotiating a contract, working on a membership recruitment campaign, or launching a new website.

Describe your Perfect Day.
Canoeing down the river at our family cabin in the company of friends, not a cloud in the sky.

What’s your Superpower?
My superior organization skills and ability to not lose sight of the big picture.

What’s your life motto?
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

What inspires you?
I draw my inspiration from the remarkable people around me, my family, friends, and colleagues.  They inspire me to live each day to the fullest and to present to the world the best version of myself.

Her Story:

Allison has over 15 years of association and meeting planning experience. She achieved her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation through the Events Industry Council in 2017. Over her career, she has built expertise in planning and executing meetings, strategic planning, budget development, board governance, and overall association management.


Her passion for planning and non-profit management has also extended into her personal life through leadership positions in several philanthropic organizations. As an active member of the Minneapolis Junior League, an organization dedicated to relieving the achievement gap in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, she has planned and coordinated numerous special events, fundraisers, and community projects.

Allison graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration.  While at the University of Denver, she attended the renowned Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management, majoring in Hotel Restaurant Tourism Management.

When Allison is not working, she enjoys gardening, skiing, traveling, and trying new restaurants with her husband and son.