AWI Retains Ewald Consulting as its Association Management Company

The Association of Workplace Investigators, Inc. (AWI) has retained Ewald Consulting Group, Inc. (Ewald), as its association management company (AMC), effective May 1, 2017.

AWI is an eight-year-old 800-member international professional association for impartial workplace investigators, with members in 37 US states, and chapters in Australasia (AAWI) and Canada (CAWI). Ewald is a 35-year-old 80-employee association management and government relations firm headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.

For most of AWI’s existence, it has been managed by its own small staff. With the rapid growth of its membership, programs, and geographic scope, AWI has outgrown the capacity of its own staff to manage the association and all of its activities.

For the past six months, an AWI task force, with the assistance of Tecker International, L.L.C., has conducted a nationwide search for an AMC to assume management of AWI. The search included submitting a request for proposal through the Association Management Companies Institute, in response to which AWI received proposals from 21 AMCs.

After reviewing the proposals and personally meeting with the finalists, the task force unanimously recommended to AWI’s Board of Directors that AWI select Ewald as its AMC. Ewald’s President, David C. Ewald, CAE, and Laurie Krueger, CAE, the Executive Director designated by Ewald to manage AWI, met with the AWI Board of Directors at length at the Board’s meeting on April 24, 2017.

At that meeting the Board adopted the task force’s recommendation and selected Ewald as AWI’s AMC, effective today. There will be a two-month transition period during which AWI’s current staff and Ewald will work together to handle AWI’s day-to-day activities until Ewald has fully assumed management of AWI.