The success, growth and vitality of any organization is determined by the capabilities and commitment of the people who serve in leadership positions.

In the association environment, the elected leadership must have full confidence in the skills and abilities of the professional staff assigned to carry out the organization's mission and goals.

Through affiliation with Thompson Management Associates, your organization will be assured of the highest quality service and the dedication of the assigned staff associates. Your association office will carry out the Board's directives and policies, and will fully support the efforts of your standing committees and task groups. 

Thompson Management Associates is committed to maintaining a clear focus on providing exceptional customer service. We understand our level of commitment to both your organization's elected leadership and committees, as well as to the individual members, customers and constituents which your organization serves.

Principals &
Account Executives

Talbot H. Gee - CEO

With a successful track record in leading and nurturing numerous professional trade associations, Mr. Gee applies his keen sense of strategic focus in support of TMA's client organizations. He is adept at assisting organizations in applying their strengths and competencies to address future opportunities. Mr. Gee currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) as well as their Institute for Distribution Excellence and the NAW Executives Council.

Molly A. Mullins - COO & Senior Account Executive

Ms. Mullins applies her extensive management and leadership experience as TMA's Chief Operating Officer, guiding and supporting TMA's professional associates, while serving as staff executive for three client associations. She is a member of the Executives Council of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW), the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE); and, the Council of Manufacturing Associations of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).

Jessica Forte - Account Executive & Conference Director

Ms. Forte serves as the Executive Director of a long-standing educational alliance of industry trade associations, which TMA helped to found in 1991, as well as Director of the University of Innovative Distribution, managed by TMA since its inception in 1994. She also serves as TMA's Conference Director, managing numerous events, conventions and meetings throughout the U.S. and Canada. She is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)

Deborah Mitchell - Account Executive

Ms. Mitchell brings an outstanding background in corporate education and training to provide executive leadership for one of TMA's client associations and serves as director of a prominent industry safety certification program which TMA designed to strengthen one of its long-standing trade association clients.

Amy Luckado - Account Executive & Membership Director

Ms. Luckado has successfully served TMA's client associations for over fourteen years. Throughout her tenure, her key responsibilities have included membership services and development, program management, communications and information technology support, all delivered with a personal commitment to meeting the needs of members, coupled with a dedication to enabling volunteer engagement. Ms. Luckado is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and serves on the steering committee of the Industrial Careers Pathway program (ICP).

Vincent Petrella - Account Executive

As a veteran maritime sales executive, Mr. Petrella provides expert leadership in support of yacht sales professionals serving clients worldwide. He was instrumental in helping TMA to create the industry's professional standards and certification program, recognized throughout North America.

Support Staff

Don Smith - Chief Financial Officer

Catherine Wiafe - Director of Communications and Marketing

Vincent Moulden - Digital Media Manager

Colleen McDonough - CPYB Manager

Beth Hiltabidle - Marketing & Advertising Associate

Courtney Stewart - Membership and Programs Manager

Cathy Vick - Events Registrar

Stacie Binnix - Accounting Assistant

Amy Halligan - Events Coordinator