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

Molly A. Mullins

Chief Executive & Strategy Officer

Ms. Mullins applies her extensive management and leadership experience as TMA's Chief Executive & Strategy 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

VP, Client Experience

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)

Amy Luckado

VP, Operations

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).

Joanna Truitt

VP, Professional Development

Joanna Truitt recently joined the TMA Team as Vice President of Professional Development. Most recently she managed the Continuing Education program and Experience certification requirement for the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. Previously she served as lead training for Avue Technologies Corporation which specializes in offering holistic approach to human capital management automation solutions for the Federal sector. In addition, she has represented the American Legion Auxiliary on Capitol Hill and to the Departments of Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security and Defense serving as a veterans advocate. Joanna is a specialist in adult education, business process redesign and technology implementation. Her business background comes from 15 years of senior level experience as a University Administrator in the area of Finance and Administration. She holds a Masters degree in College Student Personnel.

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.

Talbot H. Gee

Chairman

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.

Support Staff

Don Smith - Chief Financial Officer

Catherine Wiafe - Director of Communications and Marketing

Vincent Moulden - Account Executive & Digital Media Manager

Colleen McDonough - CPYB Program Manager

Beth Hiltabidle - Sales & Marketing Associate

Courtney Stewart - Membership and Programs Manager

Cathy Vick - Registrar

Stacie Binnix - Office Manager/Accounting Assistant

Amy Halligan - Events Coordinator