The Company

Association Allies, LLC is a Maryland limited liability company founded in August 2007 by Erin Williams to provide professional consulting services for association and non-profit organizations headquartered throughout Maryland and metropolitan Washington, D.C.

Our specialties include planning, managing and administering conferences/events, educational/certification programs, publications, and a variety of support services.  We can partner directly with a client organization to support its conference-related needs… or work alongside current meeting staff to help to ensure all tasks are completed successfully.  We also are able to tailor our affordable services to meet your group’s needs on non-meeting related projects as well.  The approach is a personal one, as our professional management services are designed to meet the specific needs of each client and each event.  We enhance Clients large and small working directly for associations, or with association management agencies and other quality service providers.

Our Services provide valuable expertise through a highly flexible and customized approach whether for a limited set of tasks, an entire project, or throughout a crucial period.  We work on either time-and-expense, percentage of cost, or fixed fee arrangement as makes sense to both parties.  Our promise is to be an effective partner with our client board, staff and their membership.

For whatever your reason or need, let Association Allies manage the details as your trusted ally! 


The Founder/Principal

Erin E. Williams is the founder, owner and principal of Association Allies, LLC.  She is the primary provider of attentive and hands-on client service.

Ms. Williams is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University (PSU) and holds a BA in English.  She is also fluent in speaking and writing French.  She is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations (MANO).

Ms. Williams applies 15 years of progressively responsible experience in conference/event coordination, educational program management and publication production – frequently for medical organizations.  She has been an independent consultant since 2006.  Previously she was the educational programs manager with the American Health Quality Association (AHQA) where she designed and coordinated more than twelve ongoing programs and events over four years.  Prior to that, she worked for eight years for the association management leader, SmithBucklin Corporation in Washington, D.C.  She served two client accounts, the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), where she covered a gamut of areas and duties, from membership to certification to educational programs management. 

Ms. Williams has in depth experience in program development, event logistics coordination, speaker management, and publications management, as well as in continuing education compliance.  She has managed the production of numerous meeting programs and other meeting-related marketing materials, including hard copy and web-based materials.

Additionally, Ms. Williams has worked with a number of member-driven Committees and was well-received in her role supporting and facilitating their work.  She has outstanding conference planning skills and has been continually commended for her abilities in developing meetings, events and annual conferences.





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