Association Independent Management (AIM) is a Pennsylvania-based association management company (AMC) that offers specialized, cost-effective, approaches to servicing the unique needs of associations, professional societies or nonprofit organizations.
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AIM offers five specialized, yet affordable, approaches to servicing the distinctive needs of your association, professional society or nonprofit organization. Each is supported by a team of experienced professionals who hold degrees in their fields and have decades of experience in association management.
Leadership, Governance and Membership Support
Meetings and Event Management
AIM’s meeting planning connections extend nationally, connecting clients with cost-effective, high-quality venues designed to ensure the success of your meeting, convention, trade show or special event whether in-person or virtual. Our team also works to build successful relationships with your vendors and sponsors.
AIM’s team of financial experts is led by a chief financial officer supported by a team of experienced financial administrators with longstanding service records, and together has skillfully managed assets totaling more than $10 million and budgets in excess of $6 million.
AIM has a proven track record of significantly increasing client revenue and assets utilizing industry best practices, curtailing unnecessary client expenses, implementing cost-effective procedures, increasing membership dues and other sources of income.
AIM can help set the direction of your organization based on your vision, values and current and forecasted resources. We will help your leaders define how to successfully integrate those strategies into the overall culture of your organization in attainable steps. And if you need us, AIM will be there to design and execute each objective.
Communications and Public Relations
Resident experts in all things association and non-profit.
AIM is deliberate in all of its endeavors but never more than when it comes to hiring the right people. We intentionally seek team members who will earn trust, deliver outstanding quality, and build long-term relationships with our valued clients.
Jennifer Shockley, CAE
Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree from Elizabethtown College and has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential. She enjoys tennis and movies, and always appreciates a good pop culture reference.
Katina Madianos-Fiore, MPA
Association Services Manager
Prior to her tenure at the SBC, Katina worked at the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA), a training and advocacy organization for law enforcement where she handled membership, member services and a product testing program.
She has worked in and around Philadelphia for such diverse nonprofits as the American Red Cross, Legacy Youth Tennis and Education and a nonprofit professional sports event. Her focus has been on overseeing membership and member services, planning and executing special events, creating communications pieces, garnering corporate sponsorships, liaising with volunteers and committees, organizing community relations projects and everything in between.
Her previous association management experience was with the SBC, NTOA and the Montgomery Bar Association in Norristown, PA.
During and after graduate school, Katina worked in the Mayor’s Office in Manhattan, responding to and solving constituent complaints and emergency situations across New York City.
Katina has a bachelor’s in political science from Drexel University and an MPA from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. Katina lives just outside Philadelphia and has two daughters, one dog and two guinea pigs.
Association Services Manager
Harry holds a bachelor’s degree in politics from Messiah College, and resides in Harrisburg. In his free time, you can find him testing new skills in the kitchen, or outside exploring all that our commonwealth has to offer.
Leah Krnjaic, CAE
Chief Operating Officer
Leah has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of association management, which includes 10 years with a Pennsylvania statewide local government association focusing on board relations, project management and training and six years with a regional chamber of commerce as a government affairs director.
Leah is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor of science degree in business administration. She has earned the Certified Association Executive designation from the American Society of Association Executives, the Realtors® Certified Executive and the Commitment to Excellence endorsement from the National Association of Realtors® and she is a graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institutes for Organization Management.
Jim Antonio, CPA, CMA
Chief Financial Officer
Jim has worked in finance for 42 years, in both corporate and nonprofit entities, and has a wealth of experience in tax, investment and insurance. Jim has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and master’s degree in business and has earned the Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant credentials.
Diane Langner, CMM, CMP
Diane has earned the Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM) and the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designations. She is a graduate of Concord University. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects are her passion.
Leigh spent nine years in the solution center for PAR and was promoted to finance assistant in May of 2018.
She is a graduate of the Harrisburg Academy, and has been with AIM since July 2018. Prior to her employment here, she spent five years working at banks, excelling at customer service and multitasking.