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September 25, 2017

Partners In Association Management: Profile of a small company

Best Small Company No. 30 - Management Services

Mike Vogel | 7/24/2012


Lauren Wynsma was hired after an internship. [Photo: Colin Hackley]
In her last year in business management at Florida State University, Lauren Wynsma realized she needed different work experiences to boost her resume. Through an FSU office, she found a three-week internship with Partners In Association Management, a Tallahassee company that serves as the headquarters for industry groups and professional societies that don’t want the expense of a captive administrative staff. When Wynsma’s three weeks were up in May 2011, she was offered full-time work as a member service coordinator and took night classes to finish her degree.

Partners will hire three to four new workers this year. All of its new hires last year had at least a bachelor’s degree. Many of the staff have degrees in communications or marketing, says CEO Bennett Napier, who had a dual major in political science and sociology and a master’s in applied politics and graduate studies in public policy.

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  • Breaking News: Nova Southeastern University calls $200 million commitment from Patel Family 'transformational'

    Today, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) announces the largest philanthropic gift in its history from Tampa-area cardiologist Dr. Kiran C. Patel and his wife, pediatrician Dr. Pallavi Patel. The commitment from the Patel Family Foundation includes a $50 million gift and an additional $150 million for real estate and facilities. The money will be used to expand the university's programs in osteopathic medicine and health care sciences, and also to develop a new 27-acre campus for NSU in Clearwater, Fla. The Patels are renowned in Florida for their philanthropy, community service and entrepreneurship.

    “This gift and additional investment will enrich NSU’s ability to educate highly-qualified physicians and health care professionals who understand how the medical disciplines can and must work together. These future leaders will represent the cultural diversity of our region, our nation and our world so that they can better serve their patients and communities,” said NSU President Dr. George Hanbury.

    Their $50 million gift, one of the seven-largest to any Florida university in history, catapults NSU to more than 84% of its goal to raise $250 million by 2020 for its Realizing Potential philanthropic campaign.

    Read more at the news release, here.

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