Connectiv Merges with Association Media & Publishing (AM&P)
The two associations representing B2B and non-profit publishers, respectively, merge to pool resources and enhance membership benefits.
Following unanimous approval by both organization’s boards of directors, Connectiv — the group that represents B2B publishers and media companies — and Association Media & Publishing — whose membership is comprised of over 200 non-profit association publishers like the American Chemical Society — have merged, effective immediately.
Mike Marchesano, managing director of Connectiv, will take on the additional role of managing director of AM&P, according to a statement, which notes that the two organizations will “operate independently with managerial oversight from Marchesano and others at Connectiv.”
Connectiv and AM&P will both maintain their respective boards, with two AM&P board members — the American Nurses Association’s Joe Vallina and the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association’s Larry Hoffer — also receiving seats on Connectiv’s board.
Additionally, AM&P’s annual meeting and Excel Awards program — held each June in Washington, D.C. — will continue under their current leadership, and AM&P members will henceforth have access to Connectiv benefits like the ConnectivU online education suite and eligibility for the annual Neal Awards.
A note from Matt Kinsman, Connectiv’s VP of content and programming, adds that the program at the forthcoming 2018 edition of Connectiv’s Business Information & Media Summit will include a track devoted to AM&P.
“Connectiv and SIIA are committed to using our organizational experience and industry leadership to advance the unique interests of business information companies,” said Marchesano in the statement. “AM&P is a great fit with our mission to accelerate innovation and collaboration.”
“This new structure will ensure continued growth and will give AM&P the resources to provide exciting new benefits to our members,” added Vallina. “We look forward to reaching new heights as a key member of the Connectiv family.”