CEO Update has long been a go-to resource for association and nonprofit executives who seek data, insights and community. I’m honored to have been interviewed for William Ehart’s outstanding piece in CEO Update entitled “Urge to Merge: Lots of Reasons, Few Incentives for Associations to Combine.”
The article includes a thoughtful discussion of the many ways in which associations can boost their voice and their overall impact by merging to speak as one, but why so many merger opportunities can be difficult when internal politics stand in the way of shaking up the status quo. I was so pleased to see CEO Update dedicate a sidebar to the outstanding people at NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association and the Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies (OPASTCO). I’ve served as an advisor for many mergers, and this is one that I’m particularly proud to have been a part of.