J. Bruce Wardle, CAE, Predsident and CEO

J. Bruce Wardle, CAE, Predsident and CEO

Association Management Group, Inc. (AMG)

Background/Speciality:

J. Bruce Wardle is an association executive who brings significant experience and skill in nonprofit management, governance, membership, marketing and communications, to the association community and to Association Management Group’s (AMG) clients. Wardle has been with AMG, an association management company based in Washington, D.C., since 1993 and has more than 30 years of association management experience. He is an active member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) having served as Chair of ASAE’s AMC Council, is an active member of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) having served as Chair of PCMA’s Education Foundation, is active with the Association Management Company Institute (AMCI) currently as a member of its Board of Directors, and sits on the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Associates Board.

As CEO of AMG, Wardle’s core purpose is to help clients achieve their organizational and strategic goals. Guiding him and AMG’s associates to mutual success with the organizations they serve is the nonprofit’s strategic plan, its annual operating budget, and the contracted service needs as determined by the Board of Directors.

Why did you decide to become a mentor for KnowHow Mentorship?

"I decided to become a mentor for KnowHow Mentorship to give back to the field that has given me so much. I think it is important to help others better understand nonprofit work and the contributions made and promote what more could be done around the globe. Outside of the US nonprofits could deliver benefits such as setting product safety standards and creating codes of ethics for entire professions. I am pleased to see the nonprofit sector advance across the globe and hope to contribute in a small way to that advancement."

What potential do you see in your partner organization/mentee?

"The Azerbaijan Micro-finance Association (AMFA) funds creation and expansion of microenterprises to create sustainable and equitable economic growth in Azerbaijan. AMFA also raises financial literacy and produces additional income that potentially lifts the borrowers out of poverty. AMFA seems to also be doing other things that are very important to low income people or those it seeks to serve, helping them to cope with poverty and giving them a more reliable way to manage their needs and cash flow."

Louis Delcart, MA

Louis Delcart, MA

Voka Chamber of Commerce Halle-Vilvoorde

Mentoring: Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Centre

Louis holds a Master in Romance philology from the University of Leuven in 1973, Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Leuven in 1992, Postgraduate in Marketing Management from the HUB University College in 1990 and a Postgraduate Property Management also from the KU Leuven in 2007.

 

Joined the Bacob Bank (since 2001 integrated into Belfius Bank), Belgium’s 5th largest bank, in 1980. He became National Retail Bank Marketing Director of the bank in 1987. In 1993 he took assignments in the Corporate department of the bank. His last assignment at the bank was Senior Manager for International Relations of the newly created Artesia Banking Corporation.

 

In 1998 he started his own consulting firm, Cardone Consulting. He specialized in training and consultancy in management and marketing of companies and financial institutions in Belgium, Central and Eastern Europe and in the Arab countries. In March 2004 he was appointed general manager of Haviland, the inter-municipal development agency of the Halle-Vilvoorde, the district around Brussels. This organization is responsible for project development in low-cost housing and industrial estates, waste collection and services to municipalities such as urban planning and building project management. In March 2010 he became director Internationalisation and Innovation at VOKA - Chamber of Commerce Halle-Vilvoorde.

 

Louis Delcart is Chairman of the non-profit organisation St Donatus Instellingen Merchtem, that manages the high schools and the adult evening classes St Donatus in Merchtem and Ternat. He is also vice-president of the Belgian-Ukranian Chamber of Commerce. Finally he is the former president of the «European Marketing Confederation» and past Vice-President of the Belgian «Stima», the largest organization of Marketing Professionals in Belgium.

 

Why did you decide to become a mentor for KnowHow Mentorship?

 

"I acquired a certain knowhow and experience during my career which I want to share with other organizations, especially in newly rising economies."

 

What potential do you see in your partner organization?

 

There is a lot of know-how and experience already present. We will try to add up our experiences and especially the network that we developed enabling us both to extend it and to acquire new knowhow and new contacts, we will be able to use both.

Peter J. O'Neil, CAE, Executive Director

Peter J. O'Neil, CAE, Executive Director

American Industrial Hygiene Association

Background/Specialty:

Peter has twenty years of non-profit management experience with trade associations and professional societies. He is a results oriented executive leader with a diverse background and established track record of successfully aligning resources with an organization’s strategic vision while simultaneously making the critical decisions necessary to move initiatives forward. Strengths include:

  • Significant accomplishments in the areas of financial and membership growth, strategy, organization development and building key domestic and international alliances and partnerships.
  • Creating a visionary, innovative and consensus-oriented culture that enables organizations to realize their fullest potential.
  • Solving complex business management and volunteer, board and staff relationship issues.
  • Developing enhanced marketing, communication and governance processes.

Why did you decide to become a mentor with KnowHow Mentor?

"I became a mentor for the KnowHow Exchange because I think it’s important to help organizations move forward and because we are all on a learning journey – personally, professionally, and organizationally – and this program represents an opportunity for me to learn and grow as much as I hope I am able to facilitate others learning and growing."

What potential do you see in your partner organization?

"I see great potential in the KnowHow program, not only from what assistance and support North American based nonprofit executives may be able to provide to emerging and developing markets around the world, but also from what we as professionals in North America can learn from our colleagues."

Rosa Aronson, PhD, CAE

Rosa Aronson, PhD, CAE

TESOL International Association (TESOL)

MentoringJCI Tunisia
Background/Specialty:

Dr. Rosa Aronson serves as Executive Director of the TESOL International Association (TESOL), a global professional membership association of teachers of English to speakers of other languages. Prior to TESOL, she was with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) headquartered in Reston, VA for 24 years. She began my career as an English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher in France. Dr. Aronson earned a Master’s degree in English Linguistics from the University of Aix-en-Provence, France, and a Ph.D. in Social Foundations of Education from the University of Virginia. She frequently givse presentations and keynotes at TESOL’s affiliate organizations across the world. Most recently she gave presentations in Dubai, UAE; Kabul, Afghanistan; Miragoane, Haiti; Iquique, Chile; Paris, France; and various conferences in the United States.

Why did you decide to become a mentor for KnowHow Mentorship?

“During my career, I was fortunate to meet influential leaders who mentored me, and freely gave me their time and counsel so that I could grow as a professional. I now want to give back what I was given. I also think a mentor learns a lot from the mentorship. It’s not a one-way street. Finally, I chose my current mentee because I lived in North Africa for 10 years and have a special affinity for people of the Maghreb region.”

What potential do you see in your partner organization?

“ My mentee, JCI Tunisia is a very strong organization with great leaders in a challenging context. We are focusing our work on governance issues. I believe JCI has a great future ahead, and will work hard to achieve the recognition it needs.”

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