Why is Stephens & Associates unique?
AKA: What do we have that others don't?

Elephants and Donkeys.
Our AMC has registered lobbyists in house, saving our clients an extra contract and vendor to manage. Our 96 years of experience in government relations affords our clients a unique opportunity to add a dynamic team of skilled lobbyists to their organization at a lower financial expense, less exposure for risk, and higher levels of lobbyist-board communication.

Speed Dial.
We understand the value of time and relationships. That's why every client has direct access to our President and CEO at all times, regardless of the size of the contract or which team member is assigned to the organization.

Broken Glass.
Our culture is a strong one, built on creative solution based ideas and a strong determination for goal achievement.
We do not open our doors every day to meet expectations; we do it to exceed them.
We do not avoid obstacles; we rise above them.
We do not get struck down by barriers; we shatter glass ceilings.


Stephens & Associates, with its staff and associates, provides services for a wide variety of association needs. Under our umbrella, our clients have direct access to the knowledge and professionalism of Certified Association Executives, Designated Professional Lobbyists, a graduate from the U.S. Chamber Institute of  Organizational Management, meeting planners, lawyers,  accountants, audio visual experts, computer and technology professionals, graphic designers, media and communication professionals, and webmasters. We are well connected with Florida policy makers and government agencies with more than 96 years of combined experience. Together we provide a suite of services for our clients.

Our company is actively engaged in business organizations that offer professional development, networking  opportunities, and technology updates for association executives, including:

   
       
   

 

Our team serves on volunteer leadership roles within all our association executive organizations, including committee chair roles and board level appointments. We believe in a sense of engagement and involvement, volunteering in local fundraisers and events to bring support to our colleagues and community. Our sense of philanthropic pride runs deep and we are energized by our opportunities to serve the communities we live in.


What makes us different?


Our team is founded on the idea that there is no challenge we cannot meet. Our passion is our culture and that culture bleeds through to every contact we have with our clients. We seek out and recruit team members who exhibit those same behaviors, ensuring each association we represent has the highest level of confidence in the services we bring to the table.


At Stephens & Associates, we rise above


The legend of the tall poppy describes a singular bloom which grew taller than its surrounding neighbors. Some poppies responded by choking the high achiever at its roots, bringing it down so that they might steal more sunlight. Others responded by leaning their stalks in to support the tall poppy as it rose to reach new heights. At Stephens & Associates we are grounded in our roots of association excellence but not afraid to rise above expectations. Our team of professionals understand the importance of standing tall, making a difference, and breaking barriers.



Worldwide Recognition & Raising the Bar

In January 2018 our company was recognized by the AMC Institute, a global organization for association management, with the prestigious AMCI Accreditation. With a high set of performance standards, this designation brings an even more elevated level of success to our client associations. As a woman-owned small business, this recognition places our company in the top 1% of comparable association management companies globally.

The AMC Institute is a non-profit trade organization focused on advancing professionalism and high industry standards for AMCs. The Institute provides expert support and resources to drive new business to members, champions accreditation to promote industry best practices, and creates educational and networking opportunities for AMCs to engage and learn from each other.