Tuesday, July 31, 2012 July Board of Directors: Association Management Services Examined The Board of Directors, in an effort to improve the services provided to components, engaged in a discussion at its July meeting about APTA's association management services (AMS) to sections, chapters, and assemblies. APTA provides paid services to components with AMS such as membership management, meeting planning, and publishing. The presentation and discussion focused on the history and trends of components’ use of the services. It also proposed business model options that APTA could consider. A model that would make services through AMS available to as many components as requested service was deemed most desirable. The financial objective of this model would be to break even. Components seeking information about APTA's AMS program can contact Catherine Langley, director of association management services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.