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By merging chapters, association will harmonize operations

Association for Corporate Growth spent much of 2020 selling a new governance model to shrink board and streamline chapters

BohnBohn

Feb. 19, 2021
By Walt Williams

When Tom Bohn joined the Association for Corporate Growth in 2019, the group had the organizational equivalent of multiple personality disorder, with 60 chapters throughout the U.S. and world operating independently. Chapters were competing with one another for members, leading to nearly 250 price points for membership, and public messaging was a mess.

“One thing I like to use as an example is when the Black Lives Matter issue came to a head, we had eight different chapters making eight different statements, oftentimes contradicting one another,” Bohn said. “We knew and I knew this wasn’t a recipe for success.”