Governance and Leadership
Ewald Consulting can assist you in making progress toward attaining the goals outlined in your strategic plan. An Account Executive helps you define the steps needed to pursue these goals and integrate these into the association’s operations plan.
Our professionals serve in roles such as Executive Director, Managing Director and Associate Executive Director. We coordinate the work of team members in various departments to meet deadlines and get results. We have expertise in chapter relations and special interest groups. Our team also supports in-house executive directors.
Through our Organizational Leadership team, we can maintain and manage your operations, bylaws, training manuals, elections procedures and the logistics of any necessary bylaws updates over time. To help individual volunteers advance their leadership skills, Ewald Consulting offers online and in-person training as well as publications and references to partner resources that help volunteers feel empowered.
Non-profit associations often come to us complaining of a lack of focus and accountability on strategic plan objectives. One way we address these problems is to create customized dashboards, showing clear comparison datapoints – several pages of highlights, showing strength and growth since the date of the strategic plan.
Boards review the dashboard at the end of each meeting, allowing them to conclude meetings with a sense of focus and finality.
- Board meeting logistics
- Chapter annual reporting
- Chapter relations
- Governing document review
- Leadership training
- Market/industry research
- Online community management
- Organizational structure review
- Operations planning
- Salary survey
- Speciality committee management
- Strategic plan mobilization
- Strategic planning facilitation
- Volunteer leadership development
Assistant Account ExecutiveEnjoys the outdoors, spending time with friends, and dogs.
Maren’s Dad. Sometimes leatherworker. Tortured Vikings fan.
David Ewald, MBA
Enjoys cooking, travel and live music. Reader of books (preferably paper).
Eric Ewald, CAE, MBA
Chief Experience Officer
I love to play guitar and sing, read, and ski race.
Shannon Pfarr Thompson, CAE, MA, MPA
Senior Account Executive
Outdoor enthusiast who loves biking, Nordic skiing and book club.
Darrin Hubbard, CAE
VP of Business and Portfolio Management
Hobbies include fishing, camping, golfing, reading, and wrangling kids. (Pronouns: he/him)
Laurie Krueger, CAE
Senior Account Executive
Described by friends and family as the hiker, biker, skier type.
Dale Regnier, CAE
Chapter Relations Director
Wanderer, foodie, fashion-plate, saint.
Katie Wallstein, CAE
Amateur baker. Love hiking, concerts, travel, and spending time with friends and family.
I enjoy travel, food and time with friends and family. Recently moved from MinneSNOWta to…
I enjoy international travel (pre-COVID, of course), fishing & boating. Road trips require stopping at…
History nerd. Fitness enthusiast. Dad of twins.
Dana Altendorf, MA
Hiking, cooking, reading, volleyball. In any order.
Arzu Alimohd, CAE
I love cooking, traveling, and running (for exercise, not as a means of travel). (Pronouns:…
Associate Account Executive
I love hiking, reading and rock climbing! Ask me about my houseplant obsession. (Pronouns: she/her)