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Association Services Group takes pride in our five core values, one of which is the pursuit of excellence. Kelley Atkinson, director of conference services and a 7-year ASG veteran, recently soared to the top of her class when she received her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) certification. Kelley is the first ASG team member to achieve this prestigious accreditation.

The Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) program helps enhance the knowledge and performance of meeting professionals, promote the status and credibility of the meeting profession and advance uniform standards of practice.

The CMP credential is recognized globally as a badge of excellence in the events industry. The qualifications for certification are based on professional experience, education and a rigorous exam. There are currently more than 11,000 meeting professionals in 55 countries that hold the CMP certification.

“When discussing goals each year, earning the CMP was always at the top of my list. For me, the designation represents dedication to the meeting and event industry. It’s the same kind of dedication we have to our clients and their meeting and association management needs,” Kelley said.

ASG Chief Executive Officer Charles Hall congratulated Kelley on her professional achievement and noted how the new level of expertise will enhance ASG.

“Kelley has worked hard for this recognition and I am proud she is ASG’s first team member with a CMP,” Hall stated. “This recognition reinforces that our team works hard to continually pursue excellence and maintain the highest standards of professionalism, expertise and management skills for our clients.”

Kelley joined ASG in January, 2013. As director of conference services, she leads her team in building budgets and managing logistics for clients’ annual conferences, board of directors’ meetings and education and licensing classes. Kelley and her team handle ASG’s largest conference with more than 3,200 attendees and 400 exhibitor booths.

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About Association Services Group, LLC

ASG is an association management company located in LaGrange, Georgia. Founded by Charles Hall in 1995, ASG provides professional management services to trade associations, membership societies and not-for-profit organizations. Currently, ASG serves 17 full- service clients and eight project-service clients with a staff of 35 employees. ASG is one of only 81 ANSI/AMC Institute accredited management firms in the country. For more information on ASG, visit