WASHINGTON, May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- After founding and dedicating nearly 25 years to transforming McKinley Advisors from niche affinity marketing agency to the 40-person, global market leader McKinley is today, Jodie Slaughter, FASAE will retire and transition to an advisory role effective March 1, 2018. Slaughter will chair McKinley's advisory board, entrusting the day-to-day leadership of the firm to her long-time business partner, Jay Younger, FASAE. This transition signifies the realization of a long-term vision for McKinley's future.
Slaughter has helped mission-based organizations address their most critical business challenges since founding the industry's largest association-focused research and strategy firm, McKinley Advisors, in 1994. As a Fellow of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), former Chair of ASAE Business Services, Inc. and recipient of the ASAE Academy of Leaders Award, Slaughter is known throughout the association community for her expansive network, integrity, and business acumen.
Younger assumes the role of president and CEO effective June 1, 2017, and will be responsible for the firm's continued growth and success. Managing partner and chief consultant since 2007, Younger has served as a trusted advisor to many of the world's leading associations, including ASAE, American Chemical Society, American College of Healthcare Executives, American Institute of Architects, and the National Retail Federation. Like Slaughter, Younger is recognized in the association community as an ASAE Fellow and is currently a director of ASAE Business Services, Inc.
McKinley is also pleased to announce the acquisition of association consultancy the d3 Group. d3 group founder, Jon Hockman, FASAE, a widely-recognized advisor and strategist to the association and nonprofit community, will join the firm as principal on June 1, 2017.
"I'm incredibly excited to join forces with the tremendous pool of talent on the McKinley team," said Hockman. "Together, we're going to deliver outstanding results for our clients." Hockman, also an ASAE Fellow, will increase the capacity of the firm's consulting division to deliver best-in-class strategy, organizational development, and facilitation services.
"I'm beyond excited for our next chapter," said Younger. "With Jon as a member of our leadership team, our clients now have access to another top talent who can help define and deliver the strategy and solutions associations need to thrive in today's marketplace."
Slaughter reinforced this message, stating, "This is a remarkable day for McKinley. I will be honored to continue to support Jay, Jon and the entire McKinley team as an advisor as we enter our next chapter in delivering value to our clients and the members they serve."
McKinley Advisors empowers its clients to advance their missions through the delivery of tailored research, consulting and marketing services that produce extraordinary insights and outcomes for associations worldwide. Photos and information on McKinley and its leadership team are available at www.mckinley-advisors.com.
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