It began in 1949, when founder William E. Smith started what has now become SmithBucklin, the largest association management company in the world. With nine client organizations—headlined by the Popcorn, Seed Pea and Frozen Potato Products Institutes—and just 22 employees, SmithBucklin opened its doors in downtown Chicago.
Today, we continue to work to fulfill the promise of Mr. Smith's vision, with talented employees offering growth-focused, best-in-class, flexible resources to more than 320 trade associations, professional societies, technology user groups, corporations, government agencies/institutes and other non-profit organizations. Read on to learn more about us.
The SmithBucklin Culture
Our culture is the foundation upon which we strive to create value for our client organizations and deliver exceptional service to their leaders, members and other stakeholders. Click here to learn more.
Our management team comprises individuals who have diverse but complementary skills and substantial collective experience and background in association management and business. As a team and as individuals, we dedicate ourselves to enabling and supporting SmithBucklin employees to deliver exemplary service and create value for our client organizations.