Ament Associates

Association Consulting
Association Services

About Us

Why Ament Associates Inc?

Ament Associates Inc (AAI) provides solutions to leadership and management challenges that destination management organizations, associations, and agritourism businesses face every day.  As a Certified Association Executive, Ross brings best practices and cutting edge thinking to your business.

Ament Associates Inc is a flexible, positive business partner. We maintain strict confidentiality of your activities.

We establish clear rules of engagement from the beginning so that you understand the scope of our services. You have every opportunity to provide input at each step of the process.

Ross Ament, MA, CAE President

Ross Ament provides over 25 years of association management and tourism experience. He has served as the CEO/President of a large regional convention and visitors bureau. As the former Meetings, Convention, and Incentive Travel Specialist with the Canadian Consulate General Office, Chicago, Ross brings in-depth, international meetings experience to the client. Working both as a meeting planner, supplier, and destination specialist, Ross knows the importance of partnering and collaboration.

Ross received the Certified Association Executive designation in 1992. He is the recipient of the Association Forum Distinguished Service Award and the Canadian Tourism Merit Award. In May of 2005, Ross graduated from Lewis University with a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership.

Agritourism has become a passion for Ross. Besides presenting numerous workshops and keynote addresses on the subject, he is offering agritourism coaching to businesses and organizations.

Ross is a member of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives, the Wisconsin Agritourism Association, the American Society of Association Executives, the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition, the Chicago Farmers Association, the Association Forum of Chicagoland, and the Illinois Society of Association Executives. He is a founding board member and current President of the Agriculture Tourism Partners of Illinois.