Topeka Firm to Provide Association Management
The Kansas Society of Land Surveyors (KSLS) and the KSLS Charitable Foundation are excited to announce that they have selected Brad Parker, CAE, of Braden Heidner Lowe and Associates (BHL) in Topeka to serve as their next executive director. Parker officially assumed the role April 18.
In January, the former executive director, Evelyn Cable, announced her intent to retire, prompting the society and foundation to conduct a search for her successor.
“We are excited to introduce Brad Parker and Braden Heidner Lowe and Associates,” said KSLS Charitable Foundation Chairman Wil Anderson, PS, of Kansas City. “Please join the society and foundation boards in welcoming them to the land surveyors’ community.”
“Brad’s experience as an executive director for groups like KSLS, coupled with the full-scale association management services that BHL provides, will be an incredible asset to the society and its charitable foundation,” added KSLS President Lee (Tuff) Hermreck, PS, of Lenexa.
Parker is an association executive with BHL, working in its Topeka, Kansas, headquarters. He has more than 20 years of experience as an association executive for nonprofit professional and trade associations. He is a graduate of Kansas State University (bachelor’s degree in agricultural journalism) and Friends University (MBA in management). He has experience in all aspects of association management and particular expertise in member communications and public relations. He earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the American Society of Association Executives in 2016 and a Certificate of Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from Michigan State University in 2019.
BHL is a full-service association management and government affairs firm. It represents clients across North America, including state, regional, national, and international associations. It has been serving clients – many of which are professional licensure organizations – for several decades in all aspects of association management, including membership retention and growth, event planning, financial and strategic planning, and communications. It has offices in Topeka, Kansas, and Jefferson City, Missouri.The new mailing address for KSLS and the foundation is 825 S. Kansas Ave., Ste. 500, Topeka, KS 66612, and 785-234-7983 is the new telephone number. E-mail still should be sent to the firstname.lastname@example.org address.