Who We Are

Experienced, educated, engaged professionals serving nonprofit associations for over 20 years - at IAM, our foundation is solid. Our team is focused on increased efficiency to improve your group's bottom line so you can do more for your members. We understand the challenges of today's nonprofit, and we are poised to support you in meeting them. With IAM, organizational leadership simply has more time to lead because we handle the details.

Our History

Our firm was founded in 1980 to manage associations, provide event management, provide academic publishing services, develop continuing education programs, and serve as consultants to nonprofit managers and leaders around the world. We continue to do so today, and while our technology and processes have evolved to remain current, our focus remains on providing the highest level of personal service to our clients.

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Jon Dancy, MIT, MBA, CMA, CAE

President and CEO


Jon is the President and Chief Executive Officer of International Association Management. He has more than 20 years of senior management experience in association management, corporate accounting, and information technology in healthcare and nonprofit industries. In addition to working with associations and foundations as a consultant, he is an expert in many special services such as online course development, webinars, fundraising, and sponsorship. Jon was a featured speaker at the Nursing Organization Alliance 2012 and 2011 Fall Summits.

Jon has more than 12 years of medical practice administration experience as an information technology manager and consultant with large cardiology and thoracic surgery groups in Pensacola and Atlanta. He has successfully worked with national physician associations.

Jon holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of West Florida, a Master of Information Technology degree from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia, and he is a Certified Association Executive (CAE). Additionally, Jon holds the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) credential. The CMA designation is a globally recognized accounting credential for corporate executives in managerial accounting, finance, and business performance.

Donna Deans
Donna Deans
Chief Performance Officer

Donna is the Chief Performance Officer (CPO) and Convention Services Director of International Association Management. Donna’s expert knowledge, experience with medical manufacturers and universities, and skills as a recognized leader make her an ideal choice to implement strategic initiatives and bring more value to your organization. She is a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) with experience in management, hotel contract negotiation, financial management, on-site event coordination, continuing medical education, site selection, sponsorship, enduring materials, web design, and travel.

Rick Pryor
Rick Pryor
Finance Director

As the CFO and Finance Director for IAM, Rick holds full responsibility for all accounting and finance functions. He joined IAM in May of 2014 with over twenty years of experience in financial management for non-profit and government agencies, and holds extensive knowledge of government regulations regarding governmental accounting and budgeting, as well as Federal and State funding and reporting policies and procedures. Rick graduated cum laude with a BA in Accounting from Golden Gate University, and is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). 

Steve Slebodnik
Steve Slebodnik
Senior Vice President, Hotel & Hospitality Management

As Senior Vice President of International Association Management, Steve manages recruitment, training and support of associates; creating concise overviews of hotel proposals, contract negotionas, personalized service, industry trends, promotional projects and networking. Prior to joining IAM, Steve held a position with the Houston office of Helmsbriscoe for over sixteen years. As a Senior Director of Global Accounts,  he worked directly with corporate and association clients throughout the United States and internationally. Steve is a hospitality industry veteran with over thirty years experience in the industry.   


IATAN Accreditation

On July 24, 2010, the International Airlines Travel Agent Network (IATAN) launched an accreditation program for professional meeting and event planners. IATAN's programs are recognized around the world and provide a unique accreditation system for meeting planners who continuously meet stringent business criteria. Accreditation provides global recognition of IAM and, at the same time, gives IAM global reach to industry suppliers. Being IATAN accredited ensures that our meeting and event planner entity and its sales are accurately identified and recognized by industry suppliers globally.

IAM promotes professionalism, administers meaningful and impartial business standards, and provides cost-effective products and services that benefit our clients. IATAN accreditation confirms our practices. 

Contact Info

International Association Management Company, LLC
7794 Grow Dr, Pensacola, FL 32514
Telephone: +1 (850) 484-9987
Fax: +1 (850) 484-8762
E-mail: jon.dancy@internationalamc.com

International Association Management (IAM)

If you progress, we progress. IAM contributes its success to collaboration in order to fulfill the goal to fully understand your organization, what it stands for and where it needs to go.