Peter Houstle is CEO/COO and the in-house expert on meetings, financial management, and strategic planning.
Helping associations navigate the intricacies of effective financial planning and program development comes naturally to Peter after 18 years in association management and 10 years working behind the scenes — and on stage — in the entertainment industry. He served as executive vice president for an international trade association and industry foundation, in addition to assisting dozens of other associations.
Whether it’s a 10,000+ attendee/1,000+ booth trade show in Chicago’s McCormick Place, launching a career marketing program, building a solid membership base or putting in place secure financial management systems, he handles the details without losing sight of the big picture.
Peter has been a speaker and writer for ASAE & The Center. He also serves on the AAE Technical Section Council. With Peggy, he has developed and taught several volunteer management courses for the Nonprofit Leadership Development Program at Anne Arundel Community College.
Peter earned his MBA from University of Maryland’s Robert Smith School of Business and a B.A. in Music from Ithaca College. And when he’s not helping associations achieve goals, he’s likely in the heat of a pick-up basketball game or relaxing at the piano.