“We are, we hope, a mentor, a friend and connection for association professionals and volunteers.”
President & Executive Director
Peggy Hoffman, FASAE, CAE, has provided training and consultation on leadership development, component relations and strategic planning to more than a dozen national associations and many local groups over the past 30 years.
From her earlier role as membership director for a trade association with components, Peggy developed a commitment to building strong communities within associations. To that end, she has been very involved in ASAE – The Center for Association Leadership and is past chair for both the Component Relations Section Council and the Executive Management Council.
A key project of the council is the “Rebuilding the Volunteer Spirit”, one of ASAE’s inaugural Innovation Projects. The intent is to explore how associations can adapt to and build on the changing volunteer and develop tools and strategies that can be a catalyst for rethinking our governance and member engagement models.
Chief Executive Officer & Chief Operating Officer
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 30 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.
Manager of Administrative Services
Carol Blattau who serves as manager of administrative services. Carol brings more than eleven years experience running two different businesses to Mariner.
She’s also a consummate volunteer making her a knowledge matter expert in volunteer recruitment, training and rewarding. Carol graduated from the University of Baltimore with a BA in English/Professional Writing (and yes we believe she will write the next great American novel). In addition to her office duties, Carol is a contributor to the Mariner Idea Center blog. Be sure to read her continuing series on awesome volunteers.
Mariner Management & Marketing is your partner in helping association volunteers and staff create the greatest possible value for your members and in ensuring the long term health and growth of your association.