CHICAGO – March 3, 2016 – The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses has selected SmithBucklin, the association management and services company more organizations turn to than any other, to provide full-service association management. The organization’s headquarters will move from Pensacola, Fla., to Chicago, effective July 1, 2016.
AAOHN is the professional association of licensed nurses engaged in the practice of occupational and environmental health nursing. Founded in 1942, AAOHN serves 4,000+ members dedicated to advancing the health, safety and productivity of domestic and global workforces by providing education, research, public policy and practice resources for occupational and environmental health nurses.
“We are excited about our partnership with SmithBucklin. We were impressed with the staff’s deep knowledge and specialized skill set in serving their healthcare client organizations, particularly in the field of nursing,” said Jeannie Tomlinson, MSN, RN, President of the AAOHN Board of Directors. “We look forward to working with our SmithBucklin team to develop strategies for AAOHN that will advance, protect, promote and guide our profession as we strive to make the workplace healthy and safe.”
SmithBucklin will work with the AAOHN Board to develop a strong strategic vision for the organization. The team also will lead all aspects of the AAOHN’s operations as well as membership and chapter services, advocacy, financial management, technology services, publication and communications, conference management, educational offerings and foundation management.
“We are excited by this opportunity to serve the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses,” said David Schmahl, Executive Vice President, SmithBucklin’s Healthcare + Scientific Industry Practice. “We are committed to making a meaningful, positive difference in AAOHN’s future growth by enhancing membership value and relevance, as well as the association’s influence and impact on the national and world platform of workplace health and well-being.”
SmithBucklin is the only association management company with dedicated industry practices. The company's Healthcare + Scientific Industry Practice supports the missions and objectives of healthcare and scientific organizations serving a broad spectrum of physician, nursing, dental, clinical research, academic and multidisciplinary groups. SmithBucklin offers these client organizations access to a team of professionals with unmatched healthcare association expertise and specific knowledge of the issues, challenges and actions distinctive to the changing healthcare environment.