Susan Gidley is an equity partner in Gidley Management Group, Inc. (GMG). In addition to her role serving client associations, she handles GMG's day-to-day operations and is responsible for the financial oversight of the firm.
Susan is a dedicated Association Administrator and Executive Director, serving as a valuable resource to members and volunteers. She has served on and worked with a number of non-profit boards. Susan works in partnership with her client Boards of Directors, providing strong support and the tools they need to do the best job possible. Her passion is meeting planning, having planned, negotiated, managed and implemented hundreds of meetings with great success. Susan takes great pride in providing extraordinary customer and member service, providing a strong sense of belonging to your association. She builds strong relationships among her association members and is an excellent communicator.
In May 2018, Susan was awarded the Financial Executives International (FEI) Distinguished Service Award for 20 years of service to the FEI Chicago Chapter. Normally given to volunteers, Susan is the first Chapter Administrator in the 85 year history of the organization to receive this prestigious award. Recipients of the Distinguished Service Award are individuals who have demonstrated exemplary service to the organization that consistently ranks above and beyond their chartered responsibilities. They exhibit extraordinary commitment and purpose within their local Chapters as well as at the National level.
Susan attended the University of Illinois at Chicago. GMG is a member of the Association Forum of Chicagoland, the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the Association Management Company Institute.
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