The Maryland Society of Surveyors (MSS) announced that it has retained the firm of John M. Palatiello & Associates, Inc. (JMP&A) to provide association management services.
"JMP&A's significant experience in the association management field and expert knowledge of the surveying profession made them an attractive candidate in our search for a management company," said Tim Quinn, PLS, (Rodgers Consulting, Inc., Germantown, MD), Chair of the MSS Search Committee.
JMP&A President John Palatiello said, "We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with the Maryland Society of Surveyors to assist in strengthening the society, expanding member outreach and growing the surveying profession."
"We welcome the firm to MSS and look forward to working together to continue to further enhance the professionalism of surveyors in Maryland," said James M. Shaw, Jr., PLS (RK&K, Baltimore, MD), the society's 2014 President.
JMP&A will provide overall association management services and guide the day-to-day operations of the society. The firm will be involved in financial management; member communications; public and media relations services; education; conference planning and coordination services; and will work with the society to develop government affairs strategies. Mr. Palatiello will serve as the Executive Director for MSS.
About the Maryland Society of Surveyors (MSS)
Established in 1947, MSS is comprised of approximately 550 Professional Land Surveyors, Property Line Surveyors and technical personnel serving the citizens of Maryland. The Society is active in promoting the surveying profession through public outreach, continuing education for its members and participation in the legislative process at the state, local and national level.
John M. Palatiello & Associates, Inc. (JMP&A) is a public affairs consulting firm based in the Washington, DC area. JMP&A has provided public relations, government relations, association management, strategic planning, marketing and consulting services to private firms, associations, and government agencies with an emphasis on the architectural, engineering, geospatial, surveying, mapping, GIS,information technology, construction, transportation, and infrastructure sectors. The team of professionals at JMP&A has over 70 years of combined experience in government relations, government contracting and association management.