Clifford M. Brownstein, Practical Strategies' Principal
Cliff Brownstein is a recognized leader in both the association management and public accounting fields, having spent more than 25 years in each.
Cliff has worked with four association management companies over his career, providing services to dozens of state, regional, national and international trade and professional associations.
He founded one of the four management companies, C.M. Brownstein & Associates, Inc. which he managed for 11 years and then sold. He is also the co-founder of two not-for profit associations.
He has served as President and on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Association Management Companies (IAAMC). He is also a member of the American Society of Association Executives, has served on several committees over the years, and has been a featured speaker at its national conference and affiliated regional society conferences.
Cliff has written numerous articles and presented talks on association management issues to a wide variety of not-for-profit organizations and publications including Association TRENDS, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, the former Greater Washington Society of Association Executives, and the Florida Society of Association Executives.
He has also facilitated numerous Board strategic planning and leadership retreats, developed countless strategic plans and marketing initiatives, and conducted training for association staffs.
On the public accounting side of the ledger, Cliff has served as the Administrator of a large, regional CPA firm and has managed four public accounting associations. Cliff is the co-founder of one of them, the Association for Accounting Administration.
He has presented talks at the AICPA MAP Conference, numerous state societies, and other public accounting organizations on "Marketing Professional Services," and is a contributing author to the AICPA's MAP Handbook and its textbook, "The Marketing Advantage."
He has consulted with numerous CPA firms on marketing, promotional and management issues.