Dennison & Associates is a boutique consulting firm providing tailored business analysis and project management services to associations and non-profit organizations, ranging from 2 to 200 staff.
Our primary mission is to become your most trusted partner. We build a close connection with each of our clients, forming a partnership you can rely on to help you solve your operational problems to achieve your strategic goals.
Our team combines decades of association support with expert business analysis, project management and facilitation skills to provide you with flexible, cost-effective services fit to your needs. Each of our consultants is hand-picked specifically because they share an absolute focus on client success.
Whether you need help with a quick strategic assessment, technology selection or implementation, a top-to-bottom digital strategy or organizational assessment, or just part-time business analysis and project management, we can help you find fresh solutions to your stubborn problems.
Our team members all have at least 10+ years’ experience working with associations, and include certified association executives (CAE), business analysts (CBAP) and project managers (PMP).
Vanessa Dennison, CAE, CBAP
Organizational optimization, technology strategy, business analysis, project management
Vanessa Dennison, owner of Dennison & Associates, is a Certified Association Executive and Certified Business Analyst Professional. She has more than 20 years’ experience working with dozens of trade and professional associations and unions, both as a staff member and an industry vendor. She applies proven expertise, industry best practices, and a deep commitment to each client to deliver superior results.
Vanessa leads a growing team of leading association consultants with a variety of skills. Together we share a singular focus on serving our clients, and delivering value no matter your size, budget, or needs.
Jay Daughtry, M.Ed.
Business Development Manager
A former teacher, Jay earned a Masters degree in Educational Administration. He has worked primarily in the association space since 2002 and has held positions with responsibilities for business development, account management, communications, and partnerships with Wells Fargo, ISG Solutions, Personify, and Results Direct.
Liane Radford, PMP
Operations Manager, Principal Consultant
Business Analysis, Project Management
Liane is a results-driven IT manager with over 20 years of experience in managing projects and technology operations in the association space. Liane holds her Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and has extensive project management experience with an emphasis on IT solutions, business processes and system implementations.
With her industry background, Liane understands associations and provides support to our clients for projects such as software implementations, website upgrades, product evaluation and selection, data conversion and reporting.
Nardos Tsegie, PMP
Data Analysis, Business Analysis, Project Management
An Information Technology professional/Database developer by trade, Nardos has made the professional societies and trade associations her professional home since 2007. Through the years, she has gained ample experience taking various roles on multiple system upgrades, implementations, integrations and digital transformation projects. Her industry experience oscillates between both the client and vendor-side.
Nardos has a master’s degree in Technology Management and is a PMP certified Project Manager.
A self proclaimed life-long learner, Nardos believes growth mindset is the key to a successful and fulfilling professional career. Her biggest forte is data analysis. She aspires to be a Chief Data Officer/Data scientist someday and contribute to the association industry as a thought leader with special focus on prediction and Decision Support Systems.
Business Analysis, Accounting
Sharon brings over 20 years’ association experience to Dennison & Associates. Sharon has worked with dozens of associations assisting with technology implementations, solving deep technology problems, and analyzing business processes and best practices. Sharon brings a practical, results-oriented view to her projects, guiding clients with a sure hand toward achieving their goals.
She has an extensive background in database management, operations, and accounting. Sharon served as CTO for Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council and as a Principal Business Consultant for Personify, a leading association technology company.
Business Analysis, Web Design and Strategy
Merideth is a versatile leader who envisions, executes and delivers complex digital initiatives. She draws on her broad experience to deliver results across branding, communications, marketing, content and product development, ecommerce, project management and visual design.
Merideth has worked for associations and non-profits for nearly 20 years, and brings extensive understanding of the challenges associations face with keeping their technology up to current standards. With a background working for multiple non-profits, and the association consulting firm ITAG, she knows how to help organizations succeed.