Dennison & Associates is a boutique consulting firm providing tailored services to associations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. Our primary mission is to become your most trusted partner. We build a long-term partnership with each of our clients, creating a relationship you can rely on to help you solve 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. And as association professionals, we bring a deep understanding of association business needs and best practices to your organization.
Whether you need help selecting new technology, or a top-to-bottom organizational assessment, we can help you find fresh solutions to your stubborn problems.
Vanessa Dennison, CAE
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 15 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.
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.
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, Data Analysis, Project Management
With over 20 years of experience as a Project Manager (PMP®), Business Analyst (CBAP®) and with an Agile Project Leadership (IIBA®-AAC) background, Joel brings a unique combination of both strategic and tactical project management. Joel has managed enterprise-level, complex, concurrent projects to solve business needs and advance organizational strategy.
Joel has worked with Associations and Non-profits on software evaluation, vendor selection, and scope & requirements definition. He has worked with government, legal, and technology organizations leading a variety of business application implementations including finance, CRM, website, content, records systems. He is a Master of Business Analytics (MSBA).
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 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.