When you partner with Clemons & Associates, Inc.,
our team becomes your team. 

The C&A team is comprised of talented, seasoned professionals that offer professional associations access to a broad range of services, including administrative, communications, executive, financial, operational and management competencies. As a team-oriented organization with a highly cooperative staff, every staff member contributes to the activity and actions critical to assuring the success of the organizations with whom we partner.  With a combined total of over 175 years of association management experience, your organization will feel comfortable knowing its in good hands. 

Crista LeGrand, CAE, CMP
President & CEO

Crista LeGrand currently is the principal owner and Chief Executive Officer of Clemons & Associates, Inc. Founded in 1977, C&A is a Baltimore-based Association Management Company that has demonstrated success in customer satisfaction year after year. LeGrand has been in the association management industry for over 18 years. She has served on many Boards of Directors. She has also served as the executive vice president and executive director of three associations. LeGrand is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP). She has personally managed hundreds of events throughout her career including site selection, meeting management, registration/housing, sponsorship, education strategy and planning, new product/program development, content management and delivery, and program evaluation. 

LeGrand leads a team of association management professionals who handle all aspects of non-profit management including event services and meeting management, financial management, board leadership, strategic planning, membership development, and communications/marketing. LeGrand also provides business consulting and has served on several boards for business and volunteer organizations. LeGrand is a member of ASAE & The Center, Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), and the University of Maryland Terrapin Club. She is also an active sports car enthusiast! Crista LeGrand resides in Perry Hall, Maryland, where she enjoys spending time with her family.

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Kalu Azu
Financial Coordinator

Kalu’s administrative experience and creativity provide great assistance to C&A. He’s inquisitive and proactive, and also on the ball when it comes to assessing and troubleshooting problems. Kalu also tutors students in math and volunteers for political campaigns. When he’s not working, he enjoys making music, editing videos, and showing off his dance moves.


Natalie Belden
Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Natalie attended the University of Arizona where she received an academic excellence scholarship and graduated Magna Cum Laude at the age of 20 years old. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Communication and a minor in Public Relations. She also had the incredible opportunity to study International Communication in Barcelona, Spain for six months. As the Clemons & Associates, Inc. content creator, Natalie has experience in business writing, digital marketing, email blasts, press releases, and building websites. She is extremely skillful on all social media network platforms.

In her free time, she enjoys being a social media influencer, as she has grown her Instagram account to over 14,000 followers. She has a passion for artwork and loves wondering different art museums. Natalie aspires to travel the world and live abroad in many different countries during her life. She is currently living in Annapolis, Maryland.


Addie Blevins
Association Coordinator

Addie has 5 years of non-profit experience and a background in advertising and public relations.  She is creative and hungry to learn.  When she isn’t working you can find her spending time with her family or volunteering on the board of directors for the local chorus she sings in.

Amanda Bolinsky
Executive Vice President

As the Executive Vice President of Clemons and Associates, Inc., Amanda is responsible for business operations, staff development, and executing the company’s strategic plan. She has served as the Executive Director of three professional societies and one trade association, bestowing her with a strong background in meeting and event planning, program development, financial budgeting, succession planning, and leadership development. She is well-versed in developing committee charters, executing board orientations, and revamping association governing documents. She has demonstrated a very strong track record, increasing membership numbers by 10-28% and assets by up to 25% for the organizations she has worked with.

Amanda has achieved a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Loyola University. She also had the opportunity to study abroad in Australia and Chile. Being an avid traveler, she has had the luxury of traveling to some of the most exotic destinations, including the Galapagos Islands, Machu Picchu, New Zealand, Iceland, Alaska, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Costa Rica to name a few. On her days off, you can find her spending time with the little boy who stole her heart and calls her Momma. She also enjoys practicing yoga and a nice spa day.


Angie Gonzalez
Association Coordinator

Angie Gonzalez graduated from Towson University with a major in Communication Studies and served as President and PR Chair of her sorority. She has administrative experience along with a background in marketing and project coordinating. Angie also does freelance photography and loves cuddling with her dog, Versace!

Paula Kreuzburg, IOM
Senior Account Executive

Paula has worked in association management for over 20 years and brings expertise in strategic planning;  board and committee leadership development; and budget planning and growth. Paula's our resident food aficionado and can tell you where all the best restaurants are in Maryland.

Bob Liberto, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

Bob brings over 25 years of experience in providing financial services for tax-exempt organizations and fully understands the financial standards and processes in association management. On Sundays, you'll find him at a Baltimore Ravens game and in case you weren't aware, we were SuperBowl Champs in 2000 and 2012.

Donna Liberto
Financial Manager

Donna has been with the C&A for 18 years and in the accounting field for over 20. She is detail-oriented, competent, and, of course, sharp with numbers. When she's not creating financial statements, you can find her raising her twins, at the shore listening to Reggae, or dreaming about her retirement villa in Italy.

Kim Shaw
Account Director

Kim brings years of event planning experience and has meticulous attention to the details.  She enjoys tackling projects and figuring out how to streamline processes for better efficiency while adding creative design touches.  Kim is a true Maryland girl who cheers for the Orioles, Ravens and Terps while teaching her sons all of the fight songs for our home teams.

Alice Simpkins
Meetings & Member Services Manager

Alice has years of organizational and project management experience, so she fits right in with the fast-paced environment of association management.  She's received numerous awards in writing contests and put her skills to good use by teaching students at a boarding school.  Alice is also the C&A Social Director and plans our team outings and volunteer services.


Becca Stinner
Account Executive

Becca is an experienced Executive Director at Clemons & Associates, Inc. She has the innovative spirit, drive, and enthusiasm to continue the success of your organization. Her experience includes working with national, regional, and state associations for over five years. Becca’s experience includes strategic planning; managing communication strategies via social media, website, and e-blasts; serving as liaison between board, committee, and member, as well as state and national associations. She is also experienced in planning, organizing and executing board meetings, fundraising events, and national conferences; providing a strong and credible voice for the association and industry with key stakeholders; association brand management.

Becca holds a certificate in association management, she also has her Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA), Bachelor of Science in Marketing; minor in psychology from Salisbury University.  She is currently on the path to obtain her CAE designation through ASAE & The Center. She is an avid long distance runner of over 15 years, who completed her first marathon in November 2018, along with many half marathons along the way. When she’s not running, you can find her snuggling with her adorable cat, Hermes.


Mike Tucker
Senior Account Executive

Mike is a former owner of a long-time Washington, D.C. independent dealer business, where he transformed the company from $3.5 million a year (and losing money) into an organization that generated over $24 million of profitable sales dollars at its peak. He brings over 40 years of industry experience and organizational leadership to C&A. He's an expert in building partnerships with the federal government and educates members on how to navigate and obtain success through business downturns, technology and industry challenges, new market demands, and more. Look up “hardworking, can-do attitude” and Mike’s photo will probably be in the results. Mike is most proud of his family, being married to his loving wife for 42 years and raising their five children together.

C&A Mascot

Layla serves as the mascot, morale booster and security guard.  She's a rescue dog from South Korea and is part Jindo, Shiba Inu, Chow Chow, and Spitz.  When she's not sleeping, you can find her entertaining for treats.  #cutenessoverload