The Team

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 150 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. Crista has been in the association management industry for over 20 years. She has served on many Boards of Directors. She has also served as the executive vice president and executive director of three associations. Crista 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. 

Crista 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. She also provides business consulting and has served on several boards for business and volunteer organizations. Crista is a member of ASAE & The Center, Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), and the University of Maryland Terrapin Club. She is an avid Maryland Terrapins fan and also a sports car enthusiast.  

Kalu Azu
Financial Manager

Kalu’s heavy math background, coupled with marketing and administrative experience, provide great assistance to C&A. He’s inquisitive and proactive, and on the ball when it comes to assessing and troubleshooting problems. He has experience dealing with numbers and financial resolution. Kalu has been a part of political campaigns and tutors students in math. His work with Clemons and Associates, Inc. has aided in the founding of his own non-profit organization.

When he has free time, Kalu spends it exploring his creative avenues, as he’s been in media and entertainment his whole life. As a former dancer of 8 years, he enjoys watching contemporary, hip-hop, krump, and broadway choreography. Kalu also spends his time making music and editing videos.  He hopes to finish writing and filming his first movie soon. If he’s not entertaining, you can catch him at the local gym.

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

Tammy Hobson

Tammy brings over 31 years of experience from a government agency in information technology and strategic management. Most recently, Tammy received her certificate of completion for Advanced Google Analytics and Google Analytics for Power Users from the Google Analytics Academy. 

Tammy has a passion for cooking and holds a Culinary Arts diploma. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking small day trips. Her favorite vacation spot is Surfside Beach, SC.

Paula Kreuzburg, IOM
Senior Account Executive

Paula has worked in association management for over 25 years and brings expertise in strategic planning, leadership development, event coordination, budget planning and membership growth. She has served as the Executive Director of three trade associations and Director of Operations for one trade association.  

Paula earned her Certified Association Executive (CAE) in 2005, Institute of Organization Management (IOM) in 2013, B.A. in Business from McDaniel College and a graduate of the Theory, Technique & Practique Program from L’Academie de Cuisine.  She is a member of  the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).   Paula's our resident food aficionado and can tell you where all the best restaurants are.

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. As an independent contractor for C&A, he has worked with C&A since 2001 and has experience managing all aspects of operating a business.

Bob holds his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland. In his free time, you can catch him at a Baltimore Ravens Football Game.

Alice Pomplon
Operations Manager

Alice is the Operations Manager at Clemons & Associates, Inc.  Alice joined C&A back in 2014 and is celebrating her seventh year with the company. Her strong planning, organizational skills and capability to execute have resulted in growth for the associations she serves. Known for her energy, enthusiasm and contagious laugh, Alice has helped expand the services provided to all C&A clients.

Alice holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina and she’s a Baltimore native. She coordinates all our team outings and volunteer services. Alice has always had a passion for teaching and helping others.

Lindsey Reynolds
Association Coordinator

Lindsey is the newest member of the C&A team. With a background in nonprofits and grassroots campaigns, Lindsey brings years of public relations and event planning experience to C&A. Most recently, Lindsey completed the "Foundations of Association Management" course and received her certificate of completion for Advanced Google Analytics from the Google Analytics Academy. 

Lindsey is a graduate of York College of Pennsylvania where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and was a member of the National Political Science Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, visiting family, going to the gym and trying out new restaurants. 

Kim Shaw
Account Executive

Kim brings a strong marketing background and years of experience to the C&A team. As an Account Executive, she’s worked with regional, national and international associations coordinating day-to-day operations while managing long-term strategic plans. Her biggest strength lies in creative development, management, and assessment of marketing campaigns to boost membership and global awareness of an association. As someone who likes to “think outside the box,” she also has a knack for creating and enforcing solutions to complex organizational challenges. Kim has a competitive spirit and takes great pride in the associations she partners with. Through developing relationships, problem-solving, and using her communication abilities, she consistently propels productivity.

True to her competitive spirit, she is an avid sports fan and loves all things Ravens, Orioles and Terps basketball. She enjoys traveling and had the opportunity to live in Italy for six months while attending the American University of Rome. In her free time, you’ll find her horseback riding, boating on the Chesapeake Bay or just relaxing at home with her husband and two boys.

Becca Stinner, CAE, MBA
Senior Account Executive

Becca is an experienced Account Executive 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 a liaison between board members, committees, and members, 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; and 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 an avid long-distance runner of more than 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.


Andrea You
Association Coordinator

Andrea comes with a corporate background in data analysis and market research. She prides herself on her research, time management and organizational skills. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Frostburg State University where she graduated magna cum laude. While attending FSU she held positions in the Marketing and Amnesty International clubs, and was a marketing intern for a luxury apartment complex. In her free time, she enjoys baking, sewing and hiking. She is an avid traveler and recently came back from a trip to Japan and Korea. If she’s speaking, it is probably about her English Bulldog, Fuson.

C&A Hero

Layla served as the mascot, morale booster and security guard. She was a rescue dog from South Korea and was part Jindo, Shiba Inu, Chow Chow, and Spitz. You could always find her either sleeping or entertaining for treats.  #cutenessoverload