• Internationally recognized,

    100 years

    of experience.

  • Leveraging event management

    expertise for proven results.

  • On-site,

    on-demand publishing

    accommodates YOUR needs.

  • Membership development and retention.

  • First-hand experience

    with recruiting and keeping

    members on all levels.

  • Your mission

    is our MISSION.

  • Industry leader,

    proven partner.


Work with the Team that Invests in Your Industry

Tighter budgets, return on investment demands, more to do with less time. These are just some of the challenges organizations face today. The Advancing Organizational Excellence (AOE) team understands these challenges. Instead of simply implementing tactics, we work with you to develop a strategy that helps accomplish your goals.

AOE has decades of experience serving associations and companies in technical industries. From full association management to consulting services ranging from marketing and event planning to HR and strategic planning, AOE has a team of 90-plus employees with hands-on, real-world experience.
AOE invests 100% of our profits back in the industries we serve.

So, we ask, “What can AOE do for you today?”


  • “ Through PTI’s relationship with AOE, many time-consuming administrative functions are handled by AOE, enabling PTI to better utilize our resources on mission critical operations.””

    Tony JohnsonExecutive Director, Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI)
  • "I’d like to thank you and tell you what a great job AOE did in putting together the M.A. Industries video. Although at times we dragged our feet and moved slow getting approvals, the AOE team was great at the turn-around changes we kept making. The video turned out awesome! You have an outstanding team.”


    Tommy HarreldSenior Sales Manager, M.A. Industries, Inc.
  • “ They are probably some of the more strategic partners I’ve ever worked with, helping us push our efforts forward both in strategy and the executive of that strategy, which has made me look good. And honestly, as marketers, isn’t that what it’s all about?”

    Michael KremerVice President of Marketing, American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA)
  • “ I have been involved with communications agencies for my entire career and AOE is among the best. Right out of the gate, they were quick to understand our business. Subsequently, their proactive and successful outreach to our trade media, writing abilities, and tenacious but professional follow-through have effectively supported the Earth Tech brand in our key markets. ”

    Frank PollareVice President of Corporate Communications, AECom
  • “ We have had a great working relationship with AOE, and have found them to be a valuable and knowledgeable partner. They are extremely responsive and we always feel confident knowing that we will get exactly what we are looking for, even if it’s last minute. They are also willing and able to take the time to get to know us and our industry to better help shape our message. ”

    John RoscoeMarketing Manager, AkzoNobel
  • “ I’ve worked with AOE since 2001 and I want to continue to work with AOE during the years ahead for many reasons. They do not over-promise. They deliver material on time. They are sensitive to fluctuations of project budgets and they work with you. If they can’t knock out what you want ASAP, they find someone who can. If it’s a holiday or a time crunch, or a forgotten detail you just remembered, they work it into their schedule—accommodating you and taking care of it. They know we have hundreds of writers and editors out there to choose from and they fight for business like it was day one and they were hungry. They are talented, hip, knowledgeable, friendly and reasonable. (This is a personal opinion statement and does not represent the views of the American Chemistry Council or its members.)

    Rob KrebsDirector of Communications Plastics Division, American Chemistry Council
  • “ We have more than doubled our revenue since starting to work with the AOE Team. We couldn't have done it without the resources we now have at our disposal. ”

    Janet LangloisExecutive Director, Building Owners and Managers Association of Metro Detroit
  • “ AOE knows our editorial preparation routine and audience needs, so we are well served. ”

    Don MarshEditor, Concrete Products
  • “ Once AOE has taken on my project, it’s off my plate. I have complete trust in AOE’s industry knowledge, professionalism and timeliness. ”

    Anne RoeperPast President, Columbus Chapter, Construction Specifications Institute
  • “ The AOE team is a powerful partner in advancing brand and communications. Their responsiveness and very quick turnaround time make me feel like I am their only client. They can be counted on for great counsel and professional skills. And they not only help deliver the message but monitor the impact. ”

    Anne Ellis, PEFounder, Ellis Global
  • “ The monthly eblasts, published for us by the AOE Team, have been a very effective way to communicate with our customers and clients. The open rates have been very high and have led to an impressive increase in traffic to our website. In addition, many of our customers have expressed their appreciation of our efforts to communicate and share our knowledge. AOE has done an outstanding job turning our thoughts and ideas into a professional, informative news format that we can share with our industry partners. ”

    Paul RicciardiEstimator & Project Manager, Madison Concrete Construction
  • “ The Advancing Organizational Excellence team consistently delivers a quality written product—you never disappoint us! AOE is like working with a "breath of fresh air" as they are extremely competent and approach each project with the same energy and intensity. Very upbeat and high energy, but grounded! The AOE team has been a tremendous asset to our marketing program and planning. We consider them part of our team. They understand our industry and are very flexible, proactive and innovative in driving our public relations program! ”

    Kathy SpanierBoard Member, Chair of Marketing Task Group, Natural Stone Institute
  • “ I've worked with the AOE team on several projects during the past five years and will continue to do so without hesitation. ”

    Doug LeRoyMarketing Manager, Parker LORD
  • “ I sure wish everything I received from PR folks was as well put together in every respect as this is. You’re spoiling me. I appreciate working with people who know what they’re doing. ”

    Steve BlankenshipAssociate Editor, Power Engineering
  • “ We engaged AOE to help us develop a marketing strategy to ensure our growth is consistent and we effectively communicate with our key markets. Their knowledge of the industry and best practices related to marketing help guide our efforts. ”

    Larry RaaschOwner, Prime General Contractors
  • “ These eBook campaigns have been an integral part of our marketing strategy and have enabled us to become a trusted source of information and thought leadership in our industry. ”

    Erica KoniecznyMarketing Associate, Procore
  • “ The AOE team has helped us significantly raise our company profile through numerous public relations platforms including press releases, electronic communications, case studies, articles and infographics. ”

    Steven FabrigarBusiness Applications Manager, Rieck Services
  • “ The Seal/No Seal Group has relied on the AOE team since our inception, and we are extremely pleased with their marketing efforts to get our message to the right people in our industry throughout the country. They are a critical part of our endeavor, and we are simply amazed at how our information is conveyed to so many individuals on an ongoing basis. AOE is by far the best marketing decision we have made, and we will continue to use their talents throughout our campaign. ”

    Scott EilkenCo-Chair, Seal/No Seal Group
  • “ Stream + Wetlands Foundation relies on AOE to get our message to the right people. They continue to help us move our marketing efforts forward, including incorporating social media and electronic communications to stay in touch with our audience. We consider them an integral partner of our marketing plan. ”

    Vince MesserlyPresident, Stream + Wetlands Foundation
  • “ AOE demonstrates a vast understanding of our industry and the result of this understanding has been a very effective use of our time. They quickly developed a strong understanding of our business and were able to secure several media placements for Structural Group in a short timeframe. Their team has always been responsive, professional and ready to assist. AOE understands what editors want and works with our team to develop informative, well-written articles. In addition, they have been a tremendous asset to us in developing award submissions for major industry competitions. AOE is a true partner in our marketing efforts. ”

    Jay ThomasVice President, STRUCTURAL
  • “ You are SO fast and so easy to work with! ”

    Stephanie VaughanAssociate Editor, The Welder
  • “ AOE understands our industry—we don’t have to spend time educating them. ”

    Ed SauterRetired Executive Director, Tilt-Up Concrete Association
  • “ As an association board member, it’s critical that we use our resources to the greatest benefit of our membership. Working with AOE—who understands our business, our members and every aspect of marketing communications—allows us to deliver more for less. ”

    David TomasulaPast President, TCA Board of Directors, Tilt-Up Concrete Association