SIIA welcomes Jen Smith to the Associations, Media & Publishing Network team

For Immediate Release

SIIA Contact: Suzy Wagner, 703-899-3427,

SIIA welcomes Jen Smith to the AM&P Network team

Bringing experience and opportunities to the newly unified publishing division

Washington, D.C. (March 4, 2021) – SIIA is pleased to welcome Jen Smith as a new Director for the Associations, Media, & Publishing (AM&P) Network. Launched earlier this year, the newly organized AM&P Network unites the strength and value of Connectiv, Association Media and Publishing, and the Specialized Information Publishers Association into one newly branded organization that connects media professionals across B2B, association media and specialized information sectors. 

“We’re thrilled to welcome Jen to our team. She brings a depth of experience and relevance across the media and publishing landscape,” said SIIA President Jeff Joseph, “Her focus on building the new Associations Council of our AM&P Network will bring fresh ideas and value to our members while growing and expanding strong legacy programs such as EXCEL Awards, Annual Meeting and Signature magazine. More, her contributions and leadership will help support and grow the full network and our association as a whole.” 

“The association media community is strong. We are a highly collaborative and inclusive group, and I am thrilled that I can continue to serve and support this community in this way and help serve the full membership of the AM&P Network,” Smith said.

AM&P Network recently relaunched Signature magazine with a fresh new look. The highly valued AM&P Annual Meeting and EXCEL Awards celebration are planned for June.

“I’m excited to continue the programs we all trust and value and to introduce new programs and opportunities that offer professional growth and peer-to-peer networking in new ways to benefit your individual development and career path,” said Smith. 

“This will be a year of opportunity for the new AM&P Network and the Associations Council,” said Diane Rusignola, AM&P Network Associations Council Leadership Committee President, “Jen has been an active member of the legacy AM&P for more than a decade, most recently serving on the AM&P Advisory Board, so she brings a valuable perspective to this new role.” 

Jen’s primarily responsible for creating content designed to meet the needs of our association publishers and communicators community. Jen joins the existing team of Matt Kinsman, who maintains his primary responsibility for developing and executing content and programming designed for information, data, content and media executives while also leading our new CEO Council. Ronn Levine continues his award-winning editorial and content work at SIIA, focusing on the core business and operational issues impacting all Network members. The three will work collaboratively to maximize opportunities, increase efficiencies, and leverage commonalities across the full Network, while ensuring content and programming that meets the needs of the individual communities.

Prior to joining SIIA on March 1, Smith was Vice President, Creative Strategy at MCI, a global engagement and marketing agency focusing on association solutions and publishing. Smith also has served as a member of the Board of Association Media and Publishing and led several committees.

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