CHICAGO -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- SmithBucklin, the association management and services company more organizations turn to than any other, announced the promotion of Scott Johnston to vice president, Information Technology Services. Johnston, an 18-year veteran of the company, will continue to work out of its Chicago office, reporting to Al Koob, executive vice president and chief financial officer.
In his new role, Johnston will lead the team that designs and delivers technology solutions to the company’s client organizations. He also will continue to oversee SmithBucklin’s internal IT systems.
“During his service to the company, Scott has distinguished himself as an accomplished and gifted contributor to the success of SmithBucklin through his deep knowledge, experience, insight and passion around the success of our client organizations and our business,” Koob said.
Johnston’s team implements technology solutions that help drive association member acquisition, retention and engagement, create online communities, provide compelling education opportunities, enhance attendee and exhibitor conference experiences, promote products and services, improve customer service and provide robust tech backbones. The company’s association-focused offerings also include fully integrated, cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) membership systems; mobile, web, social media and on-site event technology; database and lead-retrieval systems; and on-demand education.
Johnston joined SmithBucklin in 1996 and has held a variety of positions of increasing leadership and technical responsibility. Prior to SmithBucklin, he served as a systems designer at Alta Enterprises, a money management firm. Previously, he worked in IT support at Goldman Sachs.
Johnston completed the Regional Leadership Forum in 2004, which is a professional development and management course for IT professionals. He also is a graduate of the SmithBucklin Leadership Learning Forum, an intensive 12-month program that each year stimulates and inspires the individual learning, self-discovery and personal growth of 15 to 20 SmithBucklin employees by exposing them to leadership concepts and principles. Created by SmithBucklin CEO Henry Givray, who is also the program’s lead facilitator, its overarching goal is to build leadership capacity throughout the company – to grow leaders from within.
SmithBucklin is the association management and services company more organizations turn to than any other. Founded in 1949, the company’s mission is to achieve the missions of the client organizations it serves and provide uncompromised stewardship for their long-term prosperity. SmithBucklin offers full-service management and high-impact specialized services to trade associations, professional societies, technology user groups, industry consortia, charitable organizations, corporations and government institutes. SmithBucklin’s offices are located in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Old Lyme, Conn., St. Louis and San Ramon, Calif., and the SmithBucklin + MCI Worldwide Partnership provides client organizations with seamless association and event management services from more than 40 offices throughout the world. The company is 100 percent employee-owned. For more information, please visit smithbucklin.com or call 1-800-539-9740.