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Trade and Professional Associations - Top 25

Ranked by members | List information taken from the 2013 Business Information Guide
Source: Association representatives and websites. If you were not contacted for this list but would like to be in the future, please contact research@tcbmag.com.
Association
Address
Phone • Website
Founded/
Headquarters
Members1
Employees in MN/
worldwide
President
Executive director
Annual member- ship rate
Types of members
Purpose/mission
1
American Academy of Neurology
201 Chicago Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55415
612-928-6000 • aan.com
1948
Minneapolis
25,000
140
140
Bruce
Sigsbee
Catherine
Rydell
$150-$450
Neurologists worldwide
Promote the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care and enhance member career satisfaction
2
Minnesota Association of Realtors
5750 Lincoln Dr.
Edina, MN 55436
952-935-8313 • mnrealtor.com
1919
Chicago
17,500
13
13
June
Wiener
Christopher
Galler
$150
Real estate agents, brokers, and appraisers
Serve as the voice for real estate in Minnesota; provide resources and leadership to promote a professional, ethical, and legal environment conducive to members' success.
3
Minnesota State Bar Association
600 Nicollet Mall, Ste. 380
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-333-1183 • mnbar.org
1883
Minneapolis
17,100
35
35
Robert
Enger
Tim
Groshens
$50-$250
Attorneys, judges, law students, paralegals, law management associates
Provide continuing legal education and public service opportunities for lawyers--and assistance to the legal system
4
American Association of Woodturners
75 5th St. W
St. Paul, MN 55102
651-484-9094 • woodturner.org
1986
St. Paul
14,500
4
4
Dale
Larson
Phil
McDonald
$53
Anyone with an interest in woodturning
Provide education, information, and organization to those interested in turning wood
5
Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota
2550 University Ave. W
St. Paul, MN 55114
651-251-3207 • northstarmls.com
1987
St. Paul
13,905
23
23
Henry
Brandis
John
Mosey
$500-$600
Realtors, Appraisers
Provide participating real estate brokers and agents with fast and reliable access to the information services and resources that make the property market function for both buyers and sellers
6
Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics2
6500 Barrie Road, Ste. 250
Minneapolis, MN 55435
952-988-0141 • corporatecompliance.org
1997
Minneapolis
11,000
36
38
Shawn
DeGroot
Roy
Snell
$295
Compliance and ethics professionals
Educate, network with, and certify compliance and ethics professionals; develop and represent the corporate compliance and ethics profession
7
Minnesota Medical Association
1300 Godward St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
612-378-1875 • mnmed.org
1853
Minneapolis
10,165
25
25
Dan
Maddox
Robert
Meiches
$540
Physicians, residents, medical students
Advocate for health care issues at the local and national level for all Minnesota physicians
8
Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants
1650 W 82nd St., Ste. 600
Bloomington, MN 55431
952-831-2707 • mncpa.org
1904
Bloomington
9,507
30
30
Barbara
Steinhauser
Betsy
Adrian
$180-$310
Public accounting sole proprietors, partners, and staff; CFOs; controllers; educators
Advance the highest standards of ethics and practice within the CPA profession, offer continuing professional education, advocate for members and the public with regulatory agencies and boards, and promote networking opportunities for CPAs and business and industry leaders
9
Minnesota State High School Coaches Association
P.O. Box 519
Detroit Lakes, MN 56502
218-847-6796 • mshsca.org
1936
Detroit Lakes
8,864
2
2
Jon
Wagner
John
Erickson
$30
High school coaches, college coaches
Be a professional representative for coaches, secure and provide liability insurance and corporate sponsorship, and help coordinate events
10
Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association
327 York Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55130
651-291-1119 • mppoa.com
1922
St. Paul
8,500
5
5
Paul
Ford
Dennis
Flaherty
$50
Municipal police officers, county deputy sheriffs, and peace officers employed by the State of Minnesota
Provide legislative and legal advocacy for members
11
Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors
5750 Lincoln Dr.
Minneapolis, MN 55436
952-933-9020 • mplsrealtor.com
1887
Minneapolis
7,065
24
24
Cari
Linn
Mark
Allen
$130
Real estate professionals
Provide essential market information, educational resources, a trusted networking community, an effective industry voice, and strong leadership for greater professional success
12
Better Business Bureau--Minnesota/North Dakota
220 S River Ridge Circle
Burnsville, MN 55337
651-699-1111 • bbb.org
1912
Arlington, Virginia
6,450
50
50
Tim
Lambrecht
Dana
Badgerow
$480+
All businesses, primarily those that are small and medium-sized
Advance marketplace trust by creating a community of trustworthy businesses, setting standards, encouraging and supporting best practices, celebrating marketplace role models, and denouncing substandard marketplace behavior
13
Professional Liability Underwriting Society
5353 Wayzata Blvd., Ste. 600
Minneapolis, MN 55416
952-746-2580 • plusweb.org
1986
Minneapolis
6,200
13
14
Jeffrey
Lattmann
Derek
Hazeltine
$50-$1,000
Underwriters, brokers, lawyers, risk managers, and anyone interested in professional liability insurance and related fields
Enhance the professionalism of members through education and networking and responsibly address issues related to professional liability insurance
14
Minnesota Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers
7500 Flying Cloud Dr., Ste. 900
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
952-835-4180 • miia.org
1970s
Eden Prairie
5,100
10
10
Robb
Wunderlich
Daniel
Riley
$505-$5,626
Insurance agents, brokers, customer service representatives
Represent and support independent insurance agents in Minnesota
15
ACA International
4040 W 70th St.
Edina, MN 55435
952-928-8000 • acainternational.org
1939
Edina
4,800
70
75
Mark
Neeb
Patrick
Morris
$300-$2,500
Credit and collection professionals, third-party debt collection agencies, asset buyers, debt-collection attorneys
Contribute to the success of members and the positive reputation of the credit and collection industry through education, advocacy, and services
16
The American Phytopathological Society
3340 Pilot Knob Road
St. Paul, MN 55121
651-454-7250 • apsnet.org
1908
St. Paul
4,750
57
58
Carol
Ishimaru
Steven
Nelson
$78
Research scientists and students working in plant pathology; industry and government scientists focused on plant health
Provide information related to plant health; advocate and participate in the exchange of knowledge with the public, policy makers, and the larger scientific community; promote and provide opportunities for scientific communication and career preparation
17
Minnesota Dental Association
1335 Industrial Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55413
612-767-8400 • mndental.org
1884
Minneapolis
3,440
11
11
Michael
Zakula
Carmelo
Cinqueonce
$125-$795
Dentists
Ensure that patients receive the highest quality of care from dental professionals; committed to the highest standards of oral health and access to care for all Minnesotans
18
Minnesota Social Service Association
125 Charles Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55103
651-644-0556 • mnssa.org
1893
St. Paul
3,280
2
2
Gary
Sprynczynatyk
Rod
Halvorson
$35
Public and private nonprofit and for-profit human service professionals and students
Provide leadership to enhance the lives of Minnesotans by supporting diversity, impacting public policy, and educating and communicating with human service professionals
19
Project Management Institute Minnesota
1821 University Ave. W, Ste. S256
St. Paul, MN 55104
651-917-6246 • pmi-mn.org
1984
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
3,200
0
Not provided
Cathy
Bartholet
Leah
Sweet
$30
Project managers
Provide value to members and the community through opportunities for career development; advocate the advancement of the project management profession and its disciplines
20
Minnesota Safety Council
474 Concordia Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55103
651-291-9150, 800-444-9150 • minnesotasafetycouncil.org
1928
St. Paul
3,000
17
17
Mary
Carter
Carol
Bufton
$445+
Employers in Minnesota
Prevent injuries at work, on the road, at home, and at play; help employers comply with regulations, reduce injuries, and increase productivity through training, consultation, hands-on training materials, and strong partnerships; provide safety information and programs for the general public
21
Surface Mount Technology Association
5200 Willson Road, Ste. 215
Edina, MN 55424
952-920-7682 • smta.org
1984
Edina
2,936
9
9
Bill
Barthel
JoAnn
Stromberg
$75-$450
Manufacturing process engineers, technicians, and business owners
Build skills, share practical experience, and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies, including microsystems, emerging technologies, and related business operations
22
Builders Association of Minnesota
525 Park St., Ste. 150
St. Paul, MN 55103
651-646-7959 • bamn.org
1974
St. Paul
2,875
5
5
Keith
Kylmala
Pam
Perri
Not provided
Residential home builders, remodelers, subcontractors, and suppliers
Help members excel in the building and remodeling industries; improve building practices through advocacy at the state Capitol and involvement in the code development process; develop best business practices for licensed contractors and their suppliers
23
The Grain Elevator and Processing Society
4248 Park Glen Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416
952-928-4640 • geaps.com
1927
Minneapolis
2,422
11
11
Mark
Fedje
David
Krejci
$290
Grain handling and operations professionals
Provide members with forums to generate leadership, innovation, and excellence in grain-related industry operations
24
AACC International
3340 Pilot Knob Road
St. Paul, MN 55121
651-454-7250 • aaccnet.org
1915
St. Paul
2,369
54
55
Barry
McCleary
Steven
Nelson
$146
Scientists and allied professionals who study and use cereal grains
Provide the highest quality of science and information on cereal grains and their products through its annual meeting, short courses, laboratory check sample services, books, and applied and research journals
25
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
400 Robert St. N, Ste. 1500
St. Paul, MN 55101
651-292-4650 • mnchamber.com
1908
St. Paul
2,300
27
27
David
Joe
Olson
Maher
David
Olson
$590+
Private-sector employers
Legislative advocacy, business retention and expansion assistance, networking and educational opportunities, human resource services, business environmental sustainability assistance

1 As of June 11, 2012. Only includes Minnesota members for associations based outside of Minnesota.
2 The Health Care Compliance Association operates within this organization.