President & CEO
A specialist in organizational management, Peter works with client Boards as an active participant in the leadership team. His sought after advice and guidance promotes association leaders to set their vision, achieve their potential and engage members in their ecosystem.
An association management professional for over 16 years, Peter uses his contagious enthusiasm to create a renewed sense of purpose and a rejuvenated work spirit for our clients and the AMI Team.
Peter holds a Master in Business Administration from New York Institute of Technology. He successfully completed the Organizational Management program from Dale Carnegie in 1984 and the world-renown Customer Service training program offered by the Walt Disney World Company in 1989.
“Of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal.”
Meetings & Events Coordinator
For over seven years, Erin was a member of the executive management team for the Maryland Historical Society where she served as Chief Programming Officer. During her tenure, she was responsible for all education and visitor experiences, cultivated private donors, handled grant writing and targeted event promotion.
Erin spent two years with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as Education Outreach Coordinator where, among other things, she assisted with the development and delivery of arts integrated curriculum with the Baltimore City Public Schools. Recently, Erin served as President of the Youth’s Benefit Elementary School PTA, the largest in Harford County, where she planned and executed fundraising campaigns and advocacy events. Among her volunteer experience was fundraising for the Fallston Rec Sports program through silent auctions, bazaars, and bull roasts.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
Communications & Social Media Coordinator
Allison Hepp recently graduated from Lebanon Valley College with degrees in Audio & Music Production and Music Business. Ally started at Association Matters Inc. in 2019 as an intern assisting with event planning, communications, and sponsorship. During Ally’s college career, she worked for the audiovisual department, which offered the opportunity to work countless events of every scale and gain a deep knowledge of the audiovisual world. Ally served as the president of VALE Music Group in college, a student-run, non-profit LLC that hosts an annual Media Industries Conference, gathering over 200 students and industry professionals each fall. She gained exposure to the world of events, conferences, marketing, and nonprofits with VALE Music Group, which led her to pursue a career working with nonprofit organizations. Ally spent a great deal of time in college coordinating music festivals, open mic nights, concerts, and other shows and events.
“Do what you love, and you’ll always love what you do.”
Member & Sponsorship Coordinator
Apprenticeship Program Administrator
Erin Riggins recently earned her Master’s degree from the University of Georgia, where she served as President of the Association of Graduate Art Students (AGAS). In her role as President, Erin led and organized the 2018-2019 AGAS Visiting Scholars series at the Lamar Dodd School of Art, as well as coordinated and co-curated a collaborative exhibition with the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation. Prior to her graduate studies, she spent three years on the curatorial staff at GreenHill Center for NC Art in Greensboro, NC. At GreenHill, Erin managed communication and scheduling for over 200 artists each year, conducted research for exhibitions, helped to organize and promote events and fundraisers, and assisted in grant writing and reporting. She also served as Project Manager for GreenHill’s 2017 exhibition, M.A.D. | Motorcycle. Art. Design.
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”
Communications & Social Media Assistant
During the summer of 2018, Andrew served our AMI Team as an intern with a focus on social media, through our Connect & Engage product, and e-Communications. He quickly became acclimated to the Wild Apricot system to assist us in our communications effort following his research of industries, topics, speakers and thought-leaders. Andrew is a senior at Towson University where he majors in Mass Communications.
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
Constantinos (Gus) Bacas
IT & Network Administrator
Constantinos graduated from Drew University with a Bachelors degree in Biology. He has worked as an IT consultant for multiple small businesses and medical practices. He is proud to be a part of the Association Matters, Inc. team and looks forward to supporting their technology needs in the future.