McLean, VA, June 20, 2019 MCI is pleased to announce its acquisition of Sentergroup, Inc., a highly respected association management company headquartered in downtown Chicago, Illinois. This acquisition continues MCI’s growth trajectory in the USA by materially expanding its presence in this key strategic association market, in turn increasing MCI USA’s Association Solutions division’s scope and reach.  For Sentergroup and its clients, the acquisition delivers immediate access to MCI USA’s market insights and scale, reinforced by MCI’s 2,500+ professionals in 60 offices and 31 countries.

“MCI is recognized for both insights and execution in delivering a comprehensive suite of innovative, growth-centered solutions for associations. Chicago is a high-impact geography, rich with talent and positioned for a dynamic future.  This further expansion of our team in this key market is a natural fit with MCI’s focus coupling creativity, collaboration and proximity in solving complex client needs,” said Tom Gibson, Chief Executive Officer, MCI USA.

“Sentergroup is excited to become part of MCI USA’s Association Solutions team and expand our impact in the association management marketplace. With MCI, we not only see alignment in philosophy, culture and expertise, but also the tremendous opportunity for both Sentergroup clients and staff to enjoy the advantages of being part of a global, multi-faceted company,” said Craig Sondalle, President, Sentergroup.

Founded in 2002, Sentergroup provides association members and leaders a partner with a proven blend of expertise and passion for excellence. Managing associations from an array of industries, including both professional and trade organizations, Sentergroup’s team of professionals provides a proven suite of full-service association management services. Sentergroup works with its association partners to provide growth and stability, create meaningful experiences for association members and stakeholders, and achieve financial and organizational goals.

“Like MCI USA, Sentergroup has earned its reputation by supplying solutions to complex challenges and we are thrilled to officially welcome our new colleagues,” noted Erin Fuller, FASAE, CAE, President, Association Solutions, MCI USA.  “In Sentergroup, we have already experienced complete alignment with MCI USA’s core values, the impact of which will be quickly evident in the marketplace as we continue to serve and grow.”

Sentergroup will now operate as Sentergroup, an MCI Group company, with a full brand transition planned in the coming months.

For more information please contact:
Andy Schwarz, CAE
Associate Vice President, Public Relations
+1 703.506.3260


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