Katie Callahan-Giobbi
(312) 852-8282 | email
Business Development
Matt Sanderson
(312) 673-5822 | email
President & CEO
David Schmahl
(312) 673-4979 | email
Executive VP – Healthcare + Scientific, Technology
Jim McNeil
(202) 367-7256 | email
Executive VP – Business + Trade
Carol McGury
(312) 673-5902 | email
Executive VP – Event + Education Services

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330 North Wabash Ave #2000, Chicago, IL 60611 United States

About Us

Our mission is to achieve the missions of the client organizations we serve. Since 1949, we have been partnering with association professionals and volunteer leaders to advance their organizations’ missions through hard work, innovation, and unwavering commitment every day. If you’re looking to drive growth, advocate change, unite industries, build communities, enable collaboration, or accelerate results, we are here to help your association.

Our talented and passionate people make a meaningful difference in a wide range of diverse industries and professions to help our client organizations achieve business results and outcomes.


  •          Association Management
  •          Events, Tradeshows & Conventions
  •          Virtual & Hybrid Experiences
  •          Exhibit, Sponsorship & Advertising
  •          Global Event Planning
  •          Education Program Development & Management
  •          Certification & Accreditation Management
  •          Financial Management & Accounting
  •          Content
  •          Sales
  •          Board Development & Education
  •          New Client Organization Transitions
  •          Membership Recruitment & Retention
  •          Headquarters Infrastructure
  •          Government Relations & Advocacy
  •          Technology Solutions
  •          Consulting
  •          Branding
  •          Graphic Design, Multimedia & Video
  •          Marketing & Public Relations
  •          Promotion Products & Apparel
  •          Social Media

SmithBucklin has offices in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Old Lyme, Conn., St. Louis, and San Ramon, Calif.

Product Information

SmithBucklin provides a range of virtual experience solutions for associations, including: • Re-imagining in-person events as virtual experiences • Defining the event purpose, reason to convene, and objectives • Delivery and execution • Development of an event strategy that incorporates in-person and virtual experiences • Recommendations for technology, experience, programming, tradeshow and sponsorship sales and fulfillment Learn more and read about our success stories here.
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