Naperville Company Seeks to Help Non-Profit Organizations
Byline: Sarah Mawhorr
A new company founded to help non-profit organizations manage growth recently opened in Naperville.
Williams Management Resources provides full service management and outsourcing services to membership organizations and charitable foundations.
Founder Pamela V. Williams has more than two decades of experience in association management, both as a professional staff member and a volunteer. Most recently, she was the executive director of the Chicago-based Women in Cable & Telecommunications. In ten years on that job, Williams doubled the ranks of membership, increased operating assets from $92,000 to $1.5 million and led the organization's transition to a stand-alone association.
Williams Management Resources will offer direction on management, meetings, special events, project management, board and membership development, strategic planning and accounting.
Fifth anniversary: Naperville-based Sequoia System International, a provider of training for the financial services industry, recently celebrated its fifth anniversary.
More than 2,500 participants from over 80 financial service companies have taken lessons in sales from Sequoia, including professionals from Fidelity Advisor Funds, C.I. Mutual Funds and Pacific Life Insurance Co.
"As financial products proliferate, training has become one of the most important factors determining the success of the distribution team," said Ed Sierawski, president and founder of Sequoia.
Sequoia also is launching a Web site at www. …