Many organizations have a problem of being able to handle the management of their programs and resources. Organization leaders should be focused on growing the organization and developing vision.
The Collie Gorg Group (CGG) has a mission to solve the fundamental management issues affecting the potential of organizations to grow and flourish. At the same time we provide advisory and project resources to assist organization leaders in developing programs and vision.
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Cris was CEO of Worldwide ERC® from 1972 through 2008 and grew the organization from a 300-member U.S.-centric organization to a global community of more than 13,000 members who hail from 65 countries. Under his leadership, the organization became the recognized authority on global workforce mobility issues and expanded its presence from its Washington, DC headquarters to a European bureau in Brussels, Belgium and an Asia-Pacific office in Shanghai, China.
Collie has been honored frequently for his excellence in association management, receiving “Member of the Year” from the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives (now the Greater Washington Network of the American Society of Association Executives) and the Distinguished Service Award from the Professional Convention Management Association. He was named 2006 Association Executive of the Year by Association TRENDS, the U.S. national publication for association executives and suppliers, and his active involvement with the association community in Washington, D.C. led to recognition by Association Management magazine as one of the “heroes” of the association management profession.
Collie recently served as a member of the Government wide Relocation Advisory Board. He is past chairman of the Destination Marketing Association International Foundation and was a member of the Advisory Board for the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals. He is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and the Professional Convention Management Association (where he served as a member of the Executive Committee), and is a former Chairman of the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives.
For more than ten years as the managing director for an association management company, Brian has led teams to implement overhauls of management infrastructure and processes for numerous organizations. These improvements include upgrading management systems, increased use of integrated web technology, customer service processes, and marketing campaigns. The effectiveness of these programs has achieved increased retention rates, higher member satisfaction, and decrease spending on administration for clients.
Brian’s success with technology and marketing have been demonstrated in his development of market data, sales, and contact management systems for Fortune 500 sales teams. Brian was involved with the development of numerous business process outsourcing (BPO) projects for state and local governments. Earlier in his career he held positions in charitable and education organizations.
Brian has served as a member and Chairman of the Fauquier County School Board where he brought together varied groups.
Brian is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and is involved with the Association Management Company Institute. He holds a degree in Geography from Virginia Tech and completed the International Commerce and Policy Graduate program at George Mason University.