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IMA Engages Ewald Consulting as New Association Management Company

Thursday, September 1, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Saint Paul, Minnesota USA; August 9, 2016 -- On behalf of the Board of Directors and as your President, we are very pleased to announce the engagement of our new association management company, Ewald Consulting (EC). Ewald Consulting was engaged by the IMA June 1, 2016 to effect the transition between management groups and 2017 conference planning. As of August 1, 2016, EC is now full-time association management group for the IMA.

Ewald Consulting will assume overall association management for the IMA, employing a talented team that will be providing enhanced and full association services to IMA’s membership, including financial management, membership services, communications and media, event planning, strategic planning, and website management.

Ewald Consulting is one of the fastest-growing and longest-standing association management companies in the industry. The EC team has served organizations across five continents and in 28 states, addressing the needs and requirements to support the IMA’s international membership coupled with many of the EC team members are certified association management executives (CAE).

We are very excited to provide the IMA membership with the services and leadership of Ralph Gervasi, CAE who will now be serving as the IMA’s Executive Vice President (EVP).  Ralph joins EC and the IMA with several years of association management experience and will be located in the Chicago offices of Ewald Consulting. Ralph’s direct telephone is 847-447-1702 and email (

Gervasi comes to Ewald Consulting with over 26 years of association experience. Most recently he has been providing consulting services to a number of European I.T. non-profit associations with a concentration in organization, strategic development, product development, serving member needs and sound financial management.  In the prior 15 years, Ralph served COMMON Users Group, which is the world’s largest user group for IBM-technologies.  He spent the last 10 years of his tenure at COMMON as their Executive Director/CEO. Gervasi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology from DeVry University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Dominican University. He is a long-time member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the Association Forum of Chicago.

Ewald Consulting is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, (  

IMA’s New Address:
International Magnesium Association
1000 Westgate Drive, Suite 252
St. Paul, MN 55114-1067 USA
Telephone: +1 651-379-7305
Fax: +1 651-290-2266

Contacts for related areas of the IMA management and operations are as follows:

Services: All services for day-to-day operation of the International Magnesium Association (IMA) will be handled in the Saint Paul, Minnesota and Chicago, Illinois offices of Ewald Consulting and are as follows: 

IMA Management
Ralph Gervasi, Executive Vice President

International Magnesium Association
847-447-1702, Chicago Office

Amanda Ewald,
651-290-7476, Saint Paul Office

Conference, Seminars
Erin Wickens,
847-447-1703, Chicago Office

Communications  (Newsletters, Website)
Sue Peterson,
847-447-1704, Chicago Office

The IMA Association Selection Committee was headed by Committee Chair, Ms. Susan Slade and her team - Ken White, Todd Olsen, Tony LoCoco, Cam Tissington and myself. I wish to thank Susan for her excellent leadership and the efforts of her and the team for this important process.

Please welcome Ralph Gervasi and his team at Ewald Consulting to the IMA, as we continue to work together to grow the use and applications of magnesium.

Jan Guy
IMA President


About IMA

Founded in 1943, the International Magnesium Association is an international trade organization representing the producers, processors, fabricators, and marketers of magnesium, along with suppliers to the industry. The IMA's membership spans more than 20 countries on five continents.

For more information contact IMA at 1000 Westgate Drive, Suite 252, Saint Paul, MN 55114.

Telephone: +1 651-379-7305; fax: +1 651-290-2266;;

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