strategic planning, government relations, financial administration, membership development, meeting & event planning, public relations, educational programming, leadership development, marketing communications, headquarter infrastructure, dashboard development, board / committee support, web management, organizational development, non-dues revenue programs, publication management, sponsorship development  

About Cornerstone

Cornerstone Association Management was formed in 1975 to provide association management services to a wide range of state and regional not-for-profit organizations. The company was founded by Richard H. Clough as the Richard H. Clough Company. It has since evolved into Cornerstone Association Management under the ownership and guidance of Walter Perry. The company continues to be located in Concord, NH.

Cornerstone is one of the Northeast’s most comprehensive and experienced firms specializing in the management and development of trade and professional associations. Cornerstone provides a wide range of personalized services to clients throughout New England as well as to national associations.

Cornerstone is proud of its success since 1975 in assisting these associations to grow and develop, particularly in the area of membership, programs, leadership, educational development, and public and government relations.

The company has developed a strong management team that works directly with their clients and their network of volunteers.

President Walter Perry has worked with many regional and national professional associations on their marketing and public relations programs. Prior to joining Cornerstone, he was manager of custom projects at FORTUNE magazine. Previous to that, he was the editor and associate publisher of The Commercial Record, a weekly business newspaper located in Hartford, CT.

Program administrator Matthew S. Gatzke has been employed full time in public relations and meetings management since 1981, beginning his career in Washington, DC. Prior to joining Cornerstone, he spent 16 years as senior meetings manager and assistant manager of exhibits with the American Bankers Association.

Finance manager Erica Warburton is responsible for the financial administration of all of our nonprofit clients and works closely with each organization’s treasurer. Erica’s previous experience includes over fifteen years of accounting experience working in the property management and real estate industries.

Operations manager Dee Rainville is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations as well as providing administrative services to our nonprofit clients. Dee has many years of experience in providing operational and database services to nonprofit organizations such as the Holderness School and the Rhode Island Association of Realtors.

Graphic designer Joan Cunningham is responsible for the graphic design of all client?s printed materials and event media as well as maintaining their websites. Joan has an extensive background in graphic design which includes nine years as the Art Director at the Texas State teachers Association.

Administrative assistant Michelle Robert provides administrative support to the office. Her many years of experience as a nurse has instilled in her a great sense of customer service.

Cornerstone works closely with an association’s board of directors and their volunteers to develop a plan that balances their services with volunteer efforts in order to facilitate the achievement of the client association’s goals and objectives.