Dallas, TX – Effective January 29, Vicki Hawarden, CMP has been named partner at Association Resource Consultants, LLC (ARC), a firm that specializes in helping associations reach their goals through strategic sales and operations support.

Hawarden was most recently president and CEO for the International Association of Venue Managers and the IAVM Foundation where she was able to grow the membership from 3,500 to 5,200, turn the organization around from sizable deficits to steady contributions to reserves due to a sustainable growth-focused operating model, develop a successful new membership model and launch significant new programs. Her background includes executive positions with the International Association of Exhibition Management, the American Association of Blood Banks, the National Recreation and Park Association and Meeting Professionals International.

Hawarden’s priorities with ARC include the association management and board governance aspects of the firm. “I am excited to begin this new, entrepreneurial chapter of my career,” Hawarden said. “I have over 25 years of experience with all aspects of association management, and I look forward to putting that knowledge to good use on behalf of our clients.”

Reach Vicki Hawarden at (972) 369-5966 or Vicki@thearcspark.com.