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Association Management Services (AMS)

Association & Consortium Management Overview

Welcome to the Association Management Services (AMS) webpage!

Association Management Services (AMS), a division of SOCMA

Since the early 1970’s, SOCMA has been the focal point of action for over 50 affiliated trade associations, professional societies, and educational foundations, including a variety of chemical, special issue, and testing consortia (i.e. for TSCA Section 4, HPV).

Association Management Services (AMS), a division of SOCMA, manages various separately funded, affiliated associations and consortia. They address specific chemical or process advocacy, regulatory, testing, stewardship, or technical issues that are of common concern or interest to a particular sector of the chemical industry. (i.e. chemical-specific or class of related chemicals or applications). The experience, history, and flexibility of AMS, is the perfect fit for the ever-changing demands of the chemical industry.

Organizations that are affiliates under SOCMA’s management are various stand alone associations such as;

Organizations that typically partner with SOCMA are the AD HOC Consortia for specific, short-term purposes testing such as;

Or affiliates for advocacy such as;

As affiliates of SOCMA, these groups are able to benefit from the collective SOCMA staff resources, management and expertise. Each group is managed independently with its own membership, budget and governance.

Please use the navigation menu located on the left hand side of this page to view the Affiliate Associations that are managed by AMS, a division of SOCMA.

For more information, or to inquire about forming a new association, please contact
Dr. Tucker Helmes
at (202) 721-4154.

Affiliate Groups

What Members Are Saying…

“Several of our facilities are involved in processes related to food and feed applications and must be certified under various initiatives. We have found that in many cases the systems we have established under the ChemSystems program serve as great building platforms for meeting the requirements for these other certifications, and as a result the approval process has been greatly simplified.” 

Donald Golden
EH&S Manager
Magnablend, Inc.