Cogence Alliance Announces Addition of Kevin Thompson as Executive Director


Cogence Alliance Announces Addition of Kevin Thompson as Executive Director

Cogence Alliance is pleased to announce the hiring of new Executive Director, Kevin Thompson.   Thompson has a wealth of more than 25 years’ experience in association management.  In previous roles he served as Executive Director for statewide trade associations, including the Ohio Turfgrass Foundation, Ohio Lawncare Association, and Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association.  Most recently, Thompson served as Industry Relations Director at The American Ceramic Society, a large international scientific society.

Kevin Thompson is an accomplished non-profit, professional association executive with a proven track-record of implementing strategies to grow membership and creating membership value in support of the organization’s mission.  He began his role at Cogence Alliance on January 3 and will manage the day-to-day operations, while helping to lead the expansion of new chapters in the region.  Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, existing Cogence chapters include Northeast Ohio, Central Ohio, and Southwest Ohio.

“Ohio is “the heart of it all,” The Design and Construction industry is on the forefront of shaping the growing economic future for Ohio and beyond.  Projects are growing in complexity increasing the need for collaboration.” according to Cogence President, Pam Neckar, Bostwick Design Partnership, Cleveland, OH.  “As an industry, we need each other to execute a successful project and Kevin will be focused on bringing us together with the Cogence mission at the forefront every day.  He will lead us to making Ohio the most effective and efficient place to design and build.”

“This is a great opportunity for me to join an innovative, growing organization that serves a vital industry”, said Thompson.  “Its mission of collaboration and teamwork to improve construction project delivery is very motivating.  I am fortunate to have the opportunity to be a part of this fine organization and look forward to helping expand into new markets”, he continued.

“Cogence” comes from a Latin word meaning “drive together” or “thinking that is well organized”. Cogence Alliance brings together owners, architects, engineers, construction trades, and affiliated parties, giving each an equal voice. Its goal is to transform the design and construction industry by improving project delivery and outcomes. The Cogence Alliance believes team-based project delivery methods create opportunities for all to succeed.

For more information, please contact:

Pam Neckar, President, Cogence Alliance


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