American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
"Mr. Slawny and his staff
took the College from a 'shoe box' management situation in 1982 to a
thriving, financially sound organization in just a few years.
Obviously, this is a real tribute to staff's business acumen."
Edward J. O'Connell, MD,
Professor of Pediatrics, Mayo Medical School
"As a past member of the
Board of Regents, then vice president, president-elect and president, I
have worked very closely with the EAI staff over many years. They have
made our organizational meetings financially more successful every year
through hard work, creative ideas and development of close
relationships with health care company sponsors."
Diane E. Schuller, MD,
"As President of American
College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, I would like to thank you
and your colleagues at EAI for all you have done to help build our
organization into the world class professional society it is today.
I would also like to formally recognize EAI's reputation for creating
outstanding and innovative conventions. Your organization has certainly
helped ACAAI to achieve positive growth. Thanks to the diligent efforts
of EAI, our organization has grown from 1,700 members to more than
6,000. . . and increased its assets from $500,000 to more than $20
Myron Zitt, MD, Past
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (EAI client 1988-2018)
"I want to thank you again
for all your help and support throughout this past year and especially
during this past week. I have the utmost respect, admiration
and appreciation for you and your team. I know fully well the
critical infrastructure your group provides our organization throughout
the year, but especially at the Annual Meeting, and I am grateful we
could celebrate together. Thanks for all your expertise and
professionalism in what you do for ASCRS. It has been a
pleasure to get to know you, and I look forward to future endeavors."
David Vargas, MD,
"We interviewed several
association management companies, some quite large and well known
nationally. Despite the glossy, professionally planned and
professionally marketed presentations of some of the larger groups, we
very fortunately decided to change our course with the help of EAI.
This was a key decision that has helped us prosper, survive and
particularly enjoy our role as a national Society."
Peter A. Volpe, MD, Past
"In selecting adjectives to
describe EAI, only superlatives come to mind. Your firm conducts its
business in an efficient, trustworthy and friendly manner. You and your
staff are industrious, innovative and reliable. The quality of work is
exceptional and the zeal and enthusiasm with which you and your staff
approach each task is exemplary."
Philip H. Gordon, MD, Past
"They [EAI] are highly
reliable people, and, on a personal note, they are extremely easy to
work with and highly ethical. I am pleased to endorse them without
David A. Rothenberger, MD,
"I do not need a very long
memory to reflect on my eight years on the Executive Council as its
secretary and president to recall that when EAI came to ASCRS, the
Society was in serious financial and organizational disarray. In what
seemed to be a very short time, you brought us to financial security
and organizational harmony and, most amazingly, without any pain. This
change has allowed ASCRS to meet the needs of its members and expand
our activities to benefit not only our members, but our specialty"
Samuel B. Labow, MD, Past
Academy of Osseointegration
"You were extremely helpful
during a stressful time, and my family and I really appreciate
it. You have always been helpful to AO and the
directors/officers since I have known you – that has never changed. One
of the best aspects of working in the leadership of AO is being able to
work with Kevin Smith, Mike Slawny and the entire staff of EAI."
Russell Nishimura, MD,
"Super job tonight!!! It
could not have been any better (same as last night). I am really really
proud of everything that you all have done for the meeting this year!!!
Many many thanks for ALL that you have done and accomplished! I think
you have set a new standard for the AO meeting!! Many many thanks."
David Cochran, MD, Past
"The EAI management staff
strengths are summed up as follows: they produce an excellent annual
meeting, the best in the profession; they are competent; have good
follow-up and are good at getting corporate support."
Ralph J. Bloch &
American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EAI client 1996-2018)
"ASBMT has been extremely fortunate in having very stable and highly skilled management. The Society is run very smoothly, and it is also nimble in responding to and addressing new issues that impact members. The administrative team is unfailingly highly responsive and professional. Thank you for guiding ASBMT from its early gestation to the major resource it is to its members and the larger transplant field today."
Helen Heslop, MD, Past President
"Having been president of a prior society and also one who runs a very active clinical program, I know quality when I see it. EAI's many outstanding contributions have made the Society the success that it is. Our outstanding track record, increasing growth, fabulous meetings, financial success, as well as the many programs we institute, are clear to all. What is clear to me is the success of this Society could not be achieved without the commitment, skill, attention to detail and perseverance of you and your staff."
Robert S. Negrin, MD, Past President
Professor of Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center
"As I recall our trials and tribulations and the sheer volume of work that went into establishing our Society, I am frankly amazed that it happened at all. That it turned into a truly outstanding organization representing the best in clinical transplantation medicine and transplantation science is all the more impressive. I believe that there is clear unanimity of opinion among all of the Board members, past and present, that EAI's contribution to the Society is what made it happen."
Joseph H. Antin, MD, Past President
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
"During my term as President, I felt very comfortable and confident that the management of our financial affairs was in very good hands under EAI's overall guidance. That our financial situation is so favorable is in significant measure the result of your guidance in developing new sources of revenue. Moreover, you have accomplished this without financial risk to the Society."
Armand Keating, MD, Past President
The Society of Surgical Oncology (EAI client 1993-2012)
doubled, our cash reserves have increased significantly, our annual
meeting abstract submissions have set a record every year and
attendance at the annual meeting increased by almost 50%. It has truly
been a spectacular turnaround of a major professional organization. I
have nothing but the highest praise for EAI"
Charles M. Balch, MD, Past
"I just want to express
what an extraordinary job you at EAI have done. Your capable
leadership, insightfulness and direction are clearly the reasons we are
where we are today."
Kirby I. Bland, MD, Past
"What can I say…what you
and your staff have achieved is absolutely remarkable and your
commitment to the SSO in implementing the initial phase of our
strategic plan has been nothing short of impressive. EAI and your staff
are incredibly responsive to the SSO's needs and our future is brighter
because of all your efforts. I greatly appreciate everything
all of you do on behalf of the SSO. You are the best and the fuel in
our engine. Thanks for being so wonderful."
Mitchell C. Posner, MD,
"This result is
outstanding! EAI has done an absolutely STELLAR job in soliciting
partners/sponsorship of the CIA grants...$1.15M from sponsors is simply
amazing. It's absolutely awesome work on your part."
Kenneth Tanabe, MD,