Association of Professional Dog Trainers hired Associations International as its new association management company. With almost 6,000 members, APDT is the largest association of dog trainers in the world. Leading APDT from its new headquarters in Lexington, Ky., is executive director David M. Feldner, CAE. Feldner has 18 years of association and nonprofit management experience. He is a past chairman of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives. He earned a bachelor of business administration in marketing.
Arlis Whalum, CPA, is the new CFO of the Professional Convention Management Association. Whalum has 17 years of progressively growing financial and operational experience with an $18 million non-profit association, as well as Big 4 CPA and Fortune 500 experience. She was most recently finance director at the American Planning Association. Earlier posts include senior audit manager, Odell Hicks & Company; operations director, New Faith Baptist Church; controller, Travelers Relocation Company; senior financial analyst, American Hospital Supply Corp.; and auditor, Ernst & Young. She earned an MBA with a concentration on not-for-profit management.
Brent Ward is the new CEO of the Central West Tennessee Association of Realtors. He was in line to become the association's VP this year, and board president in 2016. He was a real estate broker.