CMA Association Management Supports Growth with Three New Hires


PRINCETON JUNCTION, New Jersey –June 23, 2016 – CMA Association Management (CMA), a full-service association management and award-winning marketing firm based in Princeton Junction, New Jersey, welcomes three new hires to its association management staff.

The three new team members include: Arturo Cianfano, who will serve as an association manager and new business development specialist; Events Manager Maureen Sojka and Managing Editor Jennifer Kohlhepp.

“One catalyst for CMA’s growth is our recent recognition as 2016 Outstanding Small Business of the Year by the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce. Art’s business development skills and management acumen will be an invaluable asset to all our association clients, while Maureen’s event planning skills will be essential for all the conferences and events we plan,” said CMA Association Management CEO and President Jeffrey Barnhart. “Jenn’s editorial excellence will help drive the continued growth of the magazines. I am very excited to have them on our team to take our clients to the next level.”

In his new role, Cianfano manages the North American Association of Commencement Officers (NAACO) and focuses on business development.

“He is a superior relationship builder and strong communicator with a proven ability to conceptualize ideas and facilitate their implementation,” said Gabrielle Copperwheat, operations director at CMA Association Management. “Art’s extensive portfolio in the client services sector speaks to his proficiency with assisting clients in the development and implementation of strategic, tactical and financial plans to achieve their overall goals.”

Prior to joining CMA Association Management, Cianfano was the relationship manager at the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce and vice president of business development at CPN Real Estate in addition to running his own management development firm for nine years.

In her new role, Sojka will oversee the planning and execution of all association events and has hands-on experience juggling the event planning needs of multiple organizations, including budget preparation, contract terms, negotiations and analysis, speaker management, off-site events, exhibits and trade shows, and travel. Throughout her career, she has organized a multitude of meetings, from large-scale multinational events to local association conferences. She holds an ASAE certificate in association management and has a wide range of knowledge working with associations, boards and committees as part of the professional staff and as a board member herself.

Kohlhepp oversees the publication of four magazines, including IMARK Group’s IMARK NOW, Equity Plumbing’s Plumbing Advocate, National Association of Independent Lighting Distributors’ (NAILD) Today’s Lighting Distributor, and International Card Manufacturers Association’s (ICMA) Card Manufacturing. Prior to joining CMA, she served as a managing editor at Packet Media Group and Greater Media Publications.

CMA Association Management is looking for additional talent and opportunities can be found at                                                       



About CMA Association Management

CMA Association Management is a full-service firm that delivers best practices, leadership, governance, member services and financial services and integrated marketing for associations. CMA improves governance by providing industry-leading best practices and proven leadership. The firm leverages a “growth engine” strategy that enhances the value proposition, while growing membership, sponsors and event attendance. CMA is one of 75 association management companies accredited worldwide by the Association Management Company Institute. It is also a member of the Advertising Specialty Institute and International Association of Travel Agents. For more information, visit, call 800.852.4269 or email



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