Strategy Association & Event Management reflects the truest definition of strategic planning and event management.


Whether working with non-profit Associations and their volunteer leaders or with Corporations, Strategy’s professional team delivers! We help with branding, marketing, & defining the next steps insuring a sustainable future as well as targeting strategic goals.

We create strategies for reaching key objectives through social media, website maintenance, and growing memberships. We further serve you with planning & implementing meetings, events, and incentive trips both nationally and internationally.

If your volunteers are overwhelmed or your internal meeting support team is spread too thin, give us a call. Let’s begin a dialogue as to how Strategy can support your current structure – saving you time and money.

Karla D. Stahlman
President, Event Strategist



“Tandus Centiva has worked with Stra-te-gy Association & Event Management over the last 10 years to host our top flooring contracts on our TRIAD trip.  From Aruba, Grand Cayman to Mexico Karla and her team have been with us the entire time.  With group sizes of over 150 people to make all the travel arrangements, meals, excursions and making sure everybody has a great time, our guest always walk away very satisfied.  I have personally worked with Karla and her team over the last 3 years and I am looking forward to the next 10 years. Karla and the team are true professionals I wouldn’t work with anybody else.”

Tom Cooper, VP of Dealer Development
Tandus Centiva – A Tarkett Company


“Serving the South Central Association of Blood Banks is something that I enjoy doing; it requires a level of commitment that is made much easier with a dedicated team of professionals to support me and my fellow board members. Stra-te-gy Association & Event Management has consistently provided expertise and support for our annual meeting, works with the leadership to promote the values of SCABB and supports every SCABB member when called upon to do so. They enhance my ability to serve the association by providing support and solutions that work.”

Jose Garcia, Treasurer
South Central Association of Blood Banks

“Partnering with Strategy has strengthened our association’s position to expand geographically.  A prime example is our recent expansion into Florida.  Potential members in that state were attracted to the idea of having the management of the association handled on a consistent basis, by a group of knowledgeable professionals. Using Strategy to manage our annual educational and business meeting also frees up time for our volunteer board and committee members.  They can partake of the educational and networking opportunities at the meeting, instead of being weighed down with details of running the meeting.”

Garrick “Rick” Chatelain, BS MT (ASCP)
Laboratory IT Manager – The Blood Center


“We have been using  Strat-e-gy Association & Event Management for both our internal and customer corporate events for over seventeen years. Karla and her team do a fantastic job creating unique events that highlight the personal connection we want to create with our customers and our internal team.”

Len Ferro, President
Tandus Centiva

“Karla and her team have done an amazing job helping Fuse improve the quality of their Annual Meetings and Board of Directors’ Meetings. Our meetings have received rave reviews from our suppliers and members as we now produce events that are very polished and professionally done. Additionally, any issues that arise during the meetings related to the property, service, food etc. are handled by Karla usually before we are even aware of them.”

Geoff Gordon
Fuse Alliance

“Great sales meeting!  The way you and Chris and the rest of the team keep everything moving and organized is always so impressive, but we sometimes take it for granted, because we have seen you do it for years now.  Just wanted to let you know how appreciated you are!”

Danny Airhart
VP Corporate Strategic Accounts

Karla and team — THANK YOU!  The success of this event would not have been possible without the professionalism, attention to detail and sheer enthusiasm demonstrated by the entire Strat-e-gy team.  There are great things in store for our association with you as our partners.

Christa Marrillia, Lexington