Serving Associations Management Needs Since 1989

History & Management Philosophy

Michael R. Lane, President & Founder

Michael R. Lane, President & Founder


Located in Springfield, Illinois Professional Association Management Services, Inc (PAMS, Inc.) has been serving the management needs of associations since 1989. Our founder has been managing associations for more than 45 years. PAMS, Inc. has a collective staff experience that exceeds 60 years of attention to member needs.

Member Services

Association Management Companies (AMC) operate in many different styles of leadership and service. Our experience indicates that for a long-term alliance, volunteer leaders and management must focus on relational growth. From that posture, the association can experience and overall higher level of membership service.

Darlene M. Lane, Senior Executive Administrator

Darlene Lane

Darlene M. Lane, Senior Executive Administrator


Full Turn-Key Management Team

Some AMC’s operate either in a cafeteria style of service allocation or on a billable hour format. PAMS, Inc. does not use either of these management models. It is our desire to be your full turn-key management team without the limitations associated with partial group management or the inherent confusion that can arise out of time allotment. We dedicate whatever time is needed to complete the task.

Value Of Our Partnership

We are confident that our management philosophy and operational abilities will compliment your existing leadership. We look forward to the opportunity to more fully visualize the value of a partnership between your organization and PAMS, Inc.



Our current stable of clients includes associations we have been blessed with serving for more than 28 years. We believe this longevity is a testament to partnerships built on trust and a mutual desire to meet the needs of our clients’ members.


Get in touch

Have questions? Please contact us and let us know.

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