Learning Consultants


Mary Byers

Mary Byers is an association thought leader and the author of Race for Relevance: 5 Radical Changes for Associations and Road to Relevance: 5 Strategies for Competitive Associations. She co-presents on the CommPartners Road to Relevance webinar series and is a sought-after leadership conference speaker and strategic planning facilitator.



As educators and continuing education professionals, we are in the business of changing brains. But does our course design take into consideration how the brain learns? Because of advances in the neurosciences, we have solved many mysteries about the learning brain and are laying down evidenced based strategies for learning under the interdiciplinary field of NeuroEducation. Let’s work together to create learning experiences that make a difference.



Alcorn Associates

Alcorn Associates has been serving the needs of the 501(c) community since 1997.  We have hands on, real world experience with the often complex situations faced by these organizations.  We provide consulting, training and speaking services.  Our philosophy centers on providing innovative, yet practical solutions to our clients.  We can help you navigate between your mission, your governance structure, your members and back again.  Our pledge is to be in your corner, when you need us.


Velvet Chainsaw

Velvet Chainsaw Consulting (VCC) is the leading choice for conference and trade show organizers interested in growing or transforming their major face-to-face events. We provide expert advice for designing premium education and networking experiences that result in increased loyalty and revenue. With a laser focus on the attendee experience, the VCC team will study and benchmark your business model and value proposition.


Bluestreak Learning

Bluestreak Learning serves as the resource for Pennsylvania’s community of association management teams and any companies interested in conducting business with associations as well as a catalyst for professional development and “e-customer relationship management” by the individuals comprising each management team.


Aubrey MellosLearning Consultants