John Flatley, executive director of the National Association for Surface Finishing, will present the keynote address during the 2008 Southern Metal Finishing Conference, September 14-16 in Charleston, SC. During his presentation, Flatley will discuss priority issues impacting the metal finishing industry and the role the NASF is taking to address them. He will also discuss the value and advantages that belonging to a trade association can provide for individual finishers.

Flatley is also the managing principal of Association Management Strategies (AMS), a full-service association management company located in Washington, DC. AMS provides management expertise and administrative services to industry associations, coalitions, professional societies, trade shows and other special events.

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