Update Management is a full-service AMC providing solutions to manage & grow nonprofit associations.

The UMI team is made up of experienced professionals who work in partnership with you to ensure your association goals are exceeded and members see the full value of their membership investment. 

Our team includes experts in management, finance, communications, marketing, event coordination, and administration. We will handle the day-to-day tasks for your association, so your Board can focus on critical initiatives that support the growth of your vision. 

Established in 1983, Update Management offers experience that includes a variety of industries, organization sizes, demographics, and geographic scope. 

Our goal is to exceed your objectives by providing services in an efficient way that fits your budget.

Meet Our Team

Geoff

Geoff Horning

President/Owner
ghorning@updatemanagement.com

Geoff is a native Oregonian who has more than 25 years of association management experience. He got his professional start with the Oregon Association of Nurseries as the publications coordinator and later as trade show director, and he continued bolstering his association management resume as Executive Director of Oregon Aglink and CEO of Oregon Hazelnut Industries. In 2018, Geoff acquired Update Management, Inc. With his combined experience in management, event planning, and marketing – as well as his tenure as president of OSAM (Oregon Society of Association Management), chair of Oregon Ag Fest, and a founding board member of REAL Oregon – Geoff is able to offer Update’s clients with a full menu of provided services. Geoff enjoys fly fishing, attending Oregon football games, and spending time with his son, Andrew.

Stacey Barrett

Stacey Barrett

VP | Association Executive Director
sbarrett@updatemanagement.com

Stacey works with her clients to be strategic and build the structure for how their industry and association can be successful and thrive. She started working in the nonprofit area when she was 15 years old for the Oregon Remodelers Association (ORA), where she learned the importance of belonging to a professional organization, the relationships you build, and the wealth of knowledge you obtain by listening to your peers.

Being the mother of four, Stacey spends her free time supporting her children, watching them score the winning goal, listening to them play violin, or being proud of their latest painting. She and her husband lost their son to SCIDs over ten years ago, and since then have been on advisory committees and testified in front of the National Newborn Screening Advisory Committee to help encourage SCIDs to be added to newborn screening lists.

Carole Astley

Carole Astley, CMP

Director of Partner Events castley@updatemanagement.com

Carole Astley, CMP is the Director of Partner Events and is excited to lead Update Management’s Event Solutions team, partnering with organizations large and small to manage the many details of their meeting and event experiences. She has planned many memorable meetings and events over the last 25 years as Director of Meeting Services for Travel Oregon, Convention Services Manager for Travel Portland as well as Events Manager for organizations such as the Oregon Dental Association, Portland Trailblazers and the Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association. She even had a fun pandemic stint in marketing for an Oregon winery. 

She loves to volunteer her time managing community events — two of her favorites have been the Tualatin Crawfish Festival Parade and TEDxSalem. She is active with the MPI Oregon chapter and was honored to be chosen as the recipient of their Lifetime Achievement Award in 2022. In her spare time, Carole serves on the board of Enlightened Theatrics and enjoys kayaking, skiing and cheering on her husband and their three boys in their many activities which vary depending on the season from theatre,  football, Scouts, baseball, cross country and orchestra. She is proud to be a Master Recycler, an Inclusive Event Strategist and an OSU Beaver.

Liz

Liz Maitral

Director of Client Events lmaitral@updatemanagement.com

Liz brings her extensive background in event planning and working for association/standards groups to Update Management. Her career began in association work in Chicago, and while there she volunteered for the Chicago Triathlon and her passion for events was born! She moved to Portland and launched her career in event management in the high tech sector, first working for companies like InFocus Systems and Intel. She started a construction consulting company with her husband which is where she first met Update Management while on the Board of Directors for the Oregon Remodelers Association. Combining her skills of event planning and association work, coming to Update Management was an easy choice based on her own experience here, and working with familiar faces was an extra bonus! When not traveling for events, Liz enjoys reading, walking and loves watching a great crime mystery with her best dog Maddy, who she rescued from the streets of Houston!

Lori Naylor

Lori Naylor

Director of Finance lnaylor@updatemanagement.com

Lori Naylor is the Director of Finance for Update Management.  She provides complete financial support for our client associations which includes Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Bank Account Reconciliation, production of financial statements for review by Association Board members and coordination with our Tax Accounting Firm for tax filings.  Lori enjoys multitasking, so the challenge of working with multiple Associations definitely suits her!  

Although born and raised in California, she moved to Portland, Oregon in 1989 where she started her family.  In 1992, she and her husband opened a mattress store in Gladstone called Jer-Bear’s Mattress Warehouse.  Over time, two additional locations were added.  Combining the duties of a stay-at-home Mom while handling the financial operations for their business was a perfect fit. 

Lori enjoys time with friends, church activities, reading, and dancing (the waltz is her favorite!)  She loves to hang out with her three granddaughters whether it is at their house or at Grandma’s for a sleepover.  Pancakes are always on the breakfast menu!

Katie Neumeister

Katie Neumeister

Graphic Designer kneumeister@updatemanagement.com

Katie Neumeister is the in-house Graphic Designer for Update Management. She creates most of the digital and print materials for all the associations UMI supports. With a background in design for corporate events, Katie brings extensive knowledge of event marketing and design to UMI. Katie is passionate about clean design, layout, and organization and finds joy in helping others bring their vision to life.

Along with also being creative in her free time, Katie enjoys the outdoors, especially in the sunshine. She loves traveling, baking delicious treats, and spending quality time with family, friends, and pets.

Judy Summers

Account Executive
jsummers@updatemanagement.com

Judy moved to Portland in 2007 from Texas to be near her family. She brings to Update Management a successful career of over 30 years in nonprofit/organizational management and fundraising. 

After a few years in banking right out of college, Judy entered the nonprofit world serving over the years as a Chamber of Commerce President; VP of Development for a hospital and  working in top leadership positions in Texas healthcare nonprofits.

For close to 14 years, Judy served as Executive Director of JDRF, Oregon/SW Washington Chapter and still holds her friends from that organization close to her heart. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Education with a Teaching Certificate from East Texas State University (now Texas A&M, Commerce); a certification from the Intermediate School of Banking at SMU; certification in organizational management (IOM) through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and SMU; and a Master’s of Science degree in Community Health and Healthcare Administration from the University of Arkansas. 

Judy’s passion is giving back to make a difference in helping people achieve their goals and organizing programs and activities (and enjoying life).   The loves of her life are her son, daughter in law and four grandchildren (seven counting significant others).…and, of course, her two cats, Casper & Sissy. Judy enjoys being outdoors (especially on the water) musical theater, traveling, gardening, movies, cooking (when the urge hits), watching football and wine tasting!

Margerie Vis

Association Manager mvis@updatemanagement.com

Margerie has been involved in association management since 2000, when she became involved with, and later served on, a national non-profit trade association board emphasizing training and professional growth in various professional arenas within the construction industry.

During the 2008 U.S. recession, she strategically changed career paths and moved into the maritime and agricultural sectors, which serve the Pacific Northwest’s international commerce interests. Margerie is known for her dedication to her associations’ members and leaders, and continually strives for program innovation and growth for her clients.

Born and bred in Pacific Northwest, Margerie married a native Midwesterner and moved herself and two fat cats to South Dakota. When not traveling back and forth to the West Coast (for work or pleasure), she enjoys gardening, outdoor activities, all four-legged animals and most of all, spending time with her beloved husband and son.

Taylor

Taylor Scott

Association Manager
tscott@updatemanagement.com

After Taylor graduated from the University of Denver, she began working in the nonprofit sector serving those experiencing homelessness and domestic violence. She brought her skills in customer service and client advocacy to her role as the Event and Membership Coordinator at Update management helping to ensure our associations’ needs are met.

Originally in Chicago and missing a large city with water, Taylor moved to Portland in 2021. Outside of work, Taylor is often hiking, kayaking, studying American Sign Language, or snuggling her cat Lucifer.

Madison Weinard

Madison Weinard

Event and Membership Coordinator mweinard@updatemanagement.com

Madison is an Event and Membership Coordinator at Update Management. She works with Update staff and associations to plan all types of events, administer website updates, and handles CE course management for various associations. Madison enjoys working at Update Management Inc. for the creative roles in the position and the positive environment.

Madison began professional event planning during her role as Director of Promotions on the ASG at Clackamas Community College. After obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Madison joined the Update Management Team to develop her skill set in planning association conferences in hopes that she will plan her own professional conference in her future professional career.

Outside of work, Madison enjoys expressing her artistic side by making artwork and coaching a high school dance team.

Hannah

Hannah Smargiassi

Event and Membership Coordinator hsmargiassi@updatemanagement.com

Hannah is an Event and Membership Coordinator at Update Management. She works with Update staff and associations to plan all types of events, administer website updates, and handles CE course management for various associations. Hannah enjoys working at Update Management because of the helpful and positive culture. She appreciates the collaborative environment with her colleagues to bring each client’s vision to life, and to help them achieve their commitments to growth and community impact.

In her free time, Hannah is a vinyasa yoga instructor and teaches at two studios on the west side.

Amy Primm

Amy Primm

Event and Membership Coordinator aprimm@updatemanagement.com

As an Event and Membership Coordinator at Update Management, Amy collaborates with personnel and associations to organize a wide range of events, manage website updates, and oversee continuing education course logistics for multiple associations. Her favorite part of her role at Update Management is the chance to delve into various organizations and industries, all while fulfilling her passion for event coordination and organizational management. After obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from the University of Nevada, Reno, Amy looked to use her science background to give insights into decision-making, stress, and social interaction that can help design community-building experiences. By applying neuroscience principles, she can create engaging events and membership programs. She’s supportive and enjoys helping others, happily sharing her knowledge with anyone who needs it. She takes a steady approach in all that she does, ensuring that things are done to her highest standard. 

Outside of work, Amy likes to attend various music concerts ranging from Jazz to Pop. She also enjoys reading, her all time favorite being the Harry Potter series and most recently she has been delving into vision science novels.