Robert Wilson founded RW Wilson and Associates, LLC. (W&A) in 2004. W&A is a Florida-based association management and government affairs firm with extensive experience in energy, environmental, defense, aerospace, and construction industries.
Rob’s work with a wide variety of association clients includes all phases of association management with a special emphasis on membership retention and recruitment, non-dues revenue strategies, board development, budgeting, and strategic planning. He currently serves as the executive director of three statewide associations. He has a proven track record of increasing association revenue, creating member-driven programs, establishing strong financial systems/protocols, and implementing board leadership succession plans.
Rob has successfully managed public policy initiatives in Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Florida. His professional experience includes working on several energy pipeline expansion projects, from their conception to completion. His work in the energy sector also includes regular interaction with local, state, and federal security and emergency response professionals.
Wilson is a graduate of the University of Nebraska/Omaha with an undergraduate and master’s degree in Public Administration. Rob was also admitted to the Public Administration PhD programs at the University of Nebraska/Omaha and Florida State University.
Professional activities include:
- Executive Director, Florida Energy Pipeline Association, Inc. 2004–Present
- Executive Director, Florida Defense Contractors Association Inc. 2014–Present
- Executive Director, Precast Concrete Structures Association Inc. 2016–Present
- Past Co-Chair, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Region 2 Domestic Security Task Force
- Past President, Board of Directors, Big Bend Clean Cities Coalition
- Former Member, Board of Directors, Florida Green Building Coalition; Chair, Finance Committee
- Member, American Society of Association Executives
Bringing almost two decades of experience to our team, Tina Ward, CMP and CAE, is responsible for the daily operations of Wilson & Associates including financial affairs, administrative and clerical duties. She also manages all client conferences, tradeshows, awards ceremonies and special events, including legislative days, on-site administration of meetings, coordinating with facility staff and assembling meeting materials. She contributes to client social media pages, assists with project research, and creates material for webinars and handbooks.
Tina has extensive experience coordinating all aspects of large events, including managing budgetary expenses, venue contracts, speaker contracts, lodging, vendors, caterers, and much more. She oversees each individual detail that contributes to a successful event. This includes pre-event registration, onsite event execution, and post-event analysis detailing event performance against specific goals to help prepare for the next event.
Tina also implements green meeting practices to minimize event waste and provide a green meeting experience for attendees. Organizing such large gatherings can lead to negative environmental impacts, but Tina takes pride in minimizing these effects as much as possible. Tina also prides herself in providing ADA compliant meeting venues.
Tina is responsible for a wide spectrum of duties regarding association client finances, this includes the development of an annual budget, recording all receipts and disbursements, preparing and making deposits, preparing and distributing monthly financial statements, maintaining W-9’s and issuing 1099’s, assisting with preparation of federal and state tax returns, and preparing reports as needed for an independent audit.
Tina’s executive management skillset has proved to be an invaluable resource to our clients. She offers a optimistic and enthusiastic attitude to meeting client needs. She is a vital component to any team effort and tends to improve performance of those around her through her diligence.
Tina is a member of the Florida Society of Association Executives and active member of the Meeting Planner Roundtables. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of South Carolina-Aiken and her Master’s degree from Florida State University. She and her husband, Andre, reside in Tallahassee with daughter Breckin, son Jax, and beloved dog Duchess.