Richard Meyers is the Executive Director of the United Trustees Association. He is the founder of Association Growth Management (AGM), an Association Management firm. He has fifteen years of association management experience. Prior to forming AGM, he was the Executive Director of the Alliance Business Centers Network (ABCN), a network of executive suite companies, with over 500 member locations in 32 countries. He has also served as the Director of Government Relations & Communications for the National Nutritional Foods Association, a 401c3 association comprised of 8000 dietary supplement and health food manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Richard also worked for two years with IHOP Corp, serving as a liaison between the franchisees and the franchisor company. Prior to that, his experiences on Capitol Hill included work as a Legislative Director to a Member of Congress and as a lobbyist for a lobbying firm specializing in health care appropriations for non-profit associations, including the Association of Minority Health Professions Schools. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.