Jonathan founded Strauss event & association management, Canada’s first AMC Institute accredited association management company, in 1995, at the age of 16. Since then, Jonathan has been continuously growing both his knowledge and the company’s client base. Strauss currently manages seven national and four regional associations, as well as many large-scale events, trade shows and conferences each year, both in person and virtual. Jonathan currently sits on the executive of two of the company’s largest clients – The Pedorthic Association of Canada and the Promotional Product Professionals of Canada.
A strong leader, Jonathan has become known across Canada and the United States as a trusted and savvy association and event professional. He prides himself on being innovative, resourceful, and responsive in demanding or uncertain situations and will always go the extra mile for a client. He has a proven track record of association and event success and has taken many organizations out of the red by providing specialized support and guidance to boards, committees, and volunteers. Jonathan has unparalleled abilities to connect and engage with his clients and is commended for his abilities to provide valuable information and direction to associations and their members.
Jonathan also loves to travel. His most memorable vacation before having two kids was a trip to Egypt, while his favourite family vacation was a trip to London for his 40th birthday.
As founder and president of the company, Jonathan loves seeing his staff collaborate and work together. He surrounds himself with an inventive, and dependable team that help bring his vision for the company and clients to life.
2020 has seen association events cancelled left, right, and centre due to physical distancing protocols. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social gatherings now restricted to small groups. Hotels, convention centres, [...]