About TSOP

About The Sanford Organization

TSO is a fully accredited association management company (AMC) and is dedicated to providing a full range of management services efficiently and effectively to meet our clients’ goals and objectives.

Located in Chicago’s northwest suburbs, the 6,800-square-foot office is fully equipped to maximize efficiency and productivity. Established in 1975, TSO has a staff of 15+ employees who successfully and effectively manage all aspects of trade associations, and trade shows. Choosing TSO over full-time staff or volunteers ensures value, professionalism, and committed leadership.

Our Specialties Include:
Association Management, Financial Management, Marketing and Public Relations Services, Trade Show and Conference Services, Interim Management Services

For a full list of services we offer, View our Brochure.

TSO's Mission

Our Mission

TSO offers high-quality and reliable association management services to a diverse and growing base of association clients at a reasonable cost.

‍TSO provides a work environment for employees that encourages and rewards excellence and achievement as well as a predictable and positive return on investment for stakeholders.


Behaving in all ways with dignity and respect. Honoring your word.


Being cooperative. Providing mutual support. Empowering associates to learn and innovate.


Inspiring creativity. Extending customer/client service. Producing results on time and with cost-saving value.

Fully Accredited

As a testament to The Sanford Organization’s commitment and ability to deliver service, quality, and excellence, TSO has attained accreditation from the AMC Institute through a Standard recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

The AMC Institute accreditation program, noted as the most demanding and comprehensive in the industry, is a voluntary process that requires thorough documentation of effective systems and procedures, as well as an independent review to demonstrate and verify that TSO meets or exceeds the ANSI/AMC Institute Standard of Good Practices for the Association Management Industry.