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About Us

Association Outsource Services, Inc. was founded on the principle that we could offer associations more flexibility and control in producing their communication platforms and sponsorships. Working in conjunction with a wide network of specialists, AOS has partnered with countless associations for over twenty years. We are your one-stop resource for developing communication platforms and stable, non-dues revenue.

We discover what your sponsors and advertisers want out of their relationship with your association. AOS will outline a cooperative process for creating win-wins for all players. This process is the key to growing and maintaining the future for your association.

As the pace of technology change quickens, it is vital that associations are keeping up with the right skills to thrive. It is critical to secure diverse, consistent revenue streams to ensure your organization stays fiscally healthy and growing. AOS provides association managers with a complete financial and marketing plan thereby enabling them to make informed decisions in this endeavor.

Everybody should experience being a part of an effective and efficient team that works together for the betterment of their members and the advancement of their industry. We want you to feel excited about partnering with Association Outsource Services, Inc. The AOS team is looking forward to providing you with excellent customer service and boundless solutions.

Team Management

Catherine Trino


Catherine Trino brought more than 15 years of experience in association-based communications and publishing to the company when she founded AOS, Inc in 1999. She had served as Director of Communications for the California Lodging Industry Association and the Messersmith Group, a multi-faceted association management company. In her tenure at the Messersmith Group, she managed the communications department for 15 local and statewide associations.

In addition to her extensive experience within the association management profession, Catherine has also held advertising executive positions for several large publishers including the Business Journal and Capital City ABC. She was recruited as a publisher for an international association publishing company where she worked with management to develop detailed systems for associations to effectively market publications to their industry partners. During her six-year tenure, she realized that association executives were looking for more than a “cookie-cutter” publisher. They needed flexibility, and desired customizable control. From that realization, AOS was born!

Emily Tyler-Nowels

Marketing Director

Emily Nowels has been working for AOS for the past five years. She is responsible for developing annual sales strategy for print, digital and sponsorship revenue. Emily has worked on successful marketing campaigns that have bought clients a significant profit margin improvement.  

When Emily was still in college at Chico State University, she was interested in two things: business and psychology. When she learned about the field of marketing, she knew this is where her professional future would take her. In her spare time, Emily enjoys traveling with her husband, and spending time with friends and family.

Patti Hoffart

Sales Director

Patti has over 25+ years in the advertising industry, starting her career on the administrative side of an international publishing company before joining AOS at its inception. She has been a noteworthy leader in both the print and digital advertising sales arena. Patti loves establishing relationships with her clients, exploring their needs and helping them create the best marketing plan for their business.

When Patti is not selling advertising you can find her at the American River, paddle boarding or enjoying her family.

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