May 30, 2016.

Toronto, ON. (The Portage Group) – The Portage Group is pleased to welcome Steve Carroll, CAE, as an Independent Associate to their team. Steve is an accomplished association sector professional bringing with him a wealth of success and experience as an association staff and volunteer leader.  Carroll is currently President of the Canadian Society of Association Executives – Trillium Chapter and has served in Canadian national and provincial association senior leadership positions for over two decades.

“We are excited about Steve becoming a key part of The Portage Group team,” said Geoffrey Thacker, Executive Partner, Research and Strategy with The Portage Group.  “Steve’s experience and achievements in the association sector and profile in the association community are a strong addition and complement for The Portage Group and we are confident Steve will add further depth to our consulting practice for not-for-profit sector clients” added Jack Shand, CAE, Executive Partner, Leadership Consulting and Search for The Portage Group.

“I enjoy creating, building and delivering strategy and value for associations, their members and stakeholders” said Carroll.  “The opportunity to join a leading Canadian association consulting organization with very strong research and strategy development capabilities along with the opportunity to build on The Portage Group’s very robust brand and record of success is irresistible and compelling.” 

Most recently, Steve Carroll served as Director of Association Management Services with Managing Matters, an association management company.  Previously Carroll worked in executive leadership positions with the Golf Association of Ontario, Ontario Volleyball Association, Golf Canada, PGA of Canada and PGA of BC. His first official day with The Portage Group will be June 1st where he can be reached at


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