• Roland Michael Pinto Named Director of Operations for CMA Association Management

    POSTED January 31, 2018

From Fairless Hills, PA, Roland Michael Pinto has been named the director of operations for CMA Association Management, an award-winning, full service association management company with a strategic marketing division.

Pinto is a strategic professional with expertise in operations management, non-profit management, marketing and project management. “With Roland’s wealth of knowledge, experience and industry involvement, he is poised to be a major contributor to CMA’s association clients,” said Jeffrey Barnhart, president and CEO of CMA, which has been providing leadership and governance, association headquarters, membership and member programs, growth-engine platforms, financial oversight, event management and full-service marketing solutions for more than 30 years. “He has a solid work ethic and excellent leadership qualities that he brings to the team.”

In his new role, Pinto will identify and target areas for operational enhancement and employee productivity. “I am thrilled to be guiding and helping associations grow membership, conference attendance and sponsorships. My background in operations and finance management, including working with various nonprofit organizations, will prove to be an asset to those organizations,” said Pinto.

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Now that he’s back in Minnesota for the first time since 2004, Oribson is excited to launch some new entrees in the southwest metro.


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In his new role, Rinck will be responsible for all strategic development, brand innovation and leadership initiatives for Hilton’s portfolio, including Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Conrad Hotels & Resorts.

Rinck will also oversee the continued growth of Hilton’s newest lifestyle brand, Canopy by Hilton.


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Gomilla, is no stranger to Skyline having worked within the Skyline dealer organization for more than 10 years. He was most recently the president of Skyline Exhibit Resource, a Skyline dealership in De Pere, Wisconsin. Gomilla had also previously managed the service side of business.