We build stronger Associations because Strong Associations create better Communities.

  • About Us

    With experience in association management dating back to 1996, Synergos is a 100% minority owned association management company which specializes in providing administrative management and support services to professional associations. We know associations: how they operate, the unique challenges they face, the challenging environment in which they function, and what they need to succeed.

    Our success is dependent on yours. We are dedicated to the realization of your goals as if they were our very own.

  • Our Core Values

    • Positive Contribution
    • Collaborative
    • Vision
    • Innovative
    • Creative
    • Integrity
    • Mission-Driven
    • Performance
    • Caring
Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.

–Steve Jobs

Synergos thrives on providing a team of experts focused on being the eyes, minds and hands behind Associations and Not for Profits that over achieve. Here are the members of our team that make great things happen for our clients.

Leadership Team

  • Lane Velayo, CAE, CEO
  • Joy DesMarais-Lanz, COO

Client Services Team

    • Brett Bowman
    • Jennifer Carlson
    • Jess LaNore, CAE
    • Jay Nichols
    • Rileigh Roberson
    • Tammy Sakry

Full Service Association Management

Synergos can successfully manage your organization and deliver unparalleled knowledge and practice to your stakeholders. Synergos client organizations will benefit from growth-focused practices, best-in-class talent, and an unmatched resource base of people, knowledge, and infrastructure. We will successfully manage your organization and deliver unparalleled knowledge and practice to your stakeholders. Our approach to full-service association management involves bringing together a team of management and operations in all aspects of volunteer-governed organizations, then supporting it with a robust yet cost-effective headquarters infrastructure.

For more information on the services we offer, please contact Lane Velayo at lane@synergosamc.com

Services We Provide

      • Education and Curriculum Design
      • Board Development
      • Organizational Infrastructure
      • Bookkeeping and Financial Management
      • Development and Fundraising
      • Member Management
      • Volunteer Management
      • Convention and Meeting Planning
      • Marketing and Communications
      • Web and Technology Development

Meeting Planning Made Simple

Synergos Meetings is the most efficient, cost-effective way to plan and execute your organization’s meetings and events from start to finish. When you make the decision to work with Synergos Meetings, you’ll have immediate access to our staff and resources.

The greatest value of Synergos Meetings is in its enhanced buying power. When working with Synergos Meetings, your organization gains the ability to leverage secure pricing and contract concessions over and above what you’re able to on your own. Take advantage of and benefit from our relationships with international sales contacts at every major hotel chain in the United States. Let us show you how we can transform your organization’s hotel contracts for conventions, regional leadership meetings, board meetings, and more.


Our associates know the hospitality industry inside and out. Our meetings team has worked within and with the industry working in hotels, Convention and Visitors Bureaus, or in other similar hospitality organizations. We’re ready to put this wealth of experience to work for you.


Synergos will negotiate rates and reserve space free of charge. Our associates work with hundreds of hotels, booking thousands of events each year, building relationships to better serve you. We can suggest the best locations to suit the theme of any meeting or conference.


As a professional meeting planning company, all of our associates are committed to business practice that raise the professional standard in our industry and perception of our brand.

Meeting & Event Services

Because of our dedicated staff, we have many services to help you plan your next meeting or event. These include:

Site selection
Contract negotiation
Budgeting and bookkeeping
Registration assistance
A/V and logistics
Travel arrangements
Promotional materials

Saint Paul Office

1611 County Rd B West
Suite 320
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55113  

Phone: 651-917-6240

Indianapolis Office

4011 N Pennsylvania St
Suite 100
Indianapolis, Indiana 46205

Phone: 651-917-6240