New Director Eager to Strengthen AGD Corporate Partnerships
Chicago, IL (07.20.2018) — The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is pleased to announce the hiring of Bart Lewin as the new director of Corporate Relations. Lewin, an accomplished sales and corporate relations professional, will lead his department in developing projects that strengthen the organization’s corporate partnerships and expand non-membership revenue opportunities, which includes increasing corporate sponsorships, exhibit and advertising sales.
“After outsourcing our corporate relations department for several years, we could not have brought aboard a more qualified person than Bart,” said Max Moses, AGD executive director. “With a proven track record of increasing revenue and building strong partnerships, I think that Bart’s leadership will help AGD create robust programs that bring our members value and offer opportunities for our corporate partners to connect with the leading general dentists.”
Lewin began his professional career as a public affairs specialist for the American Public Communications Council in Washington, DC. Those early years consisted of working grassroots campaigns, developing legislative alerts and fundraising. As his career progressed, Lewin stepped into the executive director role for the Michigan Pay Telephone Association in Lansing, Michigan. In this capacity, Lewin’s professional career evolved into more sales-related roles as he was responsible for recruiting event sponsors and media advertisers, membership recruitment and other fundraising needs.
Lewin has almost 10 years of experience with professional dental associations. At the American Student Dental Association (ASDA), Lewin served as the sales and marketing manager before transitioning to senior manager of corporate relations. While at ASDA, Lewin increased annual non-dues revenue from $500,000 to $1.3 million, accounting for 40 percent of the association’s overall revenue. In addition, he managed relationships with more than 150 meeting sponsors and exhibitors, advertisers and benefit providers. He also worked for the American Dental Association, managing similar corporate sponsorship initiatives.
Lewin completed his Master of Public Administration at University of Southern California. He is a Certified Association Executive through the American Society of Association Executives.