Executive Director

leadership for

CALIFORNIA associations

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River Management & Strategy (River) is a California-based company specializing in association management and executive director services for organization and trade associations. We are a full-service association management consulting firm, with experience in managing and executing association board meetings, organizational events, fundraising initiatives, lobby days, political action activities, and grassroots advocacy.


River provides "one-stop-shop" for associations of varying sizes and our management services for our organizations focus on those who wish to invest their organization's resources in advocacy, political actions, grassroots advocacy. We provide associations with a suite of management and executive services to empower your organization to grow and thrive in California.  

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  • Create, manage, and execute an annual work plan for organization and trade groups

  • Develop, manage and improve organizational operations and procedures for the Board of Directors, professional staff and organizational volunteers

  • Structure and manage organizations' annual budget and provide for independent oversight and best practices for budge optizmization

  • Collaborate, plan and execute Board of Directors meetings and develop short-term/long-term strategic planning activity

  • Coordinte, plan and execute grassroots advocacy days/legislative days in Sacramento put the Association’s membership meetings/calls


River is an engaged and effective partiner - empowering organizations to advance their legislative and regulatory priorities in California. We  invest the time and energy to develop a deep understanding of your needs in order to assist in delivering an effective message to legislators, regulators, and the Administration.

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& Events

The River team creates highly specialized and fundraising receptions tailored to each client to ensure signature events strengthen the profile of the organization and showcase the leaders who are driving it.

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The River Team

Tabitha Angel


Tabitha Angel brings 20 years of business, non-profit, and client service experience to provide organizational leadership and best practices in association management to realize organizational goals and objectives—including those related to budget & finance, membership retention & growth, and execution of signature programs & events.

Jason Bryant


Jason Bryant is passionate about working in public policy and has made it a personal mission to take on the most challenging of issues such as climate change policy, gaming, energy generation, access to affordable health care, water availability, and advancing the mission and values of California’s agriculture producers.

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