About the Association

Members on Membership

Since its inception in 1978, The ESOP Association has represented the interests of all corporations that sponsor employee stock ownership plans, or ESOPs.  The ESOP Association provides advocacy and educational services on behalf of its members. Corporate membership in The ESOP Association is open to all ESOP companies; our members range from closely held businesses to large public companies, and include both C and S corporations, across all industries.  The ESOP Association welcomes all corporate members and pledges that our advocacy and educational initiatives will continue to serve the entire ESOP community.  Read what our members have to say about the value of membership:

“Membership in The ESOP Association is vital to an ESOP owned company. The advocacy and education services are invaluable and are not duplicated by any other organization.”
David L. Kelly, CFO
Acadian Ambulance Service, Inc.
Lafayette, LA

“Best ESOP value, wouldn't be caught without it.’
David L. Hein, CEO
The Chilcote Company

Cleveland, OH

“I consider the Association to be a vital partner for the continued well-being of our ESOP (and therefore our company).  The complexity of administering ESOPs and the vulnerability to political maneuvering requires aggregated help obtainable only by its existence!”
Philip S. Dooly, President
Haywood Builders Supply
Waynesville, NC

“Membership in The ESOP Association is very beneficial in providing support for our political barometer, compass and voice in promoting and protecting positive ESOP law.”
Mike Klingenberg, VP / CFO
Scot Forge

Spring Grove, IL

 “ESOP Association conferences provide virtually all of my education on the nature and functioning of my largest shareholder.  I always take at least one idea from each conference that returns the cost of the conference as well as our annual dues many, many times over.”
Duane Dudley, COO
Caltrol, Inc.

Las Vegas, NV

 “We value the legal and legislative update.  Advice and information is timely, relevant and well written.  It is not available elsewhere.”
Susan Cole
Parsons Corporation

Pasadena, CA

“Our membership keeps me informed on the current ESOP issues, not to mention the motivation to develop the ESOP culture in our company.”
Nancy Latu, Global HR Manager
Chatsworth Products, Inc.
Westlake Village, CA

“Membership is a great tool to use to educate our employee-owners at all levels about the ESOP.”
Ali Jamshidi, CFO
CTL Engineering, Inc

Columbus, OH

“The ESOP Association keeps me connected to the ESOP world and is an invaluable networking and learning opportunity.”
Michael R. Holzman
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Washington, DC

“The ESOP Association has been a key ingredient in developing with our company’s education and culture of employee ownership.  This has happened through national & chapter events & networking.  We (our company) would not be as energetic as employee owners without this connection.  Glad to be a member.”
Gale Marett
Assistant Controller
Salem Distributing Co., Inc.
Winston Salem, NC

“Entering the AACE helps us to review our communication accomplishments each year.  It also promotes the development of new ideas, which elevates the level of ESOP knowledge within our company.”
Diane Faville
Lewis Tree Service, Inc.
West Henrietta, NY

“The AACE is a great encouragement for our employee owners to tell the employee ownership story. It fuels and energizes them.”
Curt Jahde
Owner Revolution, Inc.
Adair, IA

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