About Us

Sterling Strategic Management continues 38 years of extensive experience in association management through Adler-Droz, The Droz Group, evolving into Sterling Strategic Management in 2011. Our company was built on a solid record of success, integrity, creativity and a thorough understanding of the goals and objectives of each respective client. The Sterling brand was launched to carry on the legacy of those principles enhanced by evolving processes and cutting edge technology.

Located in Laguna Beach, CA (approximately 40 miles south of Los Angeles and 70 miles north of San Diego), our offices are equipped with state-of-the-art technology in office, data and voice communication systems.

SSM is a member of AMCI (Association Management Companies Institute), the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), and the California Society of Association Executives (CalSAE).

At SSM we believe in the intrinsic need for volunteer, non-profit associations and organizations in our society and the considerable value they contribute. Therefore, we believe that volunteer organizations require and are entitled to responsive, resourceful, and cost effective professional management services that are based upon sound business principles.

Sterling Strategic Management assists clients in identifying, planning, and implementing effective strategies to reach identified goals and objectives. We offer guidance to our clients so that they may proactively position themselves in their changing professional environments. Our goal is to facilitate the achievement of the overall mission and goals of the organization and provide a foundation to allow our clients to do what they do best: develop policy, educate themselves, their members, the public and constituencies, and provide societal benefit through the public policy process.