Olmstead Awarded Certified Management Consultant Status By The Institute Of Management Consultants, USA

Date: 3/19/2003

WASHINGTON, D.C. March 19, 2003 . . . Dr. John W. Olmstead, Olmstead & Associates, Legal Management Consultants, has been awarded the distinction of Certified Management Consultant (CMC) by the Institute of Management Consultants USA, Inc.

Founded in 1968, the Institute of Management Consultants USA, Inc. (IMC USA) is the national professional association representing management consultants. IMC USA establishes professional and ethical standards for management consultants, provides continuing education and information relative to the profession, and increases public awareness of the management consulting profession.

The CMC mark is awarded to those select consultants who have demonstrated a history of substantive results for clients, shown adherence to the IMC USA code of ethics and professional practice management. CMCs are acknowledged as leading experts in their fields, with track records of significant accomplishments in their consulting engagements. In order to maintain their status, CMCs must recertify every three years. Less than 1% of the consultants in the United States have been recognized with the CMC.

According to IMC USA National Board Chair, Norm R. Eckstein, CMC, “Clients who choose a Certified Management Consultant can be assured that the consultant they’ve chosen is recommended, trusted and proven, and must maintain a high standard of performance through periodic recertification.”

IMC USA is the U.S. member of the prestigious International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI), which has chapters in 32 countries. There are more than 10,000 CMC’s worldwide.

Dr. Olmstead is a certified management consultant and has more than 34 years of experience in law firm management and working with other professional service firms. He is president of Olmstead & Associates, a legal management-consulting firm based in St. Louis. He also is Editor-in-Chief of The Lawyers Competitive Edge: The Journal of Law Office Economics and Management, published by West Group. His doctoral work in Business Administration concentrated on organizational behavior and marketing. He has lectured for the Association of Legal Administrators, St. Louis Metropolitan Bar Association, Missouri Trial Attorneys, IBM, Illinois State University, Illinois State Bar Association, Solo-Map CPA Association of St. Louis and many other state and local bar associations.

Olmstead & Associates is a practice management, marketing, and technology consulting firm that works with law and other professional service firms to help change and reinvent their practices. The firm, founded in 1984 and based out of St. Louis, Mo., serves clients across the United States ranging in size from 100 professionals to firms with solo practitioners. Olmstead & Associates assists firms with implementing change and improving operational and financial performance, management, leadership, client development and marketing.

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