Our Client Partners

Our most important partners are our clients; both the board members who govern and the members who participate and volunteer. We have amazing longevity with our Client Partners, one for over 25 years. Our proven dedication to quality relationships with our association leaders is the basis for success. We understand your expectations; we provide guidance and support; and we flawlessly implement the vision and projects we develop together. If you choose to become an Amber partner, you will be in impressive company, where a guaranteed commitment to your organization will always be our first priority.

American Wire Producers Association (AWPA)

The AWPA is the leading voice of the ferrous wire and wire products industry in North America. AWPA members include wire producers located in the United States, Canada and Mexico, manufacturers and distributors of wire rod, and suppliers of machinery, dies, and equipment to the wire industry.

Amber’s managing partner, Kimberly Korbel, has represented AWPA since 1984.


To provide an educational, interactive industry forum and lobby that supports and promotes the global competitiveness, and acts in the best interests, of the North American wire producers.

Sample Conference Brochures (PDFs)

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Wire Rope Technical Board (WRTB)

WRTB is an association of companies that account for more than 90% of the wire rope produced in the United States. Engineers representing the member companies assist in the establishment of acceptable technical standards for wire rope; further the use of wire rope through technical research and dissemination of engineering information; cooperate with officials of governmental agencies in programs considered essential to the national welfare or otherwise; advance and promote plant engineering knowledge and information particular to and relating to the wire rope industry; and in general promote the common interests of the wire rope industry.

Amber Association Partners has represented WRTB since 1998.

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Other Clients

Amber has also provided strategic planning, events management and/or project management for the following organizations:

  • National Association of Chain Manufacturers
  • National Space Club
  • SteelOrbis
  • Work/Life Certificate Program of Boston College
  • Women in Aerospace

In her distinguished career, Kimberly Korbel has served as the Executive Director of many associations in varying industries and professions, sharing expertise, and providing support and guidance. These include:

  • Association of Women in the Metal Industries
  • Commercial Refrigerators Manufacturers Association
  • Federally Employed Women
  • HEARTH Education Foundation
  • International Association of Airport Duty Free Stores
  • National Academies of Practice
  • National Association of Corporate Treasurers
  • National Investment Sponsor Federation
  • Paralysis Society of America
  • Women in Government Relations

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