P. Michael Saint, CEO of The Saint Consulting Group, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the premier international association of firms engaged in management consulting.

The Association of Management Consulting Firms has elected P. Michael Saint, chairman and CEO of The Saint Consulting Group, to the organization's Board of Directors.

Members of the AMCF Board of Directors are leaders of major international firms including IBM, PwC, FTI Consulting, Capgemini, KPMG, Tata Consultancy Services, Deloitte Consulting, Towers Watson, Ernst & Young and other preeminent consultancies.

Mike Saint is founder of The Saint Consulting Group, the world's largest and most experienced firm in the management consulting discipline of land use politics. He is co-author of the book, NIMBY Wars - The Politics of Land Use. Saint Consulting has offices in Hingham, MA, Nashville, Chicago and San Ramon, CA, and international affiliates in Toronto, Vancouver, London and Berlin.

The Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF) is the premier international association of firms engaged in the practice of consulting to management. Headquartered in New York, it represents leading management consulting firms worldwide.

Mr. Saint previously served on the AMCF board from 2009-2011. His new term begins Jan. 1. Mike has also been a trustee on the board of The Foundation for Excellence in Management Consulting. He is currently president of the Nashville Opera Association and serves on the governance committee of the Nashville District Council of the Urban Land Institute. He is a former board member of the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

AMCF serves as a resource for information on the management of a consulting practice. It provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, helping consultants to better understand developments within the profession and to capitalize on new opportunities. Its mission is to be the collective voice and promote knowledge exchange and professional standards for the community of management consulting firms from around the world. It does this by helping members strengthen their senior management teams through value-driven programs, research and communications. The association also promotes a better understanding of the profession among the business community, government, academia and the public.

A principal objective of AMCF is to develop and enforce rigorous membership requirements. Members pledge to uphold a strict Code of Ethics in order to maintain the highest standards of professional practice. Membership in AMCF is a recognized mark of experience, stability, competence and integrity, and is limited to those firms that meet established minimum size requirements and that have been in operation for at least five years. Membership is attained by firms that meet the highest standards of professional practice, based on the recommendation and endorsement of both peers and clients.

As experts in the politics of land use, The Saint Consulting Group designs and deploys comprehensive market-wide solutions for clients with large commercial real estate holdings to protect and grow their portfolios. Among its specialties is getting citizens to participate in the public approval process for controversial land use projects.