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Pivot Management Professionals to Manage Home Builders Association of Illinois

Pivot Management Professionals (Pivot), an association management company located in Springfield, IL has been retained to manage the day-to-day operations of the Home Builders Association of Illinois (HBAI). Pivot COO Sara E. Decatoire, CAE, IOM will serve as HBAI’s Executive Officer.

In addition, Pivot has named staff member Sabrina Von Lanken to the role of Associate Director. Ms. Von Lanken will provide financial management, website development and administration, social media engagement, board and volunteer support, event management, and membership services to Pivot clients. Ms. Von Lanken is a

former Springfield small business owner and manager of local restaurants.

Pivot has also announced the addition of Jackson Knope to its staff as an Account Coordinator. A Murphysboro native, Mr. Knope attended the University of Illinois Springfield and graduated cum laude with two separate bachelor’s degrees in Communication and Political Science, respectively. Mr. Knope distinguished himself by

earning two additional honors during his Undergraduate career and served as the President of his local Key Club International while in High School. Mr. Knope is also creator and host of the “Pursuit of Happiness with Jackson Knope” podcast.

Pivot Management Professionals was founded in 2006 by Sandra J. Wulf, CAE, IOM to provide management to the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (now, the Illinois Defense Counsel). Ms. Wulf and Ms. Decatoire partnered in 2018 and now provide association management services to the Home Builders Association of

Illinois (; Illinois Defense Counsel (; NAIFA-Illinois (; Professional Liability Defense Federation (; and provide limited management services to Cole’s Camp ( and the Illinois Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (

Springfield natives, Ms. Decatoire and Ms. Wulf are association executives who have both earned the CAE designation - the highest certification for association executives - and are graduates of the Institute for Organization Management at Notre Dame University, where they earned the distinguished IOM designation. Ms. Decatoire is a graduate of Sangamon State University and Springfield College in Illinois. Ms. Wulf is a graduate of

Illinois State University and Springfield College in Illinois.

For more information, contact:

Sara Decatoire, CAE, IOM (


Sandra J. Wulf, CAE, IOM (

Pivot Management Professionals, 309-787-2196


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