Who We Are


Clients select, and more importantly remain with Maher Group, LLC because of our ability to consistently exceed expectations for association management and speakear connector services.  Through strategic alliances, we can deliver a wide range of expertise to enhance growth and sustain success for your association, or your speaking career.

Maher Group, LLC’s culture fosters excellence and expertise as a guiding philosophy by putting clients first, exceeding expectations and building long-term client relationships.

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Thoughts are things! And powerful things at that, when mixed with definiteness of purpose, and burning desire, can be translated into riches.

Maher Group, LLC assists organizations in leveraging their assets to drive membership growth and build sustained competitiveness.

Maher Group, LLC provides each client with a dedicated executive director and staff empowered to provide a customized, cost-effective solution to meet your group or trade association goals.


Association Management

Maher Group, LLC understands the value of providing specialized services to help associations reduce costs, improve efficiencies, and maximize volunteer time.
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Speaker Connector

Maher Group, LLC helps speakers expand heir business by guiding them to rethink and revise their marketing efforts to differentiate and present themselves with power in a today’s competitive environment.
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Convention & Tradeshow Management

Whether in person, virtual or hybrid, we will work with you to make sure your next convention and tradeshow meets your goals, and exceeds attendee expectations!
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Lori Maher McCombs

Lori Maher McCombs was born in Chillicothe, Missouri and attended Southwest High School.  Upon graduation, Lori attended college at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Following college, Lori pursued a career in the medical field.  In 1999, Maher Group, LLC was founded to assist non-profit organizations with management and convention planning. Her first client was the Johnson County Bar Association, followed by the Human Resource Management Association of Greater Kansas City (now SHRM-KC).

In addition to being a successful business owner, Lori is a dedicated and passionate volunteer leader.  Lori served as Secretary/Treasurer for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Area IV Board in 2000 and 2001; served as President of the Rotary Club of  Johnson County in 2005-2006; and served as Founding President of the Rotary Club of Western Johnson County 2010-2011. Lori is a current member of the American Heart Association’s Circle of Red. 

In her spare time, Lori enjoys traveling with her husband Bill, enjoying their vacation home at Lake of the Ozarks, and being with her French bulldog canine companions, Mayson and Annie.

Years of Business
Professional Members Served
Highly Successful Conventions/Tradeshows Delivered

Recent & Upcoming Events


Fundamentals of Estate Planning

October 26, 2023
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SHRM-KC Annual Conference

November 2, 2023
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Intermediate Estate Planning

January 29, 2024
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Kansas City Estate Planning Symposium

April 25-26, 2024
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Illinois SHRM State Conference

April 30 – May 2, 2024

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Tri-State SHRM Conference

May 14-15 2024
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SHRM Missouri State Conference

August 6-9, 2024
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HR Nebraska State Conference

August 21-23, 2024
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Contact US

Lori Maher McCombs, Owner

(816) 832-7815


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What Others Say


Kelly A. Bosak, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Director of HR

As a Past ATD President and fellow Rotarian to Lori Maher I have first-hand experience with the high caliber of service Lori provides to her customers.  Lori is a consummate professional and is ready to strategize long term vision for your organization, plan a conference, provide financial reports, discuss membership, board appointments or whatever it takes to ensure your organization is successful on every front.   Her knowledge level about managing associations is off the charts and she has your best interest in mind when working with your association.  I would work on a board with Lori again in a heartbeat!

Marilyn Sherman, CSP, CPAE

Motivational Keynote Speaker/Author, Top Female Motivational Speaker known for dynamic, content-rich leadership keynotes

Lori Maher is a consummate professional. She is smart, dedicated, detail-oriented with a big-picture focus. She knows how to organize and produce amazing conferences and does so with such ease. I know how much work goes into organizing events, and Lori gets the work done and handles the stress around events with grace!

Heidi Hartman, Certified Executive Coach

Speaker | Leadership Coach | Culture Expert

I’ve had the honor of working with Lori both as a speaker at a large conference, and as an HR leader from behind the scenes at a different conference. She made the process on both ends so much better and seamless. There are so many details and balls to keep in the air Lori did a beautiful job and ensured everyone was taken care of.

Shasta Nelson

Expert on friendship & healthy relationships, keynote speaker, author of several books, and media resource

Lori organized the HR Nebraska State Conference where I was a keynote speaker and I was BEYOND impressed with her organizing/facilitating skills. She not only planned an amazing in-person conference, but then pivoted with courage, graciousness, and professionalism when the conference had to turn virtual. She did an excellent job casting vision, communicating, following-through, and making sure everyone had everything they needed to do their portion well. I loved working with her and would collaborate with her on anything, anytime!

Mike Spinale

Business-Focused People & Culture Leader

Hiring Lori was one of the best decisions we ever made! You’ve helped us take the Tri-State Conference up a notch and have artfully captained the ship that took us through the tumultuous waters of having to navigate not one, but two conferences (for us) through the pandemic waters. Thank you thank you thank you Lori!

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Reach out today and learn how Maher Group, LLC can make your next event a huge success!


705B SE Melody Lane, #311
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

Business Hours

Mon – Fri …… 9 am – 5 pm
Sat & Sun …… Closed


(816) 832-7815