Dr. Datta G. Wagle, 2011 AUA President, presents Frank with the Presidential Citation Award. Dr. Datta G. Wagle (right), 2011 American Urological Association President, presents Frank with an AUA Presidential Citation Award for his many years of service to the AUA and Western Section AUA.

Chris DeSantis (left), Dr. Sushil Lacey, 2012 AUA President), and Jeannie DeSantis at meeting in Vancouver, B.C. Chris DeSantis (left), Dr. Sushil Lacey, (2012 AUA President), and Jeannie DeSantis at meeting in Vancouver, B.C.

DMG Headquarters located in Santa Ana, Ca. DMG Headquarters located in Santa Ana, Ca.


Founded in 1965 by Frank J. DeSantis, CAE, DeSantis Management Group (DMG) is an association management company and professional meeting planning provider which serves clients primarily within the health care arena. We are located in the City of Santa Ana, California, situated approximately 5 miles north of John Wayne Airport. Our roots go back to Frank's years as the president of the Research Education Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA. There he established a reputation for his exemplary leadership and skills in organizational management.

Over the years, DMG has built a reputation for quality, integrity, professionalism, and innovation. This distinction has been demonstrated through our uncommon loyalty and commitment to the progress of our client organizations and their on-going success.

We are known in the health care industry and among urological organizations for our entrepreneurial style of management, hands-on approach in leading client initiatives and programs, and leadership development. We place a high value on the relationships and trust we have earned. As stewards,  we are in a unique and privileged position to enable an environment that fosters relationship building and collegiality among volunteers, members, industry and the community at large.

We own our office building where we have been doing business since 1995. We value the security and confidentiality of our clients’ records and take every measure to ensure that they are protected. We carry our own business insurance and business license in the City of Santa Ana. All of our employees are required to maintain high professional and personal standards of association management. Professional affiliations include the America Society of Association Executives and the California Society of Association Executives.


  • Christopher DeSantis. 1996 MBA Chapman University. 30 years association management
  • Jeannie DeSantis. 1994 MBA Chapman University. 25 years association management

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