The New York Society of Association Executives (NYSAE) has formalized a partnership with Kellen, a leading global association management company, to deliver on its mission to advance and serve association and not-for-profit management. The partnership marks the first change in NYSAE’s operations in more than 40 years, and comes amid the association’s centennial celebration representing 100 years serving these communities.
“NYSAE selected Kellen not only for the firm’s resources and world-class reputation in association management, but also its significant focus on driving change and growth through member engagement, community and partnerships,” commented NYSAE Chairman Gerard M. Thiers, CAE, Executive Director, ASAH.
Kellen’s management of the organization, which takes effect July 2019, will include strategic advisory services, financial governance and execution of the organization’s programs in support of its board of directors. One of the largest association management companies in the world, Kellen’s global network and international perspective are well suited to meet the needs of professionals in one of the world’s industry capitals.
Holly Koenig, senior vice president at Kellen will serve as NYSAE’s president. Koenig has long been involved with the organization as a member, having previously served on the NYSAE board of directors, as chair of multiple committees, and awarded numerous professional honors by the organization.
“NYSAE members represent a ‘who’s who’ of influence in driving the New York City area’s status as a global trade capital and travel destination,” said Koenig. “Many of the executives involved with the organization work daily to drive forward progress for entire international industries. Kellen’s global network is well aligned to serve NYSAE in supporting the board of directors’ vision for elevating and executing the society’s mission.”
NYSAE will operate from Kellen’s midtown Manhattan office beginning July 1, 2019. The association’s programs, events and member relationships will continue uninterrupted through the management transition period.