BRUSSELS (April 23, 2008) — Kellen Company, a premier global professional services firm and one of the world’s largest association management companies, has promoted Maria Teresa Scardigli from senior manager to Vice President. Mrs. Scardigli is based in the Brussels Office of Kellen Europe.
She has over 10 years experience in association management with particular expertise in governance, strategic planning and government affairs. Mrs. Scardigli has extensive knowledge of issues related to transport and security, environment, consumers, food, chemical, equipment rental, facility management, customs and trade.
“Maria Teresa has contributed significantly to Kellen’s growth in Europe and her commitment has been praised by the clients she is serving”, said Alfons Westgeest, Group Vice-President, and Managing Partner of Kellen Europe. “We congratulate her on this promotion and her successful career in our global company”.
Mrs. Scardigli joined Kellen Europe in 2000 and acts as Executive Director for a number of European and global associations. She is also Sales Coordinator of Kellen Europe and is constantly involved in strategic advice projects with clients, which include the facilitation of strategic planning sessions, the legal and governance support to associations establishing themselves in Brussels, the membership outreach as well as the design and implementation of the Action Plan for associations.
Prior to joining Kellen Europe, Maria Teresa worked for a British consulting firm, where her responsibilities included coordinating of lobbying programs and advising clients on European affairs. Before this, she worked as a trainee at both the European Parliament’s Directorate General for Research, and the European Commission’s Directorate General for Transport.
Maria Teresa holds a Law Degree from the University of Rome, Italy and a Master Degree in European and Community Law from the European University Center of the University of Nancy in France.