Seasoned sustainability and environmental expert join’s Kellen’s Washington, D.C. office
NEW YORK, NY (April 28, 2008) — Kellen Company, the premier global professional services firm and one of the world’s largest association management companies (AMCs), is pleased to announce the appointment of Allen Weidman as senior account executive in the company’s Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Weidman will oversee green issues, sustainability and other environmentally-related activities on behalf of a wide range of Kellen Company association clients, including those in the building, construction and plastics industries.
Mr. Weidman brings to Kellen more than 27 years of association experience, having worked with the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Consumer Products Safety Commission and a number of other federal and state regulatory agencies. He has developed, integrated and managed industry coalitions on federal and international environmental issues.
“Allen brings a high level of sophistication and extensive breadth of experience on green matters,” said Peter Rush, president and chief executive officer, Kellen Company. “We are very pleased to have him join the Kellen team and look forward to his many contributions on behalf of our client partners.”
Prior to joining Kellen Company, Mr. Weidman served as executive director for six different industry sector groups during his tenure at the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI), where he was responsible for developing industry positions relative to sustainability, the environmental footprint of various plastics, and was instrumental in the strategic analysis of how the emerging “green” standards would impact associations. In addition, he played an integral role in the development of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Certification Program and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers’ “Energy Standard for Buildings” and “Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality” standards.
Mr. Weidman holds a bachelor’s of science degree in Structural Design/Construction Engineering and an associate’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) and American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM).