WASHINGTON, DC (February 17, 2009) — The board of directors of the Environmental Markets Association (EMA) announced today that it has selected Kellen Company for full-service association management. Kellen Company is a global professional services firm with operations in Washington, D.C., New York City, Atlanta, Tucson, Brussels and Beijing.
EMA is the premier trade association for environmental industry professionals who are active or interested in market-based solutions to combat pollution and create a sustainable environment. EMA’s members are the most knowledgeable and experienced individuals who are making environmental markets work, including emissions brokers, traders, consultants, academics, non-government organizations, utilities, government agencies and the founders of emissions trading.
“We are pleased to have Kellen Company’s unrivalled expertise in sustainable energy industries, worldwide outreach and knowledgeable staff to guide our organization to even greater success,” said EMA chairman, Thaddeus J. Huetteman, president, Power & Energy Analytic Resources, (PEAR) Inc. “Kellen Company is widely regarded as an industry leader in association management and we are confident that we have engaged a strategic partner that aligns well with our mission.”
Effective February 1, 2009, EMA will be headquartered in Washington, D.C.. Lauren LeMunyan will continue to serve EMA as executive director.
Kellen Company will manage all aspects of EMA, including membership services, financial services, strategic planning, education, government affairs, communications and events management, and provide EMA with seasoned management and staff depth, including senior executive management experienced in leading and growing associations.
EMA will leverage Kellen’s proven membership recruitment and retention strategies to continue to enhance the EMA-member experience and benefits, reinforcing the association’s industry leadership. EMA will also tap Kellen’s extensive global services and capabilities to maximize opportunities for membership development and growth worldwide.
“Kellen Company has over 45 years of experience, specializing in association management,” said Peter Rush, chairman and chief executive officer, Kellen Company. “We look forward to applying our extensive experience of the environmental and energy industries as well as best practices in association management, to assist EMA in accomplishing its goals for the continued progress of combating pollution and creating a sustainable environment.”