NEW YORK, NY (March 26, 2009) — Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA) announced today that it has selected Kellen Company for full-service association management. Kellen Company is a global professional services firm with operations in New York City, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Tucson, Brussels and Beijing.
Founded in 1952, MGFA is the only national organization dedicated solely to the fight against the debilitating disease, myasthenia gravis. MGFA’s mission is to find a cure for myasthenia gravis and closely related disorders, to improve treatment options and provide information and support to people with myasthenia gravis through research, education, community programs and advocacy.
“We are confident that in selecting Kellen as our management company, that we have identified a strategic partner capable of helping us fulfill our mission. Kellen’s seasoned management team has the depth and breadth of skills necessary to meet the changing and challenging environment in which MGFA operates,” said Sam Schulhof, chair, Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America.
“Kellen is committed to providing MGFA with access to the highest quality professional services to ensure that MGFA accomplishes its long term goals,” said Peter Rush, chairman and chief executive officer, Kellen Company.
Effective January 1, 2009, MGFA will be headquartered in New York City. Tor Holton will serve MGFA as chief executive.
For more information about MGFA, please visit http://www.myasthenia.org/.
For more information about Kellen Company, please visit www.kellencompany.com.