NEW YORK, NY (October 17, 2011) — Kellen Company, a leading global professional services firm, has acquired Chicago-based association management firm Landon Farrey & Associates (LF&A) and Innovative Technology Conferences Inc. LF&A office will become Kellen’s fourth domestic office and provide a significant presence in the Chicago market. It will enhance Kellen Company’s offerings in education, certification and events management as well as provide a platform for associations in the Midwest. LF&A will begin operating under the Kellen Company name and branding immediately, integrating all operational and personnel systems.
“LF&A is one of the most well respected management firms in the industry today,” said Peter Rush, Kellen Company chairman and chief executive officer. “We are very pleased to welcome the LF&A professionals into the Kellen Company. Their talent and experience will further strengthen our management depth and broaden our client base nationally and internationally.”
LF&A boasts a broad depth of association management and meeting planning experience with key clients including the Institute of Packaging Professionals, Business Marketing Association, National Association of Container Distributors, Chicago Advertising Federation, National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers and Brazil Trade Shows, among others. LF&A’s existing client base will continue to be managed out of the Chicago office with support from Kellen Company’s domestic and international offices and service divisions, including Kellen Communications, Kellen Digital and Kellen Meetings.
“Landon Farrey & Associates and Kellen Company share the same commitment to excellence on behalf of our clients,” said LF&A founding partner Patrick Farrey. “We look forward to providing enhanced services for associations and other organizations across the globe through our combined depth of expertise, industry knowledge and management experience.”