ATLANTA, GA (January 8, 2015) – Kellen Company, the global leader in association management and communications, has acquired The Sherwood Group, Inc., a Chicago-based association management firm specializing in health, science, technology and business fields. This combination creates a new company with a broader suite of services, more expertise and expanded reach to innovate and meet the complex and rapidly evolving needs of associations.
“We’re excited to add The Sherwood Group’s unique strengths to Kellen’s well-established expertise in a number of different and complementary fields,” said Peter Rush, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kellen Company. “Kellen’s range of services and international capabilities will benefit the associations managed by the Sherwood Group. We are excited about the wealth of talent and professionalism this combination brings to Kellen. It is a great opportunity for us all.”
As part of Kellen Company, Sherwood continues to provide services to its full client roster, which includes more than 20 national and international associations, professional societies and foundations. The Sherwood team joins the Kellen Company’s existing Chicago office, creating a significant presence in the market. In addition to Chicago, Kellen has offices in Atlanta, Denver, New York and Washington, D.C., as well as in Brussels and Beijing.
Sherwood Principals John Waxman and Greg Schultz have been named Kellen Company Group Vice Presidents, and Liz Freyn has been named Vice President of Meetings.
“Our team looks forward to being a part of a global company and to offering clients an expanded range of services now available under one roof,” Waxman, said. “Kellen’s leadership in the industry, combined with Sherwood’s expertise in health, science and technology fields, make for a perfect match.”
“Twenty-five years ago, we pursued our vision of building an organization with a kind spirit, razor-sharp thinking and the capacity to generate excitement and deliver results,” Schultz said. “Now, we have the opportunity to carry that vision forward as a global company that is owned by its employees. That’s exactly where we want to be: leading our industry.”
About Kellen Company
Kellen Company is the global leader in association management, conference planning, communications, regulatory and public affairs, serving more than 100 trade associations, professional societies and charitable organizations, and, representing over 10,000 companies and 100,000 professionals worldwide. The company’s Kellen Communications group also provides a full range of marketing communications, public relations and digital media services to corporate clients. Kellen Company maintains seven offices worldwide, located in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, New York City, Washington D.C., Brussels and Beijing. For more information, visit www.kellencompany.com.