BRUSSELS & NEW YORK (January 21, 2016) – Kellen, a global leader in association services and communications, has announced the promotion of Hans Craen to Vice President.
Craen has over 15 years of experience in European public affairs and association management. He joined Kellen in 2003 and originally focused on environmental and energy policy issues. In his new role, he will lead European and global associations in the construction, environment and energy industries.
In recent years, Craen has focused on advisory projects positioning organizations for effective participation in European markets. These projects often require comprehensive strategic planning and counsel for navigating European and national legislative and regulatory bodies.
“Hans’ promotion is very well deserved. He has been a tremendous asset to our operations in Europe,” said Peter Rush, Chairman & CEO, adding, “We look forward to his continued contributions in growing our services and staff in the global market.”
“Hans has demonstrated superior strategic and operational leadership for our clients,” said Alfons Westgeest, Managing Partner. “He is well respected for his knowledge and insights into the European institutions.”
Before joining Kellen, Craen worked at Hitachi’s liaison office in Brussels and in the legal department of the European Ombudsman’s office in Strasbourg. He holds law degrees from the universities of Antwerp and Liège in Belgium as well as a post-graduate degree in Business Management from the Vlekho Business School.
Kellen is a global management and communications company serving more than 125 trade associations, professional societies and charitable organizations representing over 10,000 companies and 100,000 professionals worldwide. We specialize in management, communications, digital strategy, regulatory affairs, meetings and events, and consulting across a diverse range of industries. Founded in 1964 and charter-accredited through the AMC Institute, Kellen has offices in Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, New York City and Washington, D.C.
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