NEW YORK, NY (June 9, 2005) — The Board of Directors of the National Society for Healthcare Foodservice Management (HFM) announced today that it has selected Kellen Company as its full-service management company. As a result, HFM will relocate its headquarters from Washington, D.C., to Kellen Company’s offices in New York City.
Founded in 1988, HFM is the only professional society dedicated to senior independent non-contract healthcare foodservice management professionals and their suppliers.
“We have more than four decades of experience working closely with food-related organizations,” said Robert C. Gelardi, Kellen Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to applying Kellen Company’s unique understanding of the food industry and our well-established best practices in association management to assist HFM in accomplishing its goals now and in the future for the betterment of healthcare foodservice.”
Carolynn R. Jennings, a Kellen Account Executive with more than 25 years experience in association management, will serve HFM as Executive Director. Holly J. Koenig, Vice President of Kellen Company, has been named HFM’s Executive Vice President.
“I am pleased to announce this management change and what it represents for the future of our organization,” said HFM president, Patti Dollarhide, RD, Director of Nutritional Services, Via Christi Regional Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas.”
“HFM chose Kellen Company because of its staff resources and vast experience in association management and marketing communications,” said HFM past-president Lynne Ometer, MS, MHA, RD, who chaired HFM’s Selection Committee. “We were looking for a professional association management company who can do it all — and at the same time take us to the next level.”
For more information about the National Society of Healthcare Foodservice Management, log on to www.hfm.org or call 212.297.2166. For more information about Kellen Company, visit www.kellencompany.com or call 212.297.2122.