Association Management | Communications | Meetings & Events
Greg joined Kellen in February 2015 as the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis. Prior to joining Kellen, Greg spent fifteen years in the public accounting industry. As a consultant and auditor, Greg focused his efforts on serving nonprofit organizations and has a deep knowledge of internal controls, accounting, finance and operations.
Greg earned a B.A. with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Phoenix and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1999. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Alfons Westgeest leads Kellen’s global development and operations, from our offices in Brussels, Belgium and Beijing, China. He is also responsible for Kellen’s strategic affiliates in Asia, Middle East and South America.
Alfons is involved in client board and member meetings, strategic planning and government affairs. He is a member of the Kellen’s Executive Committee and is responsible for preparing and implementing the company’s global expansion. He has expertise in various sectors including automotive, engineering, electronics, food, health care, construction, and financial services.
Alfons leads a team of 30 European professionals from 13 nationalities who advise, manage and represent European and U.S. based associations in various industries. He is also responsible for Kellen’s Beijing office, which has recently expanded to serve multiple international associations in China.
A graduate of Leyden University in the Netherlands, he holds a Master degree in Commercial and European law and was previously a partner at EY. Alfons is a former Board member of ASAE (American Society of Association Executives) and ASAE Fellow since 2006. He represents Kellen at Chambers of Commerce in Europe and Asia and received the 2011 ‘Outstanding Contribution to EU Public Affairs’ award.
Michael has more than 25 years of experience in accounting, finance, strategic planning, business development, and operations including shared service centers and information technology. He is responsible for ensuring an efficient and effective infrastructure, directing all information technology, administrative operations, risk management and financial planning and analysis activities for Kellen and its clients.
Michael manages the company’s accounting, information technology and operations departments. He has extensive senior executive experience in the professional services and consumer products industries, as well as with a “Big 4” CPA firm, Deloitte & Touche, where he passed New York’s CPA exam. Michael holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Emory University and a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Finance from Wilkes University.
Richard E. Cristol has over 30 years of association management experience with particular emphasis on governance, strategic planning, government affairs, public relations, meetings management and international and domestic marketing. He has served as CEO for ten associations and is a member of Kellen’s Board of Directors.
In addition to corporate duties, he is responsible for all of Kellen North America’s association management business. Richard engages in a variety of activities on behalf of client associations, including legislative and regulatory representation, management of industry research and promotion programs, and international liaison.
Richard graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing and also has an MBA from the University of Georgia. He is a past President of the Association Management Company Institute and a former member of their Board of Directors. He is also a member of the American Society of Association Executives.