Association Management | Communications | Meetings & Events
Before joining Kellen in 2016, Sonya was Group Vice President, Human Resources at SunTrust Bank in Atlanta for its Consumer and Private Wealth Management Segment. Sonya has extensive experience in aligning human capital strategy with business strategy. Her background includes employee labor relations and communications, change management, organizational development and design, among other areas.
In the past, she has also served as Manager of Human Resources at Olympus Corporation of the Americas in Center Valley, PA where she partnered with Business Executives in support of the Medical Systems Group’s Financial Services, IT, Supply Chain and Operations groups. Prior to that served as the Head of Global Quality and Training for kgb, Inc. (formerly INFONXX) headquartered in New York where she was responsible for oversight of kgb’s Global Quality and Training Departments for retail and wholesale brands and support of numerous start-up initiatives.
Jeannie Milewski is the executive director of the Association for Dressings and Sauces (ADS), a 160-member international trade association. She focuses on strategic direction, executive committee and board support, organizational leadership, priorities management, quality assurance and directing the general operations of the association. Additionally, Jeannie serves as executive director for The Vinegar Institute and leads the Fruit Spread Section and Concord Grape Section of the Juice Products Association.
She has more than 17 years of association management experience and has worked for several Kellen clients in the food industry. Prior to joining Kellen in 1995, Jeanie was involved in the foodservice sector with responsibilities including research and development, specifications and training.
Jeanie holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Science and a Master’s in food Science from the University of Tennessee.
Doug Johnson directs Kellen’s IT department, responsible for supporting and maintaining the company’s network infrastructure including a wide area MPLS network. Doug and his team are responsible for internal web servers and communications infrastructure based on Cisco VOIP products, in addition to the company’s association management software systems and databases.
Doug has more than 20 years of systems experience and expertise, with extensive knowledge of all major software applications, operating systems, networking hardware, communication systems, and association management software systems. He is a certified network engineer and has received extensive training from leading manufacturers such as Microsoft and Cisco along with AMS software vendors such as TMA Resources.
Doug holds a bachelor’s degree in Management Science from Bridgewater State College.
Travis is responsible for Kellen’s increased engagement with 501c3 organizations and the ongoing support to cause-based groups through operational efficiencies provided by Kellen. Travis has provided strategic development and implementation plans for the Copper Development Association, the Cruise Line International Association, the Window Covering Safety Council, the Interior Design Educators Council and the American Society of Journalists and Authors.
He has established dozens of unique marketing and media programs, leveraging demographics and behavioral history to create value and enhance the user experience. A graduate of The George Washington University, Travis is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), New York Society of Association Executives (NYSAE) and Green Spaces.