Association Management | Communications | Meetings & Events
Healthcare & Science
Greg Schultz has been the driving force behind innovative and successful strategies and programs for association growth for more than 30 years. With Kellen, Greg creates invested, results-driven client teams, providing Kellen vision and strategies for growth to Kellen clients and staff teams, and market analysis and business development.
Greg began his career in 1984 as a writer and editor for trade journals with an association management company. In 1991 he and John Waxman bought the firm and renamed it The Sherwood Group. The Sherwood Group merged with Kellen in 2015.
Greg has served as the chief staff executive for a number of organizations, including founding executive director and marketing strategist for the International Society for Stem Cell Research, setting a course for the organization’s growth from a startup to the international focal point for the field.
Greg is Chair-Elect for the Association Management Company Institute (AMCI). He has chaired several AMCI committees, including Market Expansion and Membership Development. He has served as a board member on the American Society of Association Executives’ Association Management Section Council.
David Stumph currently serves as executive director of the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors as well as the Council of Science Editors. As CEO of these groups, he focuses on strategic direction, executive committee and board support, organizational leadership, priorities management, quality assurance and directing the general operations of the organizations.
Additionally, David serves as executive director for the American Association for the History of Nursing and the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.
David has more than 35 years of association management experience. Prior to joining Kellen, he served as president of the Resource Center for Associations in Colorado and as a sole proprietor, part owner, and vice president of three separate association management companies in Chicago. David has been recognized by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services for his guidance in shaping the “Gold Standards of Excellence” in the ambulance industry.
Kismet Saglam, MS Ed. director of education with Kellen since May 2008, has led the growth of client education programs for professional societies and associations. Kismet manages accreditation programs in Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Education (CE) for healthcare and science research-based associations, and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) for business and technology organizations.
In addition, Kismet creates multi-faceted distance education programs that include live and recorded webinars, live webcasting, maintenance of certification programs, certification programs, and other educational opportunities. Her team works strategically with volunteer education committees to effectively utilize content matter experts as well as to align education goals to membership and overall organizational strategic goals. Her team works closely with Kellen’s marketing/communications, IS, and client teams for project implementation and ongoing program maintenance. She serves on the management team at Kellen/Chicago.
Kismet earned a Master of Science in Education from Shenandoah University in Virginia, as well as a BA in political science from Roosevelt University in Chicago. Kismet led a team of facilitators to implement a program to deliver the ASAE Certificate in Association Management Program in the Chicago area.
Liz Freyn is a member of Kellen’s management team with more than 37 years of experience in the meetings industry, specializing in international meetings for the medical and research industries. Liz heads up the meetings and expositions operations in the Chicago Kellen office and guides a team of more than 15 meeting specialists.
In addition, Liz currently serves as the conference director for the American Society of Pediatric Surgeons; Society of Pediatric Pathology; American Society of Dermatopathology and the International Ombudsman Association.
Liz earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Indiana University School of Business with a major in marketing and a minor in management. In 2014, she earned a Certificate in Association Management through the American Society of Association Executives.
Liz is a member of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events, Professional Convention Management Association and Greater Midwest Chapter-Professional Convention Management Association, where she has served on the various committees. Liz currently serves on the association customer advisory board of Marriott and previously served on the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau and Tourisme-Montreal.
Vicki Loise has been with Kellen since 2005. In this role she identifies proactive approaches and programs for clients, facilitates client business review process and participates in new product development. Prior to this, Vicki served as the executive director for the Association of University Technology Managers for nine years raising awareness of the association and the profession and maintaining appropriate governance for the organization.
Vicki began her career as a meeting planner for the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. She moved to the National PTA in 1993, generating over $1 million in non-dues revenue in her first year. She has initiated and managed relationships with Fortune 500 companies that produced both corporate sponsorships and grant funding.
Vicki is a member of ASAE. She received her Certified Meeting Professional designation in 1995 and Certified Association Executive designation in 2005. A graduate of Central Michigan University, Vicki has a bachelor’s degree in interpersonal and public communications.