Media & Publishing has selected the global management and communications
firm, Kellen, as its new management company. Kellen has over 200 trade
association and professional society clients.
Kellen account executive Meredith Taylor will
serve as AM&P’s executive director. Taylor has been with Kellen in its
Chicago office since 2011, where she will continue to work. AM&P headquarters
will remain in Washington, DC and has relocated to the National Press Building
on 14th Street with a new phone number: (202) 591-2457.
In addition to Taylor, the following staff
members will round out the new AM&P leadership team:
Koenig, executive oversight
Bell, general manager
AM&P will not be Taylor’s first
publishing/communications-focused association leadership position. She served
as executive director of the College Media Association, general manager of the
American Society of Journalists and Authors, and membership director for New
York Women in Communications. She also spent time working at Kellen’s Brussels,
Belgium office learning about the European association industry.
Taylor received the New York Society of
Association Executives’ New Star Award in 2013 as well as Association TRENDS Young & Aspiring Professional Award in 2016.
She received an S.I. from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public
Communications, The College of Arts & Sciences, and a B.A. in public
relations and linguistics.
love that AM&P serves a niche audience. When you serve a small universe,
it’s a great opportunity to offer specific value that a member can’t get at a
larger organization like ASAE or one of the journalism groups,” she says.
"AM&P is at the crossroads of these two groups and can offer programing and
cutting edge — but relatable — content specifically for association publishing
and communications teams.”
She also recognizes the organization’s
challenges. "We’ve got to remain relevant and make sure our content keeps
people coming back,” Taylor says. "Within that limited universe of membership
comes the importance of clearly showing our value.”
Noting that the AM&P board will develop
the strategic plan and set priorities, Taylor would like to see AM&P expand
access to potential members across the country. "If all the associations with
communications and publishing teams joined, AM&P would be a very robust
organization,” she says, adding that with Kellen’s offices in New York,
Chicago, Atlanta, Denver, and Kansas City, the potential is there for AM&P
to host more regional events like Lunch & Learns, seminars, and
Taylor and the rest of the new AM&P
management team from Kellen will be featured in an in-depth interview about
their roles and plans to serve AM&P members in an upcoming issue of Signature magazine.