SEATTLE, WA, October 9, 2020 — SBI Association Management (SBI), a Seattle-based association management company (AMC), is pleased to announce Felicia Kenan as its newest Association Executive.
Kenan is an accomplished Association Executive with more than seventeen years of association experience, working for associations in both the stand-alone and AMC models. She has earned a Master’s in Public Administration, and is a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP). Additionally, Kenan is working towards her Certified Account Executive (CAE) credential, placing her among an exclusive group of first-class association executive professionals.
Kenan joins SBI following her role as Director of Education at the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians, where she managed their Continuing Medical Education (CME) program, including maintaining accreditation for the organization. Her most notable accomplishments during her tenure there include securing over $100K in education grants, and launching a new practice transformation education initiative.
The association clients Kenan has worked with in the past include physicians, anesthesiologists, and educators, among others. At SBI, she will be the Executive Director for The American Academy of Oral Medicine (AAOM), the American Board of Oral Medicine (ABOM), and the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society (PCRS). AAOM is the membership organization representing the discipline of Oral Medicine, whose membership provides care to thousands of our nation’s youth and adults whose underlying medical condition affects oral health and the delivery of dental care. AAOM is a sponsor of ABOM, which is responsible for examining and certifying candidates who have received approved postdoctoral training. Requirements correspond to those of national specialty boards. PCRS is a multidisciplinary medical specialty society providing CME to physicians and allied healthcare professionals and offers the highest quality CME designed and presented by thought leaders in reproductive medicine.
“After a thorough national search, our team concluded Felicia is the best candidate for SBI,” said Marlis Korber, CEO and President of SBI. “Her extensive background and leadership experience will serve SBI and our clients well. We feel fortunate to have found someone with the exact expertise she will bring to our organizations.”
“With over seventeen years of experience serving in the non-profit sector, I am invested in the promotion of missions and visions,” said Kenan. “My tenure as Executive Director of medical societies and certification boards has equipped me with the needed skill set to strategically support SBI’s clients. Serving thirteen years at an earlier association management company has prepared me to handle the constant evolving nature of managing multiple associations. I look forward to bringing my commitment to excellence and leadership, coupled with an attention to detail, to SBI as we embark on this journey of providing exceptional client services.”
Kenan will be joining the team remotely from Georgia on October 12, 2020, becoming the fourth full-time remote employee at SBI.
As the largest association management company (AMC) in the Pacific Northwest, SBI Association Management is known for providing innovative technology solutions, marketing, event management, financial and executive services to manage and grow member-based professional societies and associations. For more than 30 years, SBI has provided strategic counsel and managed the day-to-day of its client organizations so their members can thrive.