Affiliated Distributors (Wayne, PA): Kristen Abbas is now VP, AD Network Community and will be responsible for managing and expanding AD’s meeting and network ecosystem, including additional opportunities for peer-to-peer engagement opportunities for AD members. She will report to Marty McLaughlin, Chief Marketing Officer.
Abbas has extensive experience in networking development, executive community programming and relationship building. She joins AD from Vistage Worldwide, a peer mentoring membership organization for CEOs, business owners and executives where she most recently served as director of event content She also previously worked at the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), a worldwide leadership community of chief executives.
Bill Weisberg, AD’s chairman and CEO, said in the press release, “There’s a tremendous wealth of knowledge and experience within the AD membership community of independents. One of AD’s most enjoyable and privileged roles is to facilitate the sharing of that knowledge. We are thrilled to have Kristen joining the AD team to help us do even more of that.”