Young Professional Society CEO Lunch

Hallmark Hosts Young Professional Society CEO Lunch
Submitted by Michelle Abdow – The Hartford Courant “Biz Buzz” – July 30, 2008

The Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield (YPS) will host a CEO luncheon, open to area professionals interested in hearing about the professional experiences of local CEOs, Sept. 5 at 12 p.m. The featured CEO and speaker for the event is Keith Kennedy, general manager of Hallmark Cards, Inc., Enfield Distribution Center. The luncheon will take place at Hallmark Cards, Inc., 25 Bacon Road in Enfield.

Kennedy is responsible for the distribution of more than $1.5 billion of products to Hallmark Cards’ retail partners across the east coast and as far west as Ohio and parts south.

Keith Kennedy started his career at Hallmark Cards, Inc. in 1992 as a career development staff assistant, and a has held positions of increasing responsibility to include roles in graphic arts, manufacturing, human resources & corporate diversity, and information technology. In February 2008, Keith concluded a 28-year distinguished career in the U.S. Air Force and Air Force Reserve, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel and most recently the commander of the 439th Communication Squadron, Westover AFB, MA. Keith has an Associates of Applied Science degree in electronic systems technology, Bachelors of Science in Mathematics, and Masters of Science in applied statistic and operations research. He is a member of the Enfield Rotary Club, Northern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, and Reserve Officer Association. He is on the board of directors of New Horizons of Northern Connecticut, and a past board member of numerous other not for profit organizations. He is married and a proud father of four.

Space for the CEO luncheon is limited. YPS members interested in joining in the conversation are encouraged to sign up online through

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