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Deb Ryan
Executive Director

Deb has over 25 years of marketing, association and meeting management experience. She serves as an Executive Director for Associations and reports directly to leadership. Under her guidance, the Celtic team facilitates all aspects of the association, reporting back to the board of directors on a regular basis to communicate progress and ensure that goals are met.

Marlene Byrne
CEO

Marlene founded Celtic in 1992 and is an integral part of strategic planning for clients. Her business experience brings new ideas during annual strategic planning, helping associations uncover new ideas from revenue opportunities to membership benefits, keeping the association relevant for retention.

Stacey Nussbaum
Meeting Planner

Stacey has over 15 years of association management and meeting planning expertise. She works with conference leadership to provide a seamless attendance experience. She organizes details from hotel logistics, membership communications and continuing education accreditation to onsite food and beverage, audio visual and guest speaker requests.

Denise Illing, CPA
Accounting & Finance

Denise, a CPA, brings over 30 years of accounting experience to Celtic’s Associations.  She manages the day-to-day finances and all accounting functions to ensure that timely and accurate financial reports are presented to the board of directors.

Heather Browne
Account Executive

Heather is a collaborative thought partner with a passion for our association clients and a drive for results. She manages program development, membership engagement and serves as the committee liaison.  She assists day to day with associations, meeting planning and dues collection.

Robin Doubek
Member Services

Robin is the first smiling face that most of your members, potential members, and other contacts will speak with when calling the office. She manages member requests and assists with conference management and member applications.

Jeremy Hogan
Social Media Services

Creating dialog and stories, the social media team can generate interest from new members and work to connect members through social channels, keeping content current and engaging.  

Blair Ciecko
Communications & PR 

Creating dialog and stories, the social media team can generate interest from new members and work to connect members through social channels, keeping content current and engaging.  

Kurt Maloy
Creative Director

Celtic has an in-house creative team providing design and creative services on projects for associations from conference brochures to branding, their ideas are executed to maximize communication with members.

Danielle Vitogiannes
Digital

The digital team will manage initiatives and deliverables to ensure that technology is meeting the needs of the membership and your digital presence is up-to-date.