Kristen Kellogg Joins CVSN as Director of Operations

Kristen Kellogg Joins CVSN as Director of Operations

Most recently, Kellogg served as director at WheelTime Network LLC.

CVSN has announced a new Director of Operations, Kristen Kellogg. In this new role, Kellogg will head up the internal operations of the organization, while working directly with CVSN member organizations to enhance their member experience.

Kellogg brings with her more than 12 years of success in heavy-duty aftermarket service, focused primarily on vendor relations and management, program development, IT project management, event planning and marketing. Most recently, she served as director at WheelTime Network LLC, a collection of heavy-duty distributors that also serve as the Daimler Service Network. 

“Kristen brings a wealth of industry experience and knowledge to our staff with her time at WheelTime. As we continue to introduce new services and programs to our members, we are confident that Kristen will play a major leadership role in advancing these efforts,” said Nick Seidel, president of CVSN’s Board of Directors. 

“Kristen has a great track record working with membership organizations in volunteer roles,” said Edward Kuo, executive director of CVSN. “We have a very lean staff structure, so she will take primary responsibility in many areas of our business including managing some of our committees and member work groups. She will also help significantly with our event planning and marketing efforts. We are very fortunate to have someone of her caliber on our staff,” he added.

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