Lyn Nabors, vice president of Kellen Co., retired March 31 after 30 years advocating on behalf of the Calorie Control Council (CCC). Nabors also received the Lyn Nabors Award for Outstanding Achievement, which commemorates her service to the association and the industry.


Lyn Nabors, vice president of Kellen Co., an Atlanta-based global professional services company, retired March 31 after 30 years advocating on behalf of the Calorie Control Council (CCC), a non-profit association representing manufacturers and suppliers of low-calorie, sugar-free and reduced sugar foods and beverages. Nabors also received the Lyn Nabors Award for Outstanding Achievement, which commemorates her service to the association and the industry.

“For the past three decades, Lyn has effectively communicated important information on behalf of the light product industry to millions of health professionals, regulators, consumers and the media,” said Tom Vollmuth, outgoing chair of CCC. “She has helped this organization become a valuable source of information in the U.S. and abroad. Thanks to her guidance, the Council will continue to be an industry leader and promote low-calorie and reduced calorie ingredients and the products that contain them.”

Up until retirement, Nabors served as president of the Council. Eric Allen, a vice president of Kellen Co. and an 18-year veteran of the association management industry, will take over her Council duties.

Nabors is editor of three editions of Alternative Sweeteners, a comprehensive textbook providing fundamental scientific and technical information on a broad range of sweeteners, with a fourth edition scheduled for publication this September. She also authored a number of book chapters and journal articles on low-calorie foods and beverages, sweeteners and fat replacers. She spearheads the Council's activities regarding health, fitness and weight management, including the long-standing consumer campaigns “Calories Still Count” and “Lighten Up & Get Moving.” A professional member of Chicago-based Institute of Food Technologists, Nabors served as an IFT scientific lecturer from 1996-98.

In addition to her work with the Council, Nabors serves as president of the International Food Additives Council (IFAC), Rockville, Md., an association comprised of producers of high purity substances used worldwide as food ingredients.  

Despite retirement, Nabors plans to continue serving Kellen Co. in a consulting capacity for both associations.

“Lyn’s professionalism and commitment to excellence has been a credit to the Kellen Co. for more than three decades,” says Pam Chumley, group vice president for Kellen Co. “Fortunately, she will continue to be involved on a regular basis, so we will still benefit from her vast expertise.”