Meetings Manager

Kristen joined the Meetings & Events Team in 2016 as the Meetings Manager. She ensures the success of our clients by providing full-service event management including digital event strategy, site selection, contract negotiation, onsite management and everything in between. Whether it’s managing the logistics of a 1500 attendee conference, executing the perfect off-site event, or managing the finest details of a smaller executive-level meeting, Kristen makes sure that each meeting is a worry-free and professional experience.

Kristen brings eight years of expertise to Meetings & Events USA’s clients on both the property level and planning side of the meeting planning industry. Prior to joining the M&E team, Kristen established herself in event sales management for several Hyatt Properties in the Chicago area working with local catering groups as well as wedding coordination. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication and a specialization in Organizational Communication from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  Most recently, Kristen earned her Digital Event Strategist (DES) designation in 2020 from the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA).

Kristen is a Northern Illinois native who recently moved to Lake of the Ozarks in Central Missouri. She loves travel and warm weather, but at home, she enjoys trying new restaurants with her boyfriend and a cozying up with a new book and a glass (or two) of wine.