As Director, Events & Programs, Kristie is responsible for the event logistics of WICT’s national training programs, conferences and special events. Prior to joining WICT, Kristie served as a Meeting and Event Manager at Experient. She was responsible for organizing the pre-planning, onsite and post-event details for association, corporate and government clients and managed conferences, tradeshows and events ranging from 250 to 15,000 attendees. As a trusted advisor, she consulted with clients on hotel contracts, venue requirements, supplier negotiations, food & beverage, room sets, audio visual, budgeting and offsite events. Kristie previously served as an Associate Director of Programs at Envision EMI where she planned educational conferences focusing on leadership, medicine, technology, and defense, intelligence and diplomacy for high-achieving high school and college students. After leaving Envision, she organized special events and fundraising galas as an independent consultant for various organizations throughout the Washington, DC area. Kristie began her event management career coordinating Model United Nations conferences at Georgetown University where she earned a bachelor of science in Foreign Service. She also studied Event Management at the George Washington University, and earned the Certified Meeting Professional designation in 2007.