Sept. 27, 2012
-- Over the last 25 years Karen has excelled in meeting and event planning, trade show management, incentive travel and destination management. She has operated numerous local and international programs, ranging from 10 to 100,000 attendees, and worked for such clients as GE Finance, IBM, the NFL, the NBA, Accenture and Baxter Healthcare. In past years Karen produced million dollar trade shows and special events while working at GES Exposition Services, she often traveled with clients to operate and produce their annual meetings and events from New York to Mexico. Karen began her career working for Marriott, Hilton and Starwood Hotels.
Karen is very active in the Arizona Events community. She is a current member of HSMAI and Past President of the Arizona chapter and past International Board Member. She maintains membership in the local chapters of MPI, HSMAI, ADME, SITE, HIP, ISES, PCMA, ESCA and AZSAE.
For the last twenty five years, Karen’s been giving back to the community as volunteer/producer of several charity events, includes 2006 and 2007 New Times “Best of Phoenix” A’ Fare to benefit March of Dimes, JDRF, Hemophilia Salsa Challenge, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, The Children’s Angel Foundation. Karen is also the co-founder of “Comedy 4 Canines”, a fundraiser benefiting animal rescue in Arizona. Her new favorite charity is Wings To Fly ask her about it!
About CSI Conference Services International
CSI is a Arizona based National Trade Show and Exposition Contractor that works in partnership with Resorts, Conference Centers, Meeting Planners and Associations. Our primary goal is to provide a professional, seamless and positive experience to all those who entrust us with their conference and trade show needs.CSI has the capacity to provide full service show contracting or can provide products and services, “a la carte” on an as needed basis. Our commitment to customer service and our personalized approach makes CSI is an excellent choice for your next event.CSI is a state of the art online service capability allows exhibitors to view and order all required items and services on line, reducing paperwork and simplifying the entire ordering process.