Kristi is the co-founder of the Health & Wellness Forum & Meetinghealthy.com. She has been in the Meetings & Events Industry for over 20 years starting at JAM productions in Chicago in Corporate Special Events producing headline talent such as Aretha Franklin, Jerry Seinfeld, Seal, The Grand Opening of Navy Pier, The World Cup, The DNC & The Super Bowl. From there, she began a career in the Corporate and Association world as the Director of Meetings & Facilities chair of the IEEE/PCA Global Conference. She then managed a sourcing team for Key accounts for a Global M&E company specializing in wellness sourcing.
Kristina founded the HWF in 2018. The idea to educate & initiate change in the Meetings Industry struck her as she continually advised others with healthy tips & ideas onsite. She found it challenging to keep up her own regime & saw an opportunity for a movement towards healthier meetings & events. In 2018, the initial Health and Wellness Forum was launched to educate, disrupt and change the way we “Meet”. The Forum aims to provide a community that enables education & experiences by experts and industry peers to share best practices on wellness meeting design.
Kristina is a PCMA member. She is an award winning meeting expert, sales leader and a strategic meeting management authority. She was awarded “Association Meeting and Event Planner of the Year 2012″-Bizbash. 2014-2017 PCMA’s Ambassador for Conventions Calgary. She is published author on MPI’s C+C monthly newsletter.