Kristen Koenig, a German-Italian, grew up traveling the world with her family. From Florida, to North Carolina, Hawaii, and even Europe to visit extended family, she fell in love with the industry at an early age. As Kristen progressed in education she always found herself on the events committee, from grade school through college and even in her internships.
After graduating from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Communication Sciences, the trend continued! She became an Enterprise Associate at Cvent, working with Fortune 2000s on their strategic meetings management programs. Kristen worked in a multitude of positions from new business to account management over her 4.5 years at Cvent. During these years, she also became heavily involved in industry organizations, namely WINiT and GBTA (Ladders Program), and quickly became Cvent's top performer & employee of the year.
Most recently, Kristen took on a new challenge, accepting an exciting position at the travel management company, World Travel, Inc., where she serves as the Director of Sales, Global Meetings & Events. During this time she was also selected as one of the 2016 Top 25 Influential Women in the meetings & events industry featured in Smart Meetings Magazine, Rising Star category. Her undying passion for the travel and meetings industry drives her to continue on the path of success, and she looks forward to what's to come, especially YTP Philadelphia.