About

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KRISTEN D. THOMAS, CMP, DES 

CHIEF EVENT STRATEGIST WITH OVER 15 YEARS

EXPERIENCE IN THE MEETINGS AND EVENTS INDUSTRY. 

The North Carolina native has been based in the Washington, DC area since 2005. Kristen's diverse background has allowed her to plan events and develop strategies around the globe for large companies like ExxonMobile, Booz Allen Hamilton, Starwood Hotels, start-up technology companies and various US-based associations and non-profits. She loves the wide skill set required for planning; from the details of financial management and contract negotiation to food and beverage creativity and engaging with attendees onsite.

 

As an advocate for the industry, Kristen is passionate about the role that events have in organizations and

works to help planners have a better seat at the table.

Kristen studied Communications and Theater at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is

a wife to Marvin and mother of two daughters

(Kaitlyn & Kassidy) and a son (Kolton), who inspire

her to think bigger every day. 

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Accommodating

KCD did an amazing job! She accommodated all of our requests and kept the party going all night."

Brian F.

La Plata, MD

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Flexible and Committed

KCD did an excellent job! He made our evening! I strongly recommend using her for others. 

He was very accommodating."

Mark M.

Orange, VA

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Prompt and Professional

KCD provided exactly the variety of music we had requested. He was easy to communicate with prior to our event.״ 

Phylis S.

Gaheysville, VA