Kristen Collins, PCA

Kristen began her event management career working on gala fund-raisers and movie premieres for Diana Beattie Events in New York City. The position led to an Events Manager position in the newly formed meetings and events department at Pfizer Inc where she managed sales meetings, advisory panels, incentive trips and convention-related special events.

While working as a trip director for French pharmaceutical company, Sanofi, Kristen was invited to join their team as an Events Manager. As such, she primarily managed product launches, sales meetings and incentive trips. Her work producing the launch for the Company’s Oncology franchise led to earning the prestigious President’s Circle Award, the Company’s highest honor.

Kristen moved to New England to further pursue corporate events. Her experience brought her to Fidelity Investments as a Senior Events Manager where she managed high-profile meetings for associates and clients, incentive trips, executive and sales meetings.

Since branching out on her own, she has worked with TIAA helping them to redesign their event marketing materials and created and launched a self-serve platform featuring tools, resources, tutorials and customizable invitations to help regional teams run their own local events. She partnered with State Street’s SPDR® Gold Shares ETF team and the World Gold Council to strategize event marketing efforts and execute trade shows. She currently partners with the Massachusetts Library Association to plan and execute their annual multi-day conference, which in 2021 will be virtual.

She is a former Board Member of MPI New England, served on the NEMICE planning committee and a panelist about contract negotiation and was nominated for Meeting Professional of the Year. Kristen is also a Pandemic Compliance Advisor (PCA).

Kristen is active in organizations in the communities in which she has lived, where she managed the Garden Tour, volunteered at the Boston Marathon and co-directed a 10K Road Race. In addition, she has served in a variety of leadership roles with the New York Junior League.

Kristen earned her B.A. in Telecommunications from Indiana University, Bloomington. She has also worked as a casting associate, production associate, script supervisor, and second assistant director on several independent films and theatrical productions.