Christine M. Klein, CMP

Senior Vice President, Meetings, Divisions & Partnerships
National Defense Industrial Association

Christine is an accomplished executive with more than 20 years of experience in meetings, conferences, conventions, events, expositions, marketing, and sales. She has a proven proficiency in cultivating productive relationships with top decision-makers and managing projects on a comprehensive basis to achieve company goals and maximize profit. She is an astute and results-oriented self-starter with a demonstrated ability to lead, manage and motivate team members, solve problems and deliver high-impact results.

Her areas of expertise include domestic and international event and meeting management, business and partnership development, strategic planning, and staff mentoring and development. She brings extensive experience with and knowledge of the event industry given her previous planning of hundreds of annual conferences, high-profile events, and meetings. Additionally, she has a background in the marketing and sales of advertising, exhibit space, and corporate sponsorships within the association realm. By working closely with all involved parties, Christine captures the essence and vision of the event, meets objectives, and exceeds expectations.

She has run her own event consulting business and previously served as the Vice President of Meetings and Business Partnerships at the Institute of Food Technologists and then as the Managing Director of Meetings for the American Institute of Architects.

Christine is a past national board member of the Professional Convention Management Association and is a current volunteer with the association.