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Hey! I’m 
Kate Fries

I am a Business and Meetings Manager at Bostrom

Event Logistics | Creative Problem Solving | Organization

I bring several years of association meeting management and event planning experience to the Bostrom team. Serving as a manager on several client events, I apply my creativity, organization skills, and client-first mindset to my day-to-day work at Bostrom.

I have experience handling conference logistics including speaker and registration management, coordinating timelines and producing event materials. As clients have shifted to virtual events, I’ve also played a large role in coordinating these transitions which has given me a wide knowledge of virtual event platforms, technology troubleshooting, and virtual program logistics.

My Background

Prior to joining Bostrom, I began my career at a large retail corporation working in the Visual Marketing department. I later transitioned into meeting planning for a mathematics association. With a Hospitality Management degree from Ohio State University, I am familiar with all components of conference production and customer service. I am originally from Columbus, OH but now call Washington, DC home. I am also a proud member of the American Society of Association Executives.


Beyond Bostrom

My Interests

Hiking/Being Outdoors
Ohio State Football
Restaurant/Hospitality Trends

I could talk for days about

Mysteries and True Crime

You wouldn’t know if you didn’t ask

I have served as a camp counselor a few different times. One of which was being a volunteer counselor for the SeriousFun Children’s Network. SeriousFun is a global community of over 30 camps for seriously ill children.