Kristi Casale is the Vice President of Meetings and Continuing Education at the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Immediate Past President of the Greater Midwest Chapter of PCMA. She was a finalist for the 2023 PCMA Event Designer of the Year Award and became the recipient of the 2023 PCMA Business Event Strategist of the Year Award. She is a Michigan State Spartan, graduating with a degree in Hospitality Business. She currently serves on the Client Advisory Boards for Nashville, Toronto and CoralTree Hospitality Group. She is newly appointed to PCMA’s North American Advisory Board and is a Planner Influencer Board Member for Destinations International. Kristi is passionate about giving back to the industry in a meaningful way. And when she’s not doing something events related, she is at the baseball field or pool with her two boys, Declan and Matteo. Who needs hobbies anyway?