Chapman, Katie

Katie Chapman

Conference & Events Planner
Conferences & Special Events
Working hard is important, but there is something that matters even more. Believeing in yourself.”
J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

While her professional title is Event Planner, Katie also holds the title of taxi driver, cat herder, and holder of “all the things.” This particular mix has given Katie excellent on-the-job training and taught her how to be flexible and think on her feet; all skills that are readily transferable to event planning. 


Katie has been planning corporate meetings, events, and tradeshows for more than 10 years.  Her areas of expertise cover everything from procurement to post-event wrap-up and everything in between.  Katie’s favorite part of event planning is seeing all of her hard work come together when the meeting kicks off at the start of the day.

Key Accomplishments

  • Increased attendance year-over-year at MRA’s signature events
  • Launched several new events including the wildly popular D&I Leadership Conference


Katie has earned her bachelor’s degree in both Spanish and Portuguese Literature from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Professional and Community Activities

Katie is an active member of the Parent Teacher Organization at her children’s school and was recently voted in as President for the 2019-2020 school year.  She has also recently earned her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) certification.