Executive Vice President, Minding Your Business, Inc.
A 25-year industry veteran, Katie Callahan-Giobbi helps organizations and destinations navigate change and develop strategies that drive business results. She is a lifelong student of the tourism and meetings industry and keeps her finger on the pulse of trends and issues that impact associations, corporations, and DMOs. Katie is an experienced member of the MYB strategy team having worked with over 100 different associations and trade groups on meeting redesign, sales/marketing/communications assessments, strategic partnership, and membership projects and strategic planning initiatives.
Prior to joining Minding Your Business, she was a member of the senior management team at Meeting Professionals International where she served as EVP of the MPI Foundation & Chief Business Architect as well as overseeing MPI’s publication sales/partnership marketing activities. Her previous experience includes senior roles at LA INC. (CVB) where she directed Los Angeles’ convention and hotel sales operation along with client services and membership plus over 20 years working for various hotel companies including W Hotels of New York, The Century Plaza Hotel & Spa/St. Regis Hotel in Los Angeles as well as Fairmont Hotels.
A strategic, leadership-driven, results-oriented hospitality sales and marketing professional and a skilled facilitator, Katie frequently speaks at industry events and is often called upon to comment on trends facing our industry.