Kristen Turner, CMP
Director, Convention Services at VisitPittsburgh
Sixteen years of experience in the hospitality industry working for VisitPITTSBURGH, Kristen began her career as Housing Project Coordinator. Quickly transitioned into Convention Services Assistant and progressed to her current leadership role as the Director of Convention Services. In this role, Kristen is responsible for serving citywide conventions, acting as a liaison between the local Pittsburgh community and international event organizers and managing logistics as needed for meetings and events. Kristen manages the Housing Department and assists in the overall management of the Destination Services department.
In 2019, Kristen completed the Certified Meeting Professional coursework and exam. Kristen attends and engages with fellow industry colleagues at various events throughout the year; Event Service Professionals Association and Destinations International being her favorites. She enjoys getting involved in committees for ESPA (Conference Planning, Marketing, Continuing Education, Leadership Track).
A native Pittsburgher, Turner earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the Pennsylvania State University in Communications, with a concentration in advertising and business administration. #lovePGH
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