Karen L. Ellis, CMP

Karen L. Ellis, CMP

Name: Karen L. Ellis, CMP

Department of Primary Appointment:
Position: USU Staff
Title: Conference Manager, HJF CTR

Affiliated Center: CGHE

Email: kellis@cghe.org (link sends e-mail)


Ms. Ellis has 20+ years of experience as a senior-level conference manager providing conference support to the Federal Government and the private sector. She attained the status of Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) in 2002 and is certified through 2017. She has an in-depth knowledge of federal meeting guidelines and standard operating procedure and is efficient in the coordination of multiple federal contracting vehicles. Ms. Ellis has demonstrated the ability to balance priorities, meet short demanding timelines and produce goal-oriented results.

Ms. Ellis has managed multiple meetings concurrently in the US and in over 37 countries. She has hired and supervised conference staff; developed policies and procedures for streamlining all phases of conference management and is effective in organizing and employing resources to achieve project objectives. She is experienced in managing multi-year federal tasks orders and contracts and developing and maintaining multi-million dollar budgets. Ms. Ellis is experienced working with senior government and military officials and senior-level corporate managers. She has served as project director and program manager on several multi-year, multi-million dollar task orders under HRSA and NIDA, and supported several grant reviews under FDA and the Department of State.