Karen Ellis, CMP

Karen L. Ellis, CMP

Name: Karen L. Ellis, CMP

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Military and Emergency Medicine
Senior Conference Manager
Location: Center for Global Health Engagement
Office Phone: 
(301) 400-4123


Ms. Ellis has 24+ years of experience as a senior-level conference manager providing conference support to the Federal Government and the private sector. She has in-depth knowledge of Federal meeting guidelines and standard operating procedure and is efficient in the coordination of multiple federal contracting vehicles. She has demonstrated the ability to balance priorities, streamline processes, meet short demanding timelines and produce goal-oriented results. Ms. Ellis attained the status of Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) in 2002 and is certified through 2022. She is experienced in managing multiple meetings concurrently in over 39 countries world-wide; hiring and supervising conference staff; developing 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 managing multi-year federal tasks orders and contracts,; developing and maintaining multi-million dollar budgets and working with senior government officials and senior-level corporate managers.

Ms. Ellis has managed multiple conferences for the Center for Global Health Engagement, Department of Defense Combatant Commands, Department of Defense Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System, Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of the Surgeon General, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease, Environmental Protection Agency, National Cancer Institute, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Food and Drug Administration, Office for Human Research Protections, Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Department of State.