Director of Event Services
Katie Stern is the Director of Event Services at The Linux Foundation, overseeing event management services for The Linux Foundation’s Collaborative Projects Division.
Prior to joining The Linux Foundation, she served as Director of Production at world-renown experiential marketing agency, George P. Johnson, leading events such as Cisco's Global Sales Experience (GSX) and Cisco's Partner Summit. Stern also ran the Electronics portfolio of conferences at UBM, including: DesignCon, ESC (Embedded Systems Conference) and the newly launched Designers of Things. She has previously held roles in conference management, content management, conference services and production management, for organizations such as: PR University/Bulldog Reporter, Embassy Suites, MusicFest Orlando/Contest of Champions, Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Walt Disney World® and University of Oregon. Stern holds a BSBA from Nova Southeastern University and a MS in Hospitality and Tourism, specializing in Events and Conventions from Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida. She is passionate about developing the next generation of event professionals and advancing the dialogue around women in technical fields.