Katie Callahan-Giobbi
Chief Operating Officer | Association Forum

With more than 30 years experience, Callahan-Giobbi has held roles that have taken her from Chicago to Los Angeles, to New York, Dallas and back to Chicago. At Association Forum, Callahan-Giobbi is responsible for all business development initiatives including the strategic partnership program, advertising and exhibit sales, marketing/communications, and operations.


Before joining Association Forum, Callahan-Giobbi was executive vice president at Minding Your Business, a strategic agency that consulted with organizations and destinations helping them navigate change and develop strategies that drive business results. She was on the senior management team at Meeting Professionals International and previously with LA INC (currently LA Tourism). She also has more than 20 years of hotel experience including W Hotels in New York, Century Plaza Hotel & Spa/St. Regis, Fairmont Hotels, and at independent brands.


She is a lifelong student of the tourism, meetings, and non-profit sectors and keeps her finger on the pulse of trends and issues that impact associations, corporations, and DMOs. She frequently speaks at industry events and is called upon to comment on trends facing the industry.