Karen Diane Smith

Smith, Karen

Senior Manager Events Management Planning

Event Management & Planning - TTI Headquarters and Research Building, Room 357
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
3135 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3135
ph. (979) 845-0950 Ext. 50950 · fax (979) 862-1225
karen-s@tamu.edu

Short Biography

Karen's many years in the customer service industry provides her with the perfect skill set to manage a diverse team of creative individuals. Karen brings with her strong organizational skills and an ability to manage multiple projects. Karen plans well, thinks ahead, exhibits sound judgment, and is able to make quick decisions. In addition to her managerial duties, Karen coordinates 4-5 conferences of strategic value to the Institute per year, and assists in planning an additional 4-5 conferences per year. She is the lead coordinator for the annual Texas Aviation Conference, the bi-annual Ports and Waterways Conference, and the bi-annual National Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety Training Conference just to name a few.

Experience

  • Senior Manager Events Management Planning, Event Management & Planning, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, September 2011 - Present.
  • Manager, Events Management & Planning, Event Management & Planning, Texas Transportation Institute, November 2008 - August 2011.
  • Conference Coordinator, Event Management & Planning, Texas Transportation Institute, January 2006 - October 2008.
  • Administrative Coordinator, Event Management & Planning, Texas Transportation Institute, September 2003 - December 2005.
  • Administrative Assistant, Information & Technology Exchange Center, Texas Transportation Institute, July 2001 - August 2003.

Affiliations

  • Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Delta T Leadership Class, 2009.
  • Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Diversity Council, 2008 - 2009.

Honors & Awards

Herbert H. Richardson Team Award for the Texas 2030 Transportation Needs Assessment Team, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, 2009.

Herbert H. Richardson Team Award for the Transportation Short Course Conference, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, 2008.

Administrative/Professional Staff of the Year, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, 2007.