Amy L. Karimipour SPHR – President
Ms. Karimipour has over 25 years of professional experience in making things happen. She has served in senior leadership positions in both the public and private sector and has been an integral part of many workforce development and change initiatives. Ms. Karimipour has a keen sense of what is needed to make meetings become places where people connect and action begins. She has provided conference planning consulting services for events from 10 to 3200 people for government, non-profit and private sector clients. She focuses on the overall goals of meetings and strives to maximize each participants experience. She is detail-oriented, creative and strategic in her approach.
In addition, Ms. Karimipour designed and implemented leadership programs to address professional growth, career path and retention needs of organizations. Ms. Karimipour holds a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management from Marymount University and a Bachelors Degree in Communications from Florida State University.
Annette Kariko – Vice President
Annette has over 15 years of experience in meeting planning, and customer service in the public and private sector. She has worked with our team since 2010 and provides project management for our team. Before working with AK Consulting Group, Ms. Kariko coordinated competitive leadership programs, statewide training events, and curriculum development projects for a large state agency. One of her responsibilities was the management of the premier statewide child welfare conference for over 3,200 participants. In previous roles, she managed staff and projects in the private sector with a focus on building long term client relationships and adding value to the bottom line. Annette Kariko graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts. She is highly organized and instinctively creative. Her positive attitude and warm personality create an environment for successful collaboration.
Pat Conner - Office Manager/Consultant
Pat is an integral part of making meetings a success. She provides administrative and registration assistance pre-event and on-site. She is very customer focused and will help ensure your attendees are well taken care of. As office manager, Pat ensures that operations run smoothly so that principals are able to focus on meeting client needs.