Katie Riggs, CMP, CAE, CMM, HMCC, CED
Chief Event Strategist
Riggs & Co
Riggs & Co
Katie is the Founder & Chief Event Strategist of Riggs & Co. After 15+ years in the corporate and association meeting and event space she opened her boutique meeting and event strategy firm in Indianapolis. Riggs & Co partners with their clients to drive their purpose to the forefront of their event strategy allowing them to gain market access, drive profits and increase brand recognition. Katie’s background focused on meeting and event contracting, execution and strategy allows her to support her clients in taking the programming they execute to the next level. She is also an Adjunct Faculty at Indiana University where she has co-facilitated the Nonprofit Meeting Management Course since 2017.
Katie is a graduate of the IUPUI Tourism Sports Event Management program and has passionately served the department since graduation in a variety of volunteer roles. She has continued her passion for learning earning her Certified Meeting Professional Designation (CMP) in 2010; Certified Association Executive (CAE) in 2014; Certificate in Meetings Management (CMM) in 2015; her Healthcare Meetings Management Certificate in 2018 and her Certified Event Designer (CED) designation in 2020. She is a member of MPI and hey Mama Co. She has been awarded the Association Forum and Connect Meetings Forty Under 40, IUPUI Distinguished Alumni Award and MPI Indiana Chapter Meeting Planner of the Year for her dedication to the meeting and event industry. In 2022 she was recognized as a CMP Fellow.