Stephanie Brown

Stephanie Brown has over 15 years of conference planning and contract negotiation experience.  A former conference director herself, Stephanie is finely attuned to the needs of clients when looking for a conference venue.

Prior to joining Conference Consultants Worldwide, Stephanie was conference director at a firm that holds 50+ domestic and international conferences annually for emerging technologies. There, she was responsible for conceptualizing, contracting, and marketing domestic and international conferences, preparing and adhering to a strict event budget, and managing events onsite. In executing these responsibilities, Ms Brown routinely negotiated hotel contracts and maintained positive working relationships with many hotels and regional franchise managers worldwide. 

Stephanie has a BA in Creative Writing from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. She enjoys travel, fishing, horseback riding, mixed martial arts, and fiction writing.

Kristian Brown

Kristian Brown has a decade of experience negotiating contracts for his clients. Before that, he worked for 10 years managing award-winning hospitality venues. Kristian applies his professionalism and polished customer service to managing relationships with both regional and site-specific hotel representatives worldwide.

Prior to joining Conference Consultants Worldwide, Kristian held executive positions in sales and catering at two hospitality venues earning AAA Four Diamond accreditations. Prior to this, Kristian served as general manager of two highly esteemed restaurants in Portland, ME. He was responsible for daily operations, human resources, financial activities, and managing client satisfaction. Through these experiences and extensive travel, Kristian is well-prepared to find the finest hospitality solutions for his clients.

Mr Brown has a BA in Business Administration from the University of Southern Maine in Gorham, ME. He enjoys golf, photography, travel, billiards, documentary studies and culinary arts. 

Judy Nugent

Judy Nugent, a transplanted native of San Diego, founded Conference Consultants more than 25 years ago. Her vision was to provide a single point of contact and a higher standard of customer service for site selection, contract negotiation, cost reduction, and client care through the entire venue experience. Her services save event organizers money, time, and worries associated with finding and contracting a venue, monitoring room block performance, and resolving venue-related issues from booking to billing. Twenty years later, Conference Consultants has a strong reputation and dedicated regional contacts at the world's largest hotel chains as well as independent venues, has a top-notch client base, booking thousands of events both domestically and internationally - all while staying true to Judy's original goal of providing unparalleled client care. With the opening of Conference Consultants Worldwide on the East Coast, Judy has recruited the talents of an experienced international conference director and a proven hospitality manager focused on hotel relationships and client satisfaction.