Karen Young is the Senior Events Manager at Verdical Group. She is responsible for overseeing the Events team goals, managing the Net Zero Conference and additional client events, focusing on overall strategy, contracts and partnerships.

Karen joins the Verdical team with 15 years event planning experience. She got her start in radio and television production, then moved into venue management, hosting both social and corporate events. Karen launched Relish Entertainment in 2007, where she focused primarily on her love for graphic design.

Karen most recently worked for Informa Markets, planning the International Roofing Expo, the International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo, the ArchitectureBoston Expo and the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, where she developed a passion for sustainability. Her contributions were awarded Trade Show Executive’s Most Commendable Green Initiatives Award for Greenbuild 2016 and have been featured multiple times in the global Informa Annual Report for Sustainability. In her free time, she plays in a Dallas-based 80s cover band called The Rich Girls.

Texas State University – BA in Electronic Media; minor in Communication Design

Areas of Expertise:
– Sustainable Events
– Project Management
– Strategic Planning
– Typography and Layout Design