Kristine Poplawski Thomas came on board at the Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA) in March 2018 and serves as the Manager, Marketing & Events. As part of CDIA’s Education Services team, she assists in providing management and oversight of the Association’s comprehensive training programs and events.

Prior to joining CDIA, Kristine worked as an event manager planning both social and corporate events from conferences, nonprofit galas, and weddings. In addition, Kristine worked as a social worker and nonprofit director both domestically and throughout Eastern Africa, focusing on international relations, refugees, and child protection.

Kristine holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fairfield University and a Master’s in Social Work from Fordham University.  She lives in Laurel, MD with her husband.