Kristine Poplawski Thomas came on board at the Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA) in March 2018 and serves as the Director, Marketing & Events. As part of CDIA’s Education Services team, Kristine plays a vital part in the success of CDIA’s educational offerings and events. Under her leadership, CDIA has grown our Law and Industry Conference from an experiment to a successful and well recognized event. During the pandemic, she played an integral part in the transition from in-person to virtual meetings thus ensuring the continuity and success of our meetings and events.

Prior to joining CDIA, Kristine worked as an event manager planning both social and corporate events including 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 with her husband and daughter in Newtown, Pennsylvania.