Katie Kilian


What do you really do at work?
As the meeting and engagement manager for the International Academy of Trail Lawyers, multiple hats are worn within this role. I assist within the day-to-day support within membership and leadership operations along with meeting and event planning logistics. Though always focused on being positive, providing the best communication and customer service for associates and members.

Describe your Perfect Day.
Being able to sleep in with my little family while waking up to fresh cup of coffee and hearing the sounds of the ocean. Then simply laying on the beach all day (with cocktails in hand of course) and not having to worry about a dang thing.

What’s your Superpower?
Keeping the positive energy alive at all times, ability to multi-task and organize like no other.

What’s your life motto?
Work hard play hard, kindness is magic, all you need is love and a cat

What inspires you?
My family, making a positive difference to all that I encounter, being around genuine passionate people, learning a new skill and music.

Katie grew up in a small lake town of Richmond Minnesota and after graduating with a degree in Hospitality Management from Saint Cloud State University, Katie moved to Minneapolis and began her professional career working the past 10 years in various roles within the hotel, meeting and event planning industry.  All while keeping in mind at all times that customer service, communication and efficiency is always of top importance.

Outside of work, majority of her time is spent enjoying life and going on many adventures with her husband and young daughter Violet. You can also often find Katie always planning something or being active within many outdoors activities (that list is far too long to denote). She also enjoys checking out the local Minneapolis scene, traveling, theater, appreciating good music, and having a laugh with friends and family.