Karen McDougall - Event Services Manager
Karen is a proud native to the Ottawa Valley, born and raised in Almonte, Ontario. Karen graduated from Algonquin College in 2008 from the Hotel and Restaurant Management program. Due to her sweet tooth, Karen trained in pastry arts before evolving into a career of event planning. Karen still remains a passionate and active baker much to the pleasure of her colleagues.
Karen began her event management career at the Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata as an Event Manager and moved to the Ottawa Marriott Hotel in the role of Social Event Planner. Having worked at the former Ottawa Congress Centre, Karen waited anxiously for the opportunity to rejoin the Ottawa Convention Centre team in the events department.
Karen enjoys planning all types of events, but found her niche in the local meeting market. She has a keen eye for details, and the ability to understand the uniqueness of each event. Karen works directly with her clients from the inquiry stage to the day of the event to ensure it is a memorable success.
When not working, Karen enjoys spending time with her friends and family while baking cupcakes and treats for them. She really enjoys attending events as much as she loves planning them, but also looks forward to a night in with her boyfriend watching movies and relaxing.
Event Services Manager
Phone: 613-563-1984 ext. 663