Jeff BergerPRESIDENT & CEO HOTEL PROCUREMENT & EVENT PLANNING LOGISTICS
Conference Planning Resources, Ltd.
2020 Calamos Court
Naperville, IL 60563
Bringing over 30 years of hotel sales, marketing and operational experience to the firm, Jeff Berger is the company’s President & CEO. Prior to the introduction of Conference Planning Resources, he served as Senior Vice President of Global Sales for an industry leading hotel site selection firm. As SVP, Mr. Berger secured relationships with virtually every major hotel brand, independent properties and cruise lines, while assisting hundreds of organizations in obtaining access to the best deals at appropriate hotels and resorts worldwide. Having initially started his career working on-site at hotels and resorts, he has unprecedent knowledge of how hotels operate, both on the operational and sales side. Mr. Berger has been awarded the honor of serving on several industry Client Advisory Board of Directors.
Kelsey RileyGLOBAL ACCOUNT DIRECTOR HOTEL PROCUREMENT & EVENT PLANNING LOGISTICS
Kelsey has been with CPR for more 10 years and has more than 20 years of experience in the hotel site selection industry. She has assisted clients with researching locations and hotels, coordinating site inspections and negotiating contracts.
Having grown up in Youngstown, Ohio, she came to Chicago to attend Northwestern University. After a brief stint at Edelman Public Relations, in the Travel and Tourism department, she transitioned to her preferred path in sales.
She has retained many of her clients for more than 17 years and believes that referrals are the key to success.
She spends her down time volunteering with Chicago Cares, working out, traveling and entertaining.
HOSPITALITY GROUP CONSULTANT AND HOTEL PROCUREMENT & RESEARCH LOGISTICS
Katie joined Conference Planning Resources in 2022, having successfully completed her CPR Quality Assurance Training. Working globally with a myriad of hotels and resorts on a daily basis with senior management in the hotel industry, Katie brings years of experience to Conference Planning Resources.
At Conference Planning Resources, Katie specializes in research logistics and hotel procurement. Katie attended North Central College in Naperville, Illinois where she received a BA in Speech Communications. Katie enjoys spending time with her family, going out with friends, being on the back of her Harley-Davidson, and traveling – having visited all 50 states and numerous other US-held territories. She enjoys reading, cooking, and working out.
Frederick J. Berger
MANAGING SHAREHOLDER, AV PEER RATED
RIEZMAN BERGER, P.C.
ATTORNEYS & COUNSELORS AT LAW
Fred Berger has built a strong practice in the areas of Business Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Communications and Media, Hospitality Law, Hotel Development and Franchise Transactions, Licensing Transactions, Estate Planning, Governmental Affairs and Regulations, Municipal Law, Real Estate Transactions, Tax Free Exchanges and Strategies dealing with Disregarded Entities and valuations for fee and leasehold interests, Real Property Leases, Land Development and Zoning and Entertainment Law. Fred’s practice centers on the representation of businesses and lenders in general business and real estate transactions, as well as commercial lending transactions. Fred’s clients range from start up businesses, middle market companies and Fortune 100 Corporations.