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Suzanne Murphy

Suzanne Murphy
Vice President of Meeting and Event Management

P: (651) 290-7475 | E:

Suzanne serves as Vice President overseeing the Event and Professional Development departments. She joined Ewald in 2018 after more than two decades of corporate learning and organization development experience. Her history of leading employee-focused education spans a variety of industries including retail, healthcare, technology and financial services. Most recently, she served as a leader in the talent development function for Andersen Windows & Doors. Her knowledge and experience in the association management space is that of a member and volunteer. She served on the Executive Committee of the Association for Talent Development – Greater Twin Cities chapter in the mid-2000s.

What you don't know about Suzanne...

Q. What do you like to do when you’re not working?
A. Outside of work I enjoy fine-tuning the art of being a Woodbury soccer mom, enjoying my “me time” when my husband is fishing his weekly walleye league, keeping up with technology so I can snoop on my children when they get mobile phones, petting my yellow lab – Fred – incessantly since he won’t allow me to stop, continuously considering if I should scrap my career and go into stand-up comedy, and relishing everyday of this full life I’ve been given.

Q. What is the last you read?
A. Radical Candor by Kim Scott. If you’re a leader of people and are looking to improve the quality your relationships at work, this is the book you should read.

Q. What is the best professional advice you’ve ever been given?
A. There is a symbiotic relationship between data and intuition. Don’t let it get out of balance.

Q. What is your favorite restaurant or food?
A. Italian, by and far, Italian. Who doesn’t like pasta and red wine?

Q. What is something most people don’t know about you?
A. My maiden name is Noll. If you are a Pittsburgh  Steelers fan, that name rings a bell.  Yes, I’m a distant cousin to long-time Steeler coach Chuck Noll.  While the name got my high school marching band an invitation to perform at Three Rivers Stadium, it never did get me free tickets to a game.

ashley crunstedt

Ashley Crunstedt
Senior Meeting Planner

P: (651) 203-7248 | E:

Ashley’s work at Ewald Consulting includes leading and carrying out the event planning process for various local, national, and international organizations. She takes pride in delivering outstanding programs for her clients. In addition to overseeing and managing event logistics for a number of clients, Ashley is the lead trainer of Ewald’s event flex staff, individuals who are hired and trained to assist in the seamless execution of onsite management for some of the more than 300 meetings that Ewald Consulting’s clients plan during each year. Ashley joined Ewald Consulting in 2006 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a B.S. in broadcast journalism with a minor in international studies.

What you don't know about Ashley...

Q. What do you love about event planning?
A. Two big things: I love the different places this job takes me; and I love the variety of volunteers that I have the opportunity to work with. I don’t just do the same event logistics in one geographical location, but get to work with a variety of different people who have different passions in different parts of the world. This allows me to travel and interact with people whose professions vary from cardiology to recognition to people who work on after-school programming for school-aged youth.

Q. What is your favorite city?
A. Nice, France; Las Vegas, Nevada; and San Francisco, California.

Q. What is the best professional advice you ever received?
A. Bring solutions, not problems, to your boss.

Q. What do you like to do when you are not working?
A. I like traveling, swimming, trying new restaurants, attending concerts (or anyplace where live music can be heard), and cheering on Minnesota sports teams.

Bridget Fox

Bridget Fox, CMP
Meeting Planner

P: (651) 265-7855 | E:

Bridget has worked at Ewald Consulting since 2007 and has worn many hats, including the role of Events Assistant and Office Operations Manager while finishing her college studies. She joined the events team full-time in 2012 after graduating from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. in Economics and a minor in Management.

What you don't know about Bridget...

Q. What is the last book you read that you would recommend?
A. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

Q. What is your favorite city?
A. Charleston, South Carolina.

Q. What is the best professional advice you ever received?
A. Pick something you believe in and stick to it.

Q. What is something most people don’t know about you?
A. I started skiing when I was 3 years old out west, and in 2012 won my first NASTAR National Title.

Allison Kindseth

Allison Kindseth, CMP
Meeting Planner

P: (651) 288-3435 | E:

Allison has 10 years of association meeting planning experience and joined Ewald Consulting in 2017. She achieved her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation through the Events Industry Council in 2017. Allison is an active member of the Minnesota Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI). She graduated from the University of Denver with a BSBA in Hotel Restaurant Tourism Management (HRTM) and resides in St. Louis Park, MN with her husband.

What you don't know about Allison...

Q: What do you love about your job?
A: The opportunity to work with great people, be part of a team, and see our hard work come to fruition when we go on-site for a conference.

Q: What is your favorite city?
A: Jackson, Wyoming!

Q: What is the last book you read that you would recommend?
Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker (A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists)

Q: What is your favorite restaurant or food?
A: Cauliflower Gnocchi at Bar La Grassa in the North Loop

Lisa Konsti

Lisa Konsti
Meeting Planner

P: (651) 203-7247 | E:

Lisa joined Ewald Consulting as a Meeting Planner in 2015. Prior to joining Ewald Consulting Lisa brings 4 years of Association Meeting Planning experience, and prior to that, 8 years of hotel experience. Lisa’s work at Ewald includes leading and executing events at the local and national level. She thrives on creating conferences and events that leave an impact on the attendee’s and the organization. Lisa graduated from North Dakota State University with a B.S. in Business Administration. Lisa resides in St. Paul, MN with her husband and two daughters.

What you don't know about Lisa...

Q. What do you love about event planning?
A. I love the differences, challenges and triumphs that every conference/event/meeting brings. In this role you never master everything but instead are continually learning, constantly challenging your own creativity levels and producing results that make your client happy. The internal drive to always be at your best to make your client look their best is what I love the most.

Q. What is the best professional advice you ever received?
A. “Be. Do. Have. GIVE” Meaning: BE – Be who you want to be, BE that person, only you know who that is – Be it! DO – Don’t wait for others or circumstances to happen to change your life to what you want, be bold and do it yourself. HAVE – See how your life becomes richer and deeper when you become the person you want to be. GIVE – Give back to those around you to help them grow.”

Q. What do you like to do when you are not working?
A. I have two very active children (girls) who I thoroughly enjoy playing, singing, goofing around with. Outside of them and their energy, I enjoy running, rock climbing and trying to cook and bake.

Q. What is something most people don’t know about you?
A. I am a small town, western North Dakota, born-and-raised girl deeply engrained her in Norwegian roots. My lifetime bucket list goal is to go to Norway and visit our family farm and see the history of my ancestors. Uff-da! I blame my Norwegian roots for agreeing to be a collegiate pole-vaulter in college at NDSU.

Q. What is your favorite restaurant or food?
A. Anything pasta — seriously will eat pretty much anything as long as noodles are involved.

Bonnie Young

Kristy Masloski
Meeting Planner

P: (651) 265-7856 | E:

Kristy joined Ewald Consulting in 2016. She has been an event planner for nearly 20 years, working for three difference associations. She has a B.A. in Business Studies from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst.

What you don't know about Kristy...

Q. What is the best professional advice you ever received?
A. Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.

Q. What is your favorite city?
A. I don’t travel much, but my favorite city so far has been Sedona, AZ.

Q. What do you like to do when you are not working?
A. Glamping (yes, glamping), gardening, and CrossFit

Q. What is something most people don’t know about you?
A. I am the tooth pulling queen! All of the neighborhood kids come over when they need a tooth pulled. I haven’t missed one yet!


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