About Us

KKT Event Management LLC is owned and operated by Kevin and Kristi Thomas of Surprise, Arizona. As the Managing Partners of KKT Event Management, LLC, Kevin and Kristi have extensive and varied experience in event management, meetings and conventions, tourism and destination marketing.

Managing Partner Kevin Thomas served as the National Event Manager for the Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWWRA) for over four years.  He also served over two years as the National Sales Manager for the Wichita Convention and Visitors Bureau promoting Wichita as meeting, convention, tradeshow and sports destination.  Kevin holds a Masters Degree from Wichita State University focusing on Sports Administration and Sports Business. Kevin’s graduate internship consisted of developing and launching the first ever Sports Commission for the City of Wichita, from acquiring the initial funding and Board of Directors, developing the bylaws, and compiling the first-ever detailed Sports Venue Guide for the Greater Wichita area.

Managing Partner Kristi Thomas worked for the Organization of Associated Salespeople in the Southwest (OASIS) for over seven years including 15 shows as the Show/General Manager and thus has extensive and valued working relationships with the members, exhibitors and contractors of OASIS and has a long-standing relationship with the Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Phoenix Police Department.  Kristi holds a Bachelors Degree from Arizona State University in Recreation and Tourism Management.

Kevin and Kristi currently reside in Surprise, Arizona with their two daughters – Tatum and Paige.

Our friendly, professional team of Vendor Relations and Show Management personnel also includes Suzanne Montee, Andrea Lowe, and Brooke McNeil.