Smith Joins K-State ASI as Event Coordinator

Katie SmithMANHATTAN, Kan. –Katie Smith has joined the Kansas State University Department of Animal Sciences and Industry staff as the event coordinator. In this role, she will coordinate extension and departmental events on behalf of the department.

Smith has extensive background in event leadership and planning small-to-large scale events. Previously, she served as the catering sales and event specialist for HCI Catering. In her role with HCI Catering, she worked with the ASI department to provide catering services for the ASI Family & Friends Reunion and Swine Day. After years of coordinating on the catering side, Smith is excited about the opportunity to grow and be involved in other aspects of event planning for the ASI department.

“We are thrilled to have Katie join the Animal Sciences and Industry Department to provide leadership to the vast number of events we host for our clients and stakeholders,” says Dr. Joel DeRouchey, K-State ASI professor and state extension leader.

Smith and her fiancé, John, live in the Manhattan area and enjoy spending free time with their pets.