Kaitlin returns to the Festival as the Director of Corporate Development. Her passion and excitement for the New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning motivates her to continuously engage new partnerships and maintain meaningful relationships with long-standing exhibitors. Her goal is to provide vendors and partners with a personalized experience from inquiry to activation.
Kaitlin’s Festival resume began in 2013 when she sold tickets at the Main Gate throughout the weekend and continued to do so for another three years. In 2017, she was selected as the Sponsorship, Marketing and Media Assistant where she began to build a network within the organization and strengthen partnership connections. After graduating from college, Kaitlin returned for the summer of 2018 and 2019 as the Interim Corporate Partnership Coordinator where she expanded on her previous role and took on pre-event and on-site management opportunities. Before returning in 2020, Kaitlin worked with the Flemington Community Partnership (BID) where she gained Economic Development experience through local marketing and event planning projects.
Kaitlin attended Susquehanna University where she received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Marketing with a concentration in Luxury Brand Marketing and Management. In addition to her work with the Festival, she is a Starbucks Barista on the weekends at her local store. As a life-long Readington resident, Kaitlin has always enjoyed experiencing the magic of ballooning.