Stephanie Klimstra serves as the director of events for IRE and NICAR. She handles site selection, hotel negotiations and speaker arrangements for national and regional conferences. She also handles on-the-road training logistics, maintains IRE’s events calendar, and other specialized training seminars. Before joining IRE, Klimstra worked for the University of Missouri’s School of Social Work, planning their special events and managing their office operations. She has been in the conference planning field for over 20 years.