Robert Kemp founded CRT Meetings in 1999, after years of experience in the travel and logistics industry. A former rugby player for Scotland, Robert started his career in the United States working with a Boston-based travel company, organizing and directing educational trips for teachers and students across the globe.
Robert’s career transitioned to healthcare and drug development when he began managing and overseeing the production of large-scale trade shows and conferences for medical professionals in the biopharmaceutical industry. After almost a decade of experience, Robert decided it was time to create a meeting planning company with focus and dedication on the needs and requirements of drug development: CRT Meetings. Robert’s goal was (and is today) to perfect the meeting experience for busy professionals. The emphasis on quality, honesty, integrity, responsibility, experience, thoughtfulness and dedication remains at the cornerstone of every interaction with CRT Meetings. Robert lives just outside of Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and four children and their numerous pets including dogs, hamsters and birds.
Tracy Kemp has 25 years of experience in global drug development and clinical operations. In her role at CRT, Tracy provides strategic insight and consultation during pre-event planning and preparation. As a seasoned professional in drug development, Tracy works with the meeting and events team to ensure flawless execution with a focus on timelines and deliverables. Tracy also reviews proposals to ensure that the details associated with each meeting are considered and presented to our partners in drug development.
Carl Woodin has been overseeing multimedia and audio-visual requirements for global corporate meetings and events since 1999. As a production expert, Carl has worked with numerous musicians and production companies, including the BBC and on singer / songwriter Billy Joel's documentaries: The Last Play at Shea, A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia and The Stranger: 30th Anniversary Legacy Edition. In his role at CRT Meetings, Carl designs and develops client-specific registration websites and oversees all audio-visual meeting requirements including onsite production, the enhancement of meeting presentations, audience response systems and translation.
Carl has a BA in Psychology from Temple University, an MEd from Penn State in Training Design and Development and a PhD in Multimedia Design and Development from The University of London. He has traveled to over 80 countries and all 7 continents. Carl lives in Philadelphia and has been married since 1985 to his high school sweetheart. Carl and his wife have two grown sons.
Jane Tondorf has been managing and overseeing the execution of successful events for over 30 years. As a certified meeting professional, Jane has significant experience as a project manager and meeting planner developing and executing Investigators’ Meetings, National Sales Meetings, Incentive Meetings and events. In the course of her career, Jane has managed multi-million dollar meeting and incentive programs with companies such as American Express Travel Services, The Gillette Company, Proctor and Gamble and Thomas Cook Convention and Incentive Services.
In her role at CRT Meetings, Jane is responsible for all aspects of event management, including management of pre-event planning, onsite logistics operations, negotiating budgets and contracts with hotels and local vendors and overseeing final budget reconciliation activities. Jane lives south of Boston and enjoys frequent visits from her children and grandchildren.
Aurelie has been in the finance and legal industry for over 31 years. In her role at CRT Meetings, Aurelie has been instrumental in building out the finance, legal and business support capabilities. Aurelie oversees timely and accurate financial statements, accounting and finance operations, as well as design and maintenance of the financial reporting structures. In addition, Aurelie functions as the primary liaison with the CRT Meetings legal team to support contract and proposal review. Aurelie lives north of Boston with her husband, two kids and two loving golden retrievers.
Chris Flynn has been overseeing onsite event production and logistics for domestic and international events for over 35 years. As a meeting specialist, Chris has been responsible for the execution of global pharmaceutical training events, programs and Investigators’ Meetings in Europe, Austral-Asia, Greece, Barbados, South America, Africa, the Canary Islands, Bahamas and Bonaire. As a Production Development Director, Chris has been responsible for organizing meetings and incentive programs associated with large corporate worldwide events and Fortune 500 companies.
In her role at CRT Meetings, Chris is responsible for ensuring that all onsite needs are coordinated with hotels, airlines, and ground transportation vendors. Chris also manages and facilitates off-site receptions, dinner events and team-building activities. Chris’ strength lies in her ability to bring calm amongst the chaos with a smile on her face and a kind word for all. Chris has traveled and lived all over the world, enjoys writing in her spare-time and is proud to always call Boston ‘home’. Chris has a BS from UMass Amherst and an MBA from Suffolk University.