Kartraice Hooper joined NMPA in 2016 as Director of External Affairs where she manages and executes all NMPA events, in addition assisting in public affairs. 

Prior to NMPA, Kartraice began her career at the Consumer Technology Association (formerly Consumer Electronics Association) where she managed logistical arrangements for International CES® (North America’s largest tradeshow) and CTA stand-alone events and executive programs. She also worked at MCI USA (formerly Coulter Companies) as Director of Events, managing 10-15 events per year for associations and clients including American Express OPEN, National Law Journal and the Chamber of Commerce. 

For over 10 years, Hooper has been a Certified Meeting Professional, and most recently, she was Director of Meetings and Events for the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. 

Hooper is a 1999 graduate of Howard University in Washington, DC, where her degree in human communications includes a major in legal communications and a minor in history. She is a native of Detroit, Michigan but came to D.C. by way of Tennessee and enjoys watching her beloved Detroit Pistons and Tennessee Titans as well as planning her next adventure.



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