Paul Kitti is the Events Director for Chicago Innovation, a year-round series of events and programs designed to educate, connect, and celebrate innovators in the Chicago region.
Paul oversees the planning and execution of over a dozen events throughout the year, which in 2017 attracted over 6,000 attendees. He also manages marketing and promotional initiatives, sponsorship activation, and communications. In addition, Paul works closely with the Chicago Innovation team in guiding the annual nomination and judging process to determine the year’s Chicago Innovation Award winners.
Before joining Chicago Innovation, Paul was on the team at Red Frog Events, where he was involved in the conceptualization and execution of national brands including Warrior Dash, Firefly Music Festival, and Illuminite Run. Previously, Paul worked as an entertainment journalist in Ann Arbor and Detroit. Paul is a graduate of the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor where he received his B.A. in Sport Management from the School of Kinesiology.