FIA has named Jen Christian as its director of membership and training. In this position, Jen will be responsible for member relations and recruitment as well as the development and execution of all training meetings, seminars and e-learning. She also will serve as FIA's staff liaison for the Plant Engineering and Safety Committees.
Jen has 17 years of association experience at companies including the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) where she started her association career in 2001. In 2005, she joined the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International® (FMA), an association representing more than 2,500 individual and company members in the metal processing, forming and fabricating industries and co-host of FABTECH, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing show. Jen held various positions at FMA that included education meeting manager, senior technical services manager and most recently, senior manager of education and FMA product sales.
Jen earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.