The 2008 Balls and Galas Chairs Photoshoot

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Kristen Olson

Kristen Olson. (Photo by Clay Blackmore)

Kristen Olson
Co-Chair of the Meridian Ball
What is the most enjoyable part of planning a gala?
Meeting new people, experiencing new things and feelings of accomplishment.
What causes you the most stress when chairing a large party?
If you try to please everyone, it creates stress.
Do you prefer French service or plated courses?
Plated courses for large events as it speeds up the process for dinner, French service for manageable numbers.
What’s the ideal number of people at a dinner table, 6, 8, or 10?
I don’t think the number matters, just that attendees are open to conversation,
having fun and making the best of whatever the situation.

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