b'Cristina Allegrini, ALA Laura BusoSenior Project ManagerOperations DirectorCristina Allegrini is a Senior Project Manager withLaura Buso is the Operations Director at Blackline Blackline Group responsible for projects primarilyGroup.Lauraisresponsibleforsupervisingthe in the midwest US. Cristina is a licensed architect,day-to-dayoperationsofthefirmincluding registeredintheStateofIllinois,withover20overseeinginternalfinanceandaccounting years of experience in the design and constructionfunctions,assistingwithdevelopingand fields and has been responsible for the successfulimplementing marketing initiatives and strategic delivery of over 40 hospitality projects worth overbusinessplans,supportingthefirmPrincipal $100M throughout North America. andleadingeffortstoimproveprocessesand procedures to better serve client needs and meet PriortojoiningtheBlacklineGroup,CristinaBlackline Groups business objectives. wasaProjectManagerintheArchitectureand Design group at Hyatt Hotels Corporation. In this role, she interfaced with owners,Laura also oversees project accounting functions, working with clients and project teams hotel teams, interior designers, architects and contractors to ensure all stakeholdersto provide the degree of support desired for tracking project costs, preparing monthly goals were achieved within the established project schedule and budget. Before joiningdraws and ensuring project budgets are met. In addition, Laura is an accredited Project Hyatt, Cristina was Project Manager at The Gettys Group where she managed hotelManagement Professional (PMP) certified by the Project Management Institute and assists renovations from design development through project closeout. Prior to The Gettyswith project on-siteactivities including punch list review and documentation.Group, Cristina was an Associate at Burnidge Cassell and FGM Architects and EngineersPrior to joining Blackline, Laura has over 12 years of experience managing operations where she served in Designer, Project Architect and Project Manager roles on a broadacross a wide array of industries. She has also previously held leadership positions with variety of project types, including municipal and academic buildings. Recent projectsAchillesInternational,aworldwidenon-profitthatchampionsdisabilityinclusionin Cristina has led with Blackline Group include the major renovation of guestrooms andmainstream sports, and has been recognized with multiple awards in service to people suites at the Peninsula Chicago Hotel.with disabilities. CristinaholdsaBachelorsdegreeinArchitecturefromtheUniversityofIllinoisatLaura holds a Masters degree in Liberal Arts from Harvard University and Bachelors Chicago and is active serving in both the Italian American Chamber of Commerce anddegree in Communications from Simmons University. She is a Wine and Spirits Education Catholic Charities.Trust Level 3 certified sommelier and an 11-time marathon finisher.'