Jodi is the Director of Event & Conference Planning for Augsburg College, a private liberal-arts college in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In her role at Augsburg, Jodi and her team plan and manage over 400 events that happen on campus including Homecoming, Commencement, fundraising galas, student events and speaking engagements/performances by visiting dignitaries and celebrities. Jodi has her Master of Tourism Administration (MTA) with a dual degree in event & meeting management & sport management from the George Washington University School of Business, and earned her Certified Special Event Professional (CSEP) certification in 2005. Additionally, Jodi is a past-president of the ISES Minneapolis-St. Paul chapter, served as the ISES Regional Vice President for the Midwest Region (USA) from 2006-2008, served as the chair of the ISES Education Council from 2011-2012 and is currently serving as International President of the International Special Events Society. Jodi has shared her knowledge on how to manage and motivate millenials, how to communicate effectively, giving opportunities & responsibilities and expectations.

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