• Meet Elizabeth Anderson

     
    POSTED October 19, 2016
     

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Elizabeth Anderson was recently hired as the sales coordinator for the McNamara Alumni Center in Minneapolis.

1. What are you looking forward to in your new role as sales coordinator at McNamara Alumni Center?

I’ve always enjoyed seeing how different moving parts come together to create one large event. From the sales process, to the event planning, to the catering and everything in between, perfecting the finer details is what makes McNamara Alumni Center such a well-rounded event venue. I look forward to seeing the energy and drive of my colleagues being played out in the day-to-day event schedule. 

2. How do you think your past industry experience has prepared you for this role?

I’ve actually never been a part of the events industry! I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, holding several roles at newspapers, media hubs and social media networks. I was then able to land a position as a communications assistant at Cargill following graduation. Communication has always been my strength and working as a sales coordinator takes a lot of good communication, empathy and compassion, all of which are particular strengths of mine and have prepared me for taking on my new role.

3. What goals do you have in mind for the alumni center for this year and further down the line?

A goal I have for McNamara is to start hosting more events on the University of Minnesota's Gopher Game Day. We currently host a Game Day party for all alumni, students, family and friends before kickoff, but are looking to continue the Gopher spirit by hosting more kickoff parties. In the long run, I hope McNamara continues to be a place where alumni and students can come and feel like a Gopher again. 

4. What do you enjoy most about McNamara?

My team, of course! My colleagues are what make McNamara a special place to work. 

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