Staff

Jodi Collen, CSEP

Director
Christensen Center, 203A
CB 64
612-330-1107
collen@augsburg.edu

Jodi is the Director of Event & Conference Planning and has been working in experiential marketing & events for over 13 years. At Augsburg, Jodi and her staff manage or coordinate on over 500 events that happen on campus including Commencement, Homecoming, the Advent Vespers President’s Dinner, the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, the ASAC All-Nighter, Step Up Gala and countless other departmental events throughout the year.Jodi has her Masters of Tourism Administration (MTA) from George Washington University, and earned her CSEP designation (Certified Special Events Professional) in 2005. Additionally, Jodi is a past-president of the International Special Events Society (ISES) Minneapolis-St. Paul chapter, served as the ISES Regional Vice President for the Midwest Region (USA) from 2006-2008, and served as the chair of the ISES Education Council from 2011-2012. Jodi is currently serving as the Secretary for the ISES International Board of Governors and is scheduled to be President of the association in 2015.

Seth Lienard ’11

Event and Conference Coordinator

Christensen Center, 203B

CB 64

612-330-1323

lienard@augsburg.edu

Seth is a 2011 graduate of Augsburg College from the Music Business Program. He began as professional staff the fall of the same year. Before that, Seth had worked as student staff supervisor since 2007. As a student he served as President of the Augsburg Student Activities Council, Director of Marketing for KAUG Radio, and Vice President of Augsburg Choir. His primary background is in audio and visual coordination. Seth currently manages the student staff as well as the audio and visual inventory.Seth coordinates many of the admissions, athletics, fine arts and student planned events along with SOAR, Urban Debate League, Wrestling, Scrubs Camp and other summer conferences.

Leslie Larson

Event and Conference Coordinator

Christensen Center, 203C

CB 64

612-330-1019

larsonl4@augsburg.edu

Leslie has been working as an Event and Operations Coordinator in the Event and Conference Planning Department since 2007. As a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Stout in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Leslie worked at many hotels and resorts when she found a love of catering and events. Before coming to Augsburg, she worked for Prom Catering and Skyway Event Services in the Twin Cities where she was able to hone her catering and logistic skills. Leslie is currently the President of the ISES Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter.Leslie works on the Convocation Series, Strommen Speaker Series, the StepUP Program events and gala, graduate programs events, the Christensen Center for Vocation, Augsburg Powwow, Faculty Recognition, weddings, Homecoming and many summer groups and conferences.