I am pleased to announce that, effective immediately, Cristi Ganyard will join the Office of Special Events as an Event Specialist. In this role, Cristi will lead the coordination of a variety of University events hosted by the Executive Officers and other University leadership. In addition, Cristi will lead the completion of special projects within the Office of Special Events, including Green Belt projects focused on process efficiency. Cristi will also serve as the team communications specialist with responsibility for the development of communication and the implementation of communication guidelines to a variety of stakeholders.
Cristi has been a member of the University Relations team since June 2009, serving as a Sr. Administrative Assistant to Jean Gorman. Cristi brings a broad range of experience to the Office of Special Events, having worked in both the private and non-profit sectors prior to coming to Notre Dame. Cristi’s background includes several years in marketing, sales and account management for Management Services, Inc., a self-insurance administration company. In addition, Cristi has worked in public relations, event management and administration with the American Lung Association and the Warsaw Educational Foundation.
Cristi and her husband, John, reside in Middlebury with their three sons Adam (a junior in the Kelley School of Business at IU-Bloomington), Joey (a senior at Northridge High School in Middlebury), and Lucas (an eighth grader at Northridge Middle School).
Mary Andersen, Director of Executive Events