Welcome Maddie Helman Laidig to Special Events & Stewardship

We are excited to announce that Maddie Helman Laidig will transition on Monday, August 29th to a full-time role as Assistant Director, Executive Events & Stewardship, reporting directly to Cristi Ganyard. Since March of 2016, Maddie has served the Special Events & Stewardship team in a temporary Event Coordinator role, skillfully and enthusiastically handling registrations, invitation and paper design, and event design and execution for a variety of University events.

A graduate of St. Mary’s College, Maddie previously was co-owner of The Initial Co., Inc., an online retailer and supplier of personalized corporate gifts. Prior to selling her business in 2015, Maddie was directly responsible for social media promotions, the company website and blog, as well as supply chain management and distribution. Maddie also brings excellent event design experience to the team, having been on the events team at Merry Me Events in Edwardsburg, Michigan.

Maddie is a native of the South Bend area and was married just two weeks ago to her husband Nate Laidig. Please join us in both congratulating Maddie on her marriage and welcoming Maddie to her new permanent role within the Special Events & Stewardship team.

Cristi Ganyard and Mary Fisher
Mary A. Fisher ‘08, M.N.A. ‘15
Interim Sr. Director, Special Events & Stewardship
Department of Development

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