Join | Sign-In | Sign-Out | Print Page | Contact Us
Region 3
Share |







Region 3: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Northwest Territories, Ohio, Ontario, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Region 3 Leadership

      Regional Director   Regional Director-Elect
         Ashely Zingo, CCEP, CMP
Director of Event Services
University of Notre Dame
(574) 631-2255

Matt Olson, CCEP
Assistant Director for Event Operations
University of Wisconsin - Madison
(608) 265-8012


What's Happening Around the Region

December 2019

Save the Date!  Mount St. Joseph University will be hosting a Drive-In on January 17, 2020!

Collaboration and Cooperation: Universities Banding Together

It is not unusual for colleges and universities in the same city to feel as though they are in constant competition with each other for enrollment dollars, event dollars, and academic/athletic achievement and recognition. We also compete with each other for event revenue. However, it is important for us as Event Managers to know what other solutions exist within our markets when we find it necessary to decline or refuse an event because of scheduling conflicts or venue limitations. This Drive-In event will help you identify new opportunities on your own campuses, as well as finding solutions "in your neighbor's backyard."

To learn more about the Drive-In and register, click here

Questions about the Drive-In?  Contact Katrina Kenton - 

July 2019

Regional Leadership Changes 

Wendy Yemm has resigned her position as Regional Director Elect as she is leaving the industry.  We wish Wendy the best of luck in her future endeavors!

Matthew Olson CCEP, Assistant Director Event Operations at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will serve the remainder of Wendy Yemm’s term as Regional Director Elect.  Matt is a former Board Member and Regional Director.  We thank Matt for his willingness to serve in this position. 






Register now for the Drive-In at College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota on March 5, 2019




Institutional Spotlight - University of Michigan
Finding a home for 8000 events to make way for the Michigan Union renovation

After nearly 100 years as the heart of University of Michigan’s campus life, the Michigan Union has closed for some very exciting renovations.  Students from the Michigan Union Board of Representatives and Building a Better Michigan were instrumental in surveying student support and advocating for renovation improvements.  A sizable portion of the project funds is dedicated to address infrastructure needs of the aging building, however, there are some exciting changes as well!  A few highlights of what we are looking forward to when the Union reopens in 2020:

  • Enclosed Courtyard offering casual year-round space with a nearby coffee bar, not to mention a great event space!
  • A new space on the first floor featuring a double-sided fireplace and room for casual gatherings, conversation, and studying.
  • On the third floor, the IdeaHub will serve as a resource for all student organizations, providing opportunities for collaboration, innovation, and learning.

In order to prepare for the renovation, the U-M Conference and Event Services team has been working to identify spaces for signature campus traditions and other events.  We have not relocated all of the approximately 8000 events that happen annually in the Michigan Union but we have been able to find homes for the vast majority.  One of our more creative venues is turning a dining hall into a summer event venue, we even have a few weddings booked in the space!

With twenty-six meeting and event spaces offline for twenty months, U-M Conference and Event Services is looking forward to dedicating time to cross-training between its different functional areas.  This is not to say that we will be “slow” during this time.  Pending construction timelines, during the closure, we have reduced our advance scheduling window from two years to one year.  Before long, we will be working on events to take place in the newly renovated Michigan Union!


We Need You! Volunteer Opportunities with Region 3

There are a variety of ways to get involved with Region 3. Each area will work closely with the regional leadership to accomplish a variety of tasks and better serve the membership. Please indicate what areas you would consider assisting with.


Connect with Region 3