About Conference Services

Our team of experienced professionals will manage all the details that make for a successful conference, allowing you to focus on your program.


We offer you a “one-stop-shop” experience. Beginning with your initial phone call through final billing, your assigned event manager is your primary contact, partnering with you through each step of your event. We have only one objective – to make your vision a reality.

Fred Gizzo, Director

Fred Gizzo

Fred came to Wheaton College in 2007 from the Art Institute of Chicago, where he was Director of Special Events. He incorporates that spectacular event management experience into his leadership of Wheaton College Conference Services.



Troy Bristow, Assistant Director of Sales & Marketing

Troy BristowTroy joined the Conference Services team in 2010. He received his MBA in 1995 and has years of marketing and sales experience. In addition, Troy served as a missionary in Mexico for two years. He has a special ability to create marketing and sales plans and to scout out new customers who would benefit from Wheaton College and the Conference Services team.


Russell Streff, Assistant Director of Operations              

Russell StreffRussell Streff joined the Conference Services team in the spring of 2013.  Russ has been a member of the Wheaton College family serving in the public safety department for several years.  He has a wealth of professional experience, which has brought a new dimension to the Assistant Director of Operations position.


Kristin Siewert, Harbor House Coordinator

Kristin SiewertKristin joined the Conference Services team as Harbor House Manager in 2008 and following a 2-year hiatus, returned to the position in 2012.  In addition to the Harbor House, she helps oversee summer conference groups and enjoys putting her hospitality experience to good use in these areas.  Kristin is a 2007 Wheaton grad and is so glad to still be part of this campus community.



Meagan Goodman, Office Coordinator

Meagan Connor

 Meagan joined the Conference Services team in 2008 after graduating from the College in 2006. She enjoys the opportunity to interact with the campus community as well as our diverse clientele.   Her outgoing personality, customer service skills, and hospitality experience make her a valuable asset to this fun and professional team.

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