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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


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.


Andrea Jacobsen

Assistant Director of Sales and Marketing

Andrea DeMossAndrea Jacobsen joined the Conference Services summer team in 2014 as the Summer Operations Coordinator, and stepped on full time in July, 2015. Andrea graduated from Wheaton College with a communications major, and was a four year varsity athlete on the Women's Volleyball team. Her love for people, organization, and competitiveness has caused her to stand out, while also earning incredible customer reviews.  

Russell Streff

Assistant Director of Operations

Russell Streff

Russell 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 Irvin

Harbor House Manager

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

Conference and Event Manager

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.

Hosting Your Conference at Wheaton College

If you are interested in hosting a residential conference, special event or meetings at Wheaton College please contact us via the link below.