McNamara Event Staff

When you book an event or meeting at the McNamara Alumni Center you have partners. Our team’s goal is to help make the planning process easy for you by sharing our expertise and best practices. We are proud to receive an average customer service rating by our event clients of 4.9 out of 5.0. We take good care of you!

Marketing & Sales

Sari Brouwer

Sari Brouwer
Director of Sales & Events

Madeline Marciano

Madeline Marciano
Sales & Marketing Coordinator

Amy Leyden

Amy Leyden
Marketing & Communications Director

Event Operations

Hannah Sandell

Hannah Sandell
Event Manager

Caitlyn Truhler

Caitlyn Truhler
Senior Event Coordinator

Brenna Bonewitz
Event Coordinator 612.624.9005

Event Services Coordinator

Wil McMillen

Wil McMillen
AV Technician

Becca Sanford

Becca Sanford
Guest & Event Services Assistant

Student Staff

Michelle H.


Savannah D.



Event Management Offices

Event Operations Staff: Information Desk of the McNamara Alumni Center, Suite 100

Sales & Marketing Staff: Lower level, Suite 035

Deliveries: Suite 100

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


University Gateway Corporation

All event staff, along with our building management teammates who serve the tenants of the building, are employees of University Gateway Corporation, the management company of the McNamara Alumni Center.

Part-time Student Help Wanted

We employ University of Minnesota students to work part-time helping set up events or staff evening and weekend events. We work around your class schedules. If you’re interested in a career in events, this is a great way to see what the industry is really like! We are currently seeking Set-Up Crew!

Schedule a Tour

The sales staff is happy to give you a tour of our event rooms when they are open for viewing. We can accommodate requests for evening and Saturday tours with advance notice and by appointment. Call us at 612-624-9831 or email to request a tour.

Applause from our Clients