Born and raised in Indianapolis, IN, Mandy Hazlett, CMP, attended college at the University of Southern Indiana. Upon receiving her bachelor of science in communications/advertising, she did an event internship with the 500 Festival in Indianapolis. Her first event planning job was with a company called Brylane where she planned internal corporate special events. After working in marketing and events for a science education company in Portland, OR, she returned to Indianapolis. Today, she’s the Senior Event Manager with the National FFA Organization. Hazlett enjoys working out and baking, “they even each other out,” and she also spends time on a small crafting business on the side with her sisters, participating in a variety of craft and art shows.