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With more than 30 years in the events industry, Elizabeth Balazs has planned and implemented a wide range of community development, marketing, public relations and special events projects in Omaha, Detroit, MI, and Southern California. Elizabeth has played a key role in the development and management of high-profile events including Detroit 300 (2001); Omaha 150! (2004); Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo’s Zoofari (2007) and both Kiewit Corporations’ 125th Anniversary Gala and Mutual of Omaha’s Wild About Omaha Weekend (2009).
Elizabeth also manages several annual events including the Omaha Summer Arts Festival and Girls Inc. of Omaha’s annual fundraising luncheon, Lunch for the Girls. In addition to her work with events, Elizabeth coordinates and administers the operations of the Omaha Police Foundation and implements the Foundation’s annual Officer of the Year Awards Luncheon.
Elizabeth’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Marketing from Arizona State University and graduate studies in communication and business education at University of Nebraska Omaha.
FUN FACTS ABOUT ELIZABETH
With VGA Since: March 1993
What titles would your coworkers give you? Sponsor Sweet-Talker. Event Guru. Natural Nurturer.
Three words that describe you: Mentor, Friend, Caregiver
Hidden Skill or Talent: I know all of the words to the Mr. Ed theme song.
#1 Bucket List Item: Visit my father’s village in Romania – Udvarhely
If I weren’t so good at my job, I’d be… A teacher
Favorite Happy Hour Drink: Pomegranate Martini