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John Marquardt
John Marquardt

Urbana, Ill.

State Farm Center Event and Safety Coordinator

Alma Mater:
Illinois '06

John Marquardt was named Event and Safety Coordinator for State Farm Center in August of 2007. Marquardt joined State Farm Center and Division of Intercollegiate Athletics as an Event Management intern in 2005.

Marquardt's primary role is to facilitate the coordination of State Farm Center concerts, sporting events, and other shows and events, as well as oversee State Farm Center Event Staff. He also oversees facility safety, security and emergency preparedness initiatives for State Farm Center.

Marquardt is an active member of the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM), where he serves on several committees and holds positions as both IAVM Illinois State Representative and VenueConnect Vice Chair.

A native of Urbana, Ill., Marquardt earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois in 2006. He completed his master's degree in Sport Management from the University of Illinois in 2010. He is also a graduate of IAVM Venue Management School (2013).

Updated July 2014