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Q&A with Stephanie Califar, ULI Indiana’s new senior associate

Stephanie Califar has joined ULI Indiana as senior associate. Stephanie will focus on planning and implementing the district council’s events, contributing experience and expertise gained through previous roles for the Indy Chamber and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. A graduate of DePauw University, Stephanie owns a consulting and event management company, Vida Events & Design, LLC. Read on to learn more about Stephanie!

What are you most excited about as it relates to your role with ULI Indiana?
I have a passion for economic development events, so I’m thrilled to build on the knowledge I’ve acquired in the last 8 years while applying my connections in fresh ways that help ULI Indiana continue to grow. It’s always exciting to plan events with community partners and leaders who are shaping our region.

You have a lot of experience in event planning and management. What do you enjoy most about the work?
I enjoy streamlining processes. In surveys, event planning regularly ranks as one of the most stressful careers, but I don’t see it that way. I love taking complicated events or processes and distilling them into easier-to-digest formats.

Fun fact about you:
I suppose a more professional fact would be that I moved to Indianapolis (from Chicago) after falling in love after just ONE quick visit to downtown, but I usually like to brag on my adorable pups, who are three-time winners in the Butler Bulldog Beauty Contest.


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