Associate Director of Meetings and Events

Laura Bade

Laura Bade, Associate Director of Events, joined the Events Team in December 2017. Laura is a graduate of Central College with a BA in sociology and the University of Kansas with a MS in higher education administration. Prior to joining the DMS team, she worked as the assistant director of student involvement at Central College, planning campus events and new student orientation for six years.

Laura values working collaboratively and infusing creativity in her work, with each meeting or event providing new challenges and opportunities. In her free time she enjoys running, traveling, live music, and being outdoors, and she recently completed her second half marathon. Laura is also a volunteer assistant coach for the Central College women’s tennis team.


Boone, IA


I love that I work in such a positive, collaborative environment where each individual’s strengths contribute to the overall success of each project and event!