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Ralph Engelstad General Manager Jody Hodgson to Speak

By Elizabeth Tollefson on
Monday, November 13, 2017

Jody Hodgson, general manager at the Ralph Engelstad Arena, will present on Tuesday, November 28, at noon in Bede Ballroom, Rooms D and E, Sargeant Student Center. The event, part of the Business Department Distinguished Speaker Series, is free and open to the public. A jody hodgsonquestion and answer session will follow the presentation.

Hodgson earned his master's degree in sports management from the United States Sports Academy and completed his bachelor's degree in business at Brandon University. Prior to working as general manager of the Engelstad Arena, he served as assistant director, among other positions, at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington.

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Elizabeth Tollefson

University Relations


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