Ellyn Nugent, Special Events Director, Field Museum
Ellyn Nugent is the Manager of Special Events at the Field Museum. The Field Museum, located on the Chicago Lakefront, is home to SUE, the world’s most famous T.Rex, Maximo, the largest dinosaur ever discovered, and 40 million other specimens from the natural world. The Special Events department at the Field produces over 150 events each year including corporate, convention, galas and weddings. As manager, Ellyn oversees the sales and service team that brings these events to life and contributes a crucial source of revenue to the museum. The partnerships with caterers, decor vendors, lighting and A/V suppliers are critical to the protection of the collections and provide a seamless event experience as well as a mutually beneficial partnership. Ellyn has been at the Field Museum since 2000.