Welcome to Episode 79 of The Darlington Podcast!
In this episode, Becca Wood, director of events and engagement in the Advancement Office, chats with Izzy Hortman ('08, LD '15) and Annie Rosen ('02, LD '18) about their Darlington experience, their respective careers and their work as co-chairs on the Alumni Council Darlington Connects committee.
Becca Wood has served as director of events and engagement for the Advancement Office since 2022. She joined the advancement team in 2015 as administrative assistant and has served as assistant director of alumni relations since 2016. She holds a B.S. in Sports Management from Kennesaw State University.
Izzy Hortman ('08, LD '15) was a 14-year day student from Rome. She was a self-described "jack-of-all-trades" at Darlington, but credits her coaches for sparking her passion for the sports world. She went on to earn a B.A. in public relations with a concentration in management from Auburn University. Hortman spent over 10 years working in various roles for the United States Tennis Association and currently works as a senior manager at Troon Events, hosting golf hospitality events all over the world.
Annie Rosen ('02, LD '18) was a two-year boarding student from Charleston, S.C. As a student, she was involved in dorm-life and community service in the Rome-Floyd community. She earned a B.A. in Art History from Suffolk University and recently graduated with her MBA from Columbia University. Rosen has spent her career working in various roles in the field of technology and data analytics. She is currently the head of sales and GTM Strategy for MerchantSpring, an Australian-based eCommerce and data analytics company.
Every member of the Darlington Community has countless Darlington connections, especially in the work world. By supporting each other's careers and life goals, we are better connecting our students, alumni, parents, parents of alumni, and grandparents.
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The Darlington Podcast intro music was written and performed by Elliot Luitwieler ('22) and Kathryn Davidson ('22). Shelley Daniel, theatre director, lends her voice, and editing and production is handled by Maddie Fox, content manager.
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