Darlington School: Private Boarding School in Georgia Episode 117: A Chat with Lou Dempsey ('87, LD '17)
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Episode 117: A Chat with Lou Dempsey (’87, LD ’17)

July 6, 2023 | 357 views

Welcome to Episode 117 of The Darlington Podcast! 

In this episode, Becca Wood, Director of Events and Engagement in the Advancement Office, chats with Lou Dempsey ('87, LD '17) about his involvement in the Darlington Community as a parent and local business owner, with a special preview of his role in the upcoming Purple Tie Tiger Tailgate live auction. 

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.

Lou Dempsey ('87, LD '17) was a six-year day student from Rome. After graduation, he attended Auburn University, where he earned a B.S. in marketing management. He currently serves as the president of Dempsey Auction Co. Over the years, Dempsey has volunteered at Darlington in numerous capacities, serving on the Alumni Council for six years, the Athletic Booster Club and more. He is the parent of two Darlington graduates, Chase ('12) and Georgeanna ('23). 

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The Darlington Podcast is a collaboration between the communication and advancement teams, and is hosted by various members of the school community. Episodes are released each Thursday morning and available on most podcast platforms (search for The Darlington Podcast in your podcast player). Once new episodes are posted, you'll also be able to find them at www.darlingtonschool.org/podcast. Please subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts so that you'll get the latest episode each week! 

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 Chastain, content manager. 

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