Mandi (Landacre) Podeschi is a 2002 graduate of Millikin University with a B.A. in Social Science Secondary Education, and in 2005, earned a M.A. in History from the University of Illinois. In 2004, Mandi started her career in the Alumni and Development Office as the Associate Director of Development, was promoted to the Director of Development/Millikin Fund in 2013, and then named Senior Director of Development in October 2014. While a student at Millikin, she ran cross country, track, worked for the athletics department, and was a James Millikin Scholar. During her spare time, Mandi enjoys running, biking, traveling domestically and abroad, and enjoying time with family and friends (many of whom are Millikin alumni) all with her husband RJ Podeschi, class of 2002 and MBA 2004, and Assistant Professor of Information Systems in Millikin’s Tabor School of Business. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Dove Inc. (a local social service agency), attends and serves in many positions at Sharon United Methodist Church, coaches for the Decatur Park District’s Staley Striders youth cross country and track programs, and is a race director for the Penguin in the Park 5k.