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LaZendra DanforthDirector of EventsUniversity of Florida, College of Pharmacy

La’Zendra Danforth is the Director of Events for the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. With over 15 years of experience in destination meeting planning and strategic event management, she is continuing to make her mark in this ever growing industry. She is the coordinator of all events hosted by the College of Pharmacy, at the Gainesville, Jacksonville, and Orlando, FL campus. She works very closely with the Dean’s Office, Student Affairs, Development and Alumni Affairs to plan, coordinate, and execute events that represent the Gold Standard of the College and the University. She also serves as the president for the Central Florida Chapter of Society of Government Meeting Planners. Prior to joining the College of Pharmacy team, La’Zendra has worked in the private and corporate sectors of special events. She holds a bachelor degree from Brevard College and a Master’s Degree in Hospitality & Tourism from the University of Florida. LaZendra has been the guest speaker for multiple organizations. Her platform shows the creative collaborative between event strategy, design, and the culinary experience. Her education and years of experience has cultivated her love for the hospitality industry and her desire to create memorable experiences with excellence.