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Exceptional events happen here because the Porter County Expo staff has over 55 years of combined experience in planning thousands of events. Our experienced and professional event staff will be with you every step of the way. We pride ourselves in catering to the special accommodations that you may need for your reception. 

Lori Daly, Director

Lori joined the Expo as Director in 2014 after nineteen years as the Director of Sales & Catering with Strongbow Inn, bringing an extensive background in customer service, event planning, catering and leadership. Since becoming part of the Expo team, she has helped increase sales & visibility, added our off-premises bar catering, and rolled out this new website.

A resident of Valparaiso, Lori is active in community projects through Kiwanis, the Valpo Chamber, Valpo Parks Foundation and the Special Needs Special Kids Committee. She is the proud mom of Cassandra & Cydney and proud grandmother of Callum.

You can call Lori at (219) 464-0133 or email her at ldaly@porterco.org

Assistant Director Tammy Mangold in front of the Expo logo

Tammy Mangold, Assistant Director

Tammy joined the Expo in 2019. As a former business owner with over 15 years of hospitality and food & beverage experience, along with her wealth of knowledge in customer service and event planning & execution, Tammy will help the Expo team raise the bar in assuring that we exceed our client's expectations with excellent service and successful events.

Born and raised in northwest Indiana, Tammy currently resides in Wheatfield with her husband Mike, and is the proud mom of Joshua and Chloe. In her spare time, she loves to bake and read, as well as support Kids With Cancer organizations and Special Olympics.

You can call Tammy at (219) 464-0133 or email her at tammy.mangold@porterco.org

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Hannah Wise, Event Manager

Event Manager Hannah Wise has worked for the Expo Center since 2017 as part of our Maintenance team and joined our full-time staff in her current position in 2022. With over 15 years managerial experience in the sales, hospitality and customer service industries, Hannah devotes her attention to assure that every need of our clients and their guests are addressed and exceeded.

A transplant from Colorado, Hannah now calls Northwest Indiana home. She spends her time outside of work volunteering for Anime Central, watching classic films, knitting, and cuddling her animals.

You can call Hannah at (219) 464-0133 or email her at Hannah.Wise@porterco.org