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Natalie Armentrout

Director of Catering,
Bon Appetit Catering at UPenn
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Natalie Armentrout was born and raised in Hong Kong, moving to the US to attend Bryn Mawr College where she earned a bachelor’s degree in German Language & Literature. As a daughter of a chef, her engagement with the food and beverage industry is lifelong, and she brings ten years of varied experience in residential, retail, and catering operations. She joined Bon Appetit in 2016 and has previously been an integral team member to the catering operations at Cabrini College, Bryn Mawr College, and Brulee Catering in Philadelphia. Natalie is deeply committed to sharing her passion for all things culinary as well as ensuring that guests enjoy a memorable Bon Appetit experience!


Rebecca Alexander

Catering Operations Manager
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Rebecca graduated from Johnson & Wales University with an Associates Degree inCulinary Arts and a Bachelors Degree in Foodservice Management, with aconcentration in Meeting and Event Management. She is very passionate aboutfood and beverage, operations, as well as planning and executing allevents. Rebecca joined the Bon Appetit team in 2019 is dedicatedto exceeding expectations, and delivering events that are unique and memorablefor every guest and client!


Marvin Moore

Executive Catering Chef
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Chef Marvin has been on Penn’s campus since 1999 working as a retail chef. He has since moved to the Catering Department, where he has excelled due to his advanced culinary skills and attention to detail. In 2013, Chef Marvin was promoted to the Executive Catering Chef of the Department, focusing on the high quality production of every event.


Dawn Blandford

Director of Client Services,
Visual Sound at UPenn
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Dawn has over fifteen years of experience in the audio visual industry. She has worked in various capacities to include production, creative, financial and administrative. As Director of Client Services for Perelman Quad Audio Visual, she is the first point of contact for clients and works closely with production, technical, facilities personnel and outside vendors to facilitate the provision of audio visual services.



Michael Span

Director of Audio Visual Services,
Visual Sound at UPenn
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As the Director of Audio Visual Services, Michael communicates closely with event planners, clients, technicians and facility managers. He ensures that all audio-visual services are orchestrated to provide the proper and most effective solution that meets the goals of the event.


Michael Romano

Production Manager,
Visual Sound at UPenn
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Michael has over thirteen years of experience in the audio/visual industry.  Before coming to Penn, Michael was a Lead Technician for PSAV, and he additionally received his bachelor’s degree in Digital Media Production from The Art Institute of Philadelphia. He is now the Audio/Visual Production and Equipment Manager for the Rental Staging Division of Perelman Quad’s Audio Visual Team.


Kareem Norton

Customer Service Support Representative,
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Kareem graduated from Bloomsburg University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication. He has been in the audio/visual industry for almost two years and has prior experience as a media technician with the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. 

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