(INDIANAPOLIS – May 30, 2018) – Beyond Monumental, the 501(c)3 non-profit responsible for the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, is pleased to announce the recent hire of two new staff members. Elizabeth Navarre has been hired as Strategic Partnerships Manager and Lindsey Elliot will fill the role of Participant Relations Manager.
Liz Navarre, originally from Indianapolis, comes to Beyond Monumental from the Indianapolis Chapter of Back On My Feet, where she oversaw marketing and development. As Strategic Partnerships Manager, she will oversee the implementation of the Apex Monumental Challenge, the Run for a Cause program, and running club partnerships, in addition to managing other business development initiatives. She received her B.A. in Public Relations & Rhetorical Advocacy from Purdue University and has run two marathons – both of which are the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon.
“Liz has worked in the nonprofit sector for most of her career and brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for running,” said Jed Cornforth, executive director of Beyond Monumental. “Her background in development will make her an important contributor to our organization from day one.”
Lindsey Elliott, a native of Lebanon, previously worked at USA Football where she was a coordinator in the NFL FLAG department. Prior to that position she was an intern at the 500 Festival where she assisted with customer service for the 500 Festival One America Mini Marathon. As Participant Relations Manager she will work directly with participants to create a positive race day experience across all Beyond Monumental events. She received her B.A. in Communications from IUPUI in 2011.
“Lindsey has a background in events and will be able to continue the standard of excellence in customer service that our participants have grown to expect from our team,” said Cornforth. “As the point of contact between our runners and our team, she’ll fill an integral role in our staff.”
About Beyond Monumental
Beyond Monumental provides the Indianapolis community with a complement of activities built around their premiere event that promotes healthy living & fitness for all ages (both runners and walkers.) Beyond Monumental gives back to the Indianapolis community by supporting youth programming that reinforces healthy lifestyles for young people, with an emphasis on working with urban students and Indianapolis Public Schools, donating more than $1,000,000 in ten years. The CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon is a top 20 marathon in the US and is nationally recognized by Runners’ World as one of “Ten Great Marathons for First Timers”. The 11th annual running is scheduled for Nov. 3, 2018.