Troy Bristow directs North Central College Conference Services, Camps, Community Noncredit Programs

Jan 06, 2015

Troy Bristow is the new director of Conference Services, Camps and Noncredit Programs at North Central College.

Bristow, 45, of Genoa, most recently served as assistant director of sales and marketing for conference services at Wheaton College. At North Central College he’s overseeing several operations including facility rentals, summer camps and noncredit programs offered to community members.

“Our facilities are world-class—far superior than at other colleges and universities our size,” Bristow says. “Ours are more like facilities you would expect at a Division I school.”

North Central College offers a full range of facility-rental options, from classrooms equipped with technology ideal for small group presentations to large-scale expos or concerts capable of accommodating more than 5,000 guests inside the Residence Hall/Recreation Center.

The acoustically stunning Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center and the thrust-stage theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall are available for rental by performing arts groups or businesses and organizations looking for a comfortable setting to host a conference or meeting.

“We can support any group that would like to come here,” Bristow says.

Bristow contributed to a 40 percent increase in revenues for conference services during his tenure at Wheaton College, and he continues to strive to surpass clients’ expectations while at North Central College. He holds an M.B.A. and a bachelor of arts in marketing, both from North Park University.

His professional affiliations include memberships with the Association of Collegiate Conference & Events Directors-International (AACED-I) and Religious Conference Management Association (RCMA). His previous experience includes work as a marketing and sales representative for a local radio station; owner/operator of Ragamuffin Coffee House in St. Charles; and serving as a missionary, youth pastor and accountant for Evangelical Covenant Church in Hinsdale.