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Meet the Team

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Katy Hepner
DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EVENTS
Patrick Howey
SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR
Ashley Nogel
SPECIAL EVENTS ASSISTANT
Katy Hepner
Director of Special Events
Contact Information:
(734) 647-1261 | katjacks@umich.edu

Katy Hepner has worked for the University of Michigan Athletic Department since 2007. She began as an Assistant Director of Marketing & Promotions focusing on volleyball, men’s & women’s basketball, and baseball. In 2011 she was name the Special Events Coordinator and tasked with creating and successively implementing a new Premium Rental Program. Katy enjoys working with each and every client to help plan an unforgettable event!


Katy is a 2007 (BA, Sport Management & BS, Physical Education) and 2010 (MA, Sport Management) graduate of the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology.


Outside of Michigan Athletics, Katy is a certified Jazzercise Instructor and has taught youth & competitive dance for 15+ years. Katy, her husband (a baseball coach at Wayne State University), and son Jackson and daughter Lily reside in Dexter, MI.

Contact Information:
(734) 647-1261 | katjacks@umich.edu
Patrick Howey
Special Events Coordinator
Contact Information:
(734) 764-5616 | pathowey@umich.edu

Patrick Howey Joined the University of Michigan Athletic Department in 2015. He began as an Operations and Event Management Coordinator. Working as the Event Manager for the Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse, Men’s and Women’s Tennis, and Women’s Soccer Team. Patrick also assisted with the Football, Basketball, Volleyball, and Softball teams.


Prior to the University of Michigan, Patrick earned his Master of Science, in Sport Management, from Eastern Michigan University, while working as the Graduate Operations Manager for the Men’s Basketball Team.


Patrick earned his Bachelor of Science, in Kinesiology, from Michigan State University. During his undergrad, Patrick was a member of the Wheaties Fuel Triathlon Team.

Contact Information:
(734) 764-5616 | pathowey@umich.edu
Ashley Nogel
Special Events Assistant
Contact Information:
(734) 764-4599 | asnogel@umich.edu

Ashley Nogel joined the University of Michigan Athletics Department in June 2018 as a Special Events Assistant. Ashley assists with coordinating non-gameday event rentals at Michigan Stadium, the Crisler Center and the U-M Golf Course. She also assists the Operations & Events Management team on gameday at football, men’s & women’s basketball and track & field. Ashley enjoys working with each client on every aspect of their event to ensure a memorable experience.

Ashley earned her Bachelor of Science in Event Management, with a minor in General Business, from Iowa State University in 2018. During her time as a student at Iowa State, she worked as an intern for the Athletics Department coordinating special events & reunions for the Cyclone Club and Letterwinners Club. Ashley also worked for the ISU Alumni Association as a Student Employee Coordinator.

Outside of planning special events, Ashley loves to spend time with her family and friends. She also enjoys baking, reading, crafts and interior decorating.

Contact Information:
(734) 764-4599 | asnogel@umich.edu
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