Lizz Torgovnick: Event Planner

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If you want funny anecdotes about the formative years of this week’s guest, you would do better to contact her mother, who just happens to be our professor.  My concern with Lizz Torgovnick, however, is her professional career.  She began, like us, as a student at Duke University where she graduated with a B.A. in Visual Arts and Art History in 2004.[1] Inspired by her mother’s research on World War II, Lizz completed two photography projects, “Warbooks” and “Evidence,” to contribute to Marianna Torgovnick’s 2005 book The War Complex.  According to the acknowledgements, Lizz also suggested the title.[2]


Torgovnick received a Benenson Award in 2004 to study the visual evidence of war, a project which took her to Spain and France to study artifacts, artwork, and even graffiti pertaining to their history of civil dissent.[3] Lizz began working with Paint the Town Red, a part of the Global Events Group which helps coordinate and plan events for large corporations, as their office assistant in 2005.  Her determination to expand the company’s website and branding of the Team Building department led the company to promote her to the role of Production Coordinator in the summer of 2007.  Torgovnick’s new position includes supporting Team Building, producing events, and experiential marketing programs.[4]


Lizz Torgovnick is reportedly the best sister on the planet and a “darn good editor” as well.[5] Lizz married John Lomanto on June 7 of this year.  Those hoping to send late wedding gifts should consider Williams-Sonoma, where the couple was registered.[6]



[2] Torgovnick, Marianna (2005). The War Complex: World War II in Our Time. University of Chicago Press, p. 148.



[5] Torgovnick, Kate (2008). Cheer!: Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleaders. Touchstone, p. 355.



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