Mizzou junior navigates the world of celebrity agents and events
Lauren Rutherford confidently walked to the dressing room at the Missouri Theatre with one thing on her mind: keeping the next celebrity speaker happy. The University of Missouri junior had specially requested tea and snacks ready. There was one loose end: lemon slices. “He needs those for the tea,” she said to a Mizzou Speakers Series staffer.
It’s details like this that has made Rutherford especially good at her job as chairwoman of the campus organization, and she has helped bring to campus the likes of famed primatologist Jane Goodall, kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart and actor Adrian Grenier.
Much of her job on event nights is in the details, and sometimes she has to put out a few fires.