MISSY SETTERS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Missy Setters joined the staff in 1996, serving as Media Relations Director and then in 2003 was promoted to Assistant Executive Director for Media Relations. Prior to that she served six years in the LSU Sports Information Department, most recently as publications director and then as Media Relations Director with the Shreveport Pirates of the CFL. She was a four-year letter winner on the LSU women’s golf team. Missy is married to Ross Setters, and they have one daughter, Codi (16).
JEFF BUTLER DIRECTOR OF EVENTS AND OPERATIONS
Jeff Butler joined the Independence Bowl staff full time in August 2015 after interning during the spring and summer of 2015. Originally from Arlington, Va., Jeff moved to Louisiana in 2011, and recently moved to the Shreveport area. He is finishing his undergraduate degree of Sports Administration at LSU-Shreveport. Jeff and his fiancé, Emalee, have a son Mathis (2).
ANN CROUCH TICKETING & BUSINESS OPERATIONS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Ann Crouch joined the staff in June of 2009. She has lived in Shreveport for most of her adult life and has two children and four grandchildren.
JEFF DITTMER ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR SALES
Jeff Dittmer joined the staff on a full-time basis in August of 2003. Prior to that he served as an intern from August of 2002 to January of 2003. He earned a Master’s Degree in Education with an emphasis on Sport Administration from Wayne State College in May of 2003. Prior to that he earned an A.A. degree in Business Administration from Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska. Jeff’s previous work experiences in the sport and recreation field came as the Director of Land Sports for Kamp Kohut in 1999 and as an intern at the Norfolk Family YMCA. Jeff and his wife Michele have a daughter, McKenzie (10), and a son Carter (7).
ELLINGTON JOFFRION TICKET MANAGER
Ellington Joffrion joined the Independence Bowl staff in August 2015. He is a longtime Shreveport native and a C.E. Byrd Alum. He received his degree from LSU in Sports Administration while serving two years in different capacities in the LSU Athletic Ticket Office. He was also a participant of Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome as part of the Guest Services Staff. He returned to Shreveport after working at the Spartan Ticket Office of Michigan State University as an Intern where he assisted with sales for the 2015 Final Four. Ellington is excited to bring all of his experiences and talents back home.
STEFAN NOLET DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC & MEDIA RELATIONS
Stefan Nolet joined the staff as the Public & Media Relations Director in August of 2012. He spent the previous two years as an intern in the Oklahoma State media relations office, where he served as the primary media contact for men’s and women’s cross country and track and field, as well as men’s tennis. Stefan also served as a public relations intern for the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League during the 2010-11 season. Stefan earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Broadcasting with emphases in Sports Media and Public Relations from Oklahoma State in 2011. He earned a Master’s of Education in Sports and Exercise Leadership from East Texas Baptist University in December of 2014.