Marianne Riddell is the Assistant to the Athletic Director/Director of Special Events. She serves as the primary contact and provides support for the athletic director. Riddell's primary duties for development include coordinating external special events for the Weisbecker Scholarship Fund and sport reunions for all former Redbird athletes as part of the RB4L Club.
Riddell began working for the Illinois State Athletics in 2009. Prior to joining the athletics staff, she worked over 10 years in marketing and communications.
A native of Highland Park, Ill., Riddell earned two degrees from the University of Missouri, a Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Arts in English degrees, and plans to complete her Master's Degree in Communication from Illinois State in December 2013. She is married and has three teenage daughters.