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Lura Calder
Executive Assistant, Events


Lura Calder is the executive assistant to Jayne Van Hoen, executive director of events at the Milken Institute. In addition to previous roles as an executive personal assistant, she has years of experience as a graphic designer, director, editor, and production manager in film, television, and theater. She has produced and coordinated many events, including the DeBeers Diamond Jewelry Awards in Brussels and shows for companies such as Coca-Cola and Microsoft. Calder worked for Fox Italia and Blue Art Productions in Italy and Belgium for more than a decade and is the writer, producer and editor of the award-winning documentary feature film “The Puppeteers.” She holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and works at the Institute’s Santa Monica office.