Bubbler Executive of the Week

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 10:05 am

Peggy Williams Smith, corporate director of catering for Marcus Hotels and Resorts

Name: Peggy Williams-Smith

Title: Corporate director of catering

Company: Marcus Hotels and Resorts

Company address: 100 E. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 1950

Company web site: www.marcushotels.com

Industry: Hospitality

Education: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Family:  Husband, Tim, is the general manager of InterContinental Milwaukee

Hobbies and Interests: Eating out, traveling, charity work.

Favorite book and/or movie: "Just read the new John Grisham book, ‘The Appeal,’ and it was quite good. Favorite movie is ‘Steel Magnolias.’"
Favorite musician/band: Bon Jovi

Favorite place to visit/vacation: "Anywhere warm with a pool and a tiki bar."

Favorite local restaurant:  "Kil@wat."

Words to live by: "Do unto others."

What is your core philosophy for doing business?  "You do business with people you trust."

Who is your role model and why? "My role model is a very wise woman that I worked with years ago at my first hotel job – she knew business and the politics of the company and taught me how to navigate both while still maintaining my sanity."

What was the funniest thing that has ever happened to you? "I was doing a three-hotel site tour and someone was bringing the hotel Suburban around. The Suburban pulled up, and we started to get in. Turn’s out it was (Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. chief executive officer) Ed Zore’s personal car, not the company Suburban. Laughter ensued."

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