Sara Meaney, who recently left her post as Wisconsin Department of Tourism secretary-designee, has taken a new position with the Dohmen Company Foundation. Meaney was recently hired as the Milwaukee-based foundation’s chief marketing and communications officer. “We are excited to bring Sara’s versatile skill set and creative energy to our leadership team,” said Kathy Koshgarian, president and chief operating officer of the Dohmen Company Foundation. “Her experience and proven impact across public, private and nonprofit sectors brings velocity to the organization as we realize our vision to promote healthy communities powered by healthy people.” Meaney headed the state’s tourism department under Gov. Tony Evers' Administration from December 2018 until November 2020. Prior to joining the Evers Administration, she was the chief marketing and development officer for Milwaukee Film. She was also previously managing director of BVK from 2013-‘18, partner and president of Hanson Dodge Creative from 2011-‘13 and partner for Comet Branding + PR from 2009-‘11. In her new role, Meaney will lead marketing strategies, branding and communication efforts across Dohmen’s portfolio of programs, social businesses and community engagement channels, the foundation said. “The opportunity to combine my experiences, strengths and desire to positively impact communities and the people within them is exciting,” Meaney said. “I’m proud to be part of an organization that sees the importance of empowering people to live their healthiest life. I truly believe that heathy communities start with healthy people.” “We find Sara’s cross-sector skills and experience perfectly aligned for this role to catalyze the necessary change that lies before us,” said Cynthia LaConte, Dohmen Company Foundation board member and former CEO. The Dohmen Company Foundation, which is currently headquartered in Milwaukee’s Third Ward, announced in December its plans to renovate and move to the former Fein Brothers Building on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Milwaukee.
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