“I’ve always been a big fan of Milwaukee. I grew up (in the area), decided to live here after going to college out of state, and just being a part of the community in general. And when I saw the opening for the position, I thought it would be a really good opportunity to build those connections that I’ve made through social media and create new relationships with those in the community and really help VISIT Milwaukee achieve our goals as an organization.”
What would you say is Milwaukee’s biggest selling point to visitors?
“We’re a super affordable and accessible city. You can travel to Milwaukee and really make your dollar go farther here. … Plus, our attractions are so unique and things that set us apart, like the Art Museum on the lakefront, all of our trails, having a RiverWalk and a lakefront both publicly accessible. I think that we have a lot of unique qualities that we take for granted sometimes as locals that visitors see as really amazing qualities that make Milwaukee great.”
What are the challenges in taking a new role amid the COVID-19 pandemic?
“I haven’t met all my coworkers in person yet. I’ve met some of them via Zoom or Microsoft Teams, and I’ve met some in person. It’s interesting because in my previous job I was working entirely remote (during the pandemic), now I’m actually in the office for half of the week. So, it’s been great to have some social interaction again with people.”
What’s your biggest career motivation?
“I like to make a difference in people’s lives. Just being there for my customers or my coworkers and being able to make a difference in our community is something I don’t take for granted.”
Partnership sales manager, VISIT Milwaukee
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