The Creative Alliance Milwaukee (CAM) announced that Maggie Kuhn Jacobus has returned to Milwaukee as its new president and executive director.
Kuhn Jacobus was selected based on her experience in both for-profit and nonprofit start-up entities, strategic planning, staff management, internal team building, external coalition building and stakeholder relations, according to the organization.
Kuhn Jacobus, who recently returned to Milwaukee after spending the past seven years living abroad and in the Western United States, has more than 25 years of experience in marketing, public relations, journalism, consulting and volunteering— the majority of it in or directly related to the creative industries, which is the focus of the CAM.
“As demonstrated in my own career path choices and concentrations, I possess a passion for CAM’s mission and am excited to elevate this organization to the next level of linking, leveraging, promoting and growing the creative industries in the Milwaukee region,” Kuhn Jacobus said. “I have lived in some of the most beautiful places on earth and I chose to relocate back to Milwaukee because I count it not only as one of the most beautiful, but one of the most dynamic, exciting and energizing cities in the world. Milwaukee is a gem and Creative Alliance Milwaukee is one way to make it shine its brightest.”
Prior to joining the CAM, Kuhn Jacobus served as director of public relations for the Greater Milwaukee Convention and Visitors Bureau (now Visit Milwaukee), as well as frequent collaborations from her own public relations consultancy with the Greater Milwaukee Committee (GMC); Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC); Milwaukee Arts Board; Waukesha Chamber of Commerce; County Executive and Mayors’ offices; and Spirit of Milwaukee.
Jill Morin, board co-chair of the CAM, said, “We are very pleased Maggie has joined Creative Alliance Milwaukee. Her knowledge of the creative industries and passion for enhancing Milwaukee’s brand will be a great asset for our region.”