Vice president of sales, Wisconsin Center District
Hometown: Mankato, Minnesota
Education: Southwest Minnesota State University, bachelor’s in hotel and restaurant management
Previous position: Area associate director of sales, Marcus Hotels & Resorts
What drew you to this position?
“Since moving to Milwaukee three years ago, I’ve seen the renaissance that the city is going through. So having the opportunity to represent the Wisconsin Center District on a regional, national and even international level is really what caught my attention. Milwaukee is buzzing; people want to know what’s going on in our city.”
What’s next for you?
“The Wisconsin Center District is looking to complete our expansion and on top of it, we’re a contender to host the Democratic National Convention in 2020. Being in my position and having the opportunity to be a part of the economic impact really excites me. The momentum that (president and chief executive officer Marty Brooks) has been able to create in the first year of his role here, to be a part of his team, is unparalleled to any other experience I would have in the city.”
Likes about Milwaukee?
“I have fallen in love with the city. One thing I really appreciate is the unique event scene. You truly can have a different experience every night of the week if you wanted to. I live in Bay View and love having the lake be steps away from the house and going on the Oak Leaf Trail and experiencing the outdoors.”
What are you reading/watching?
“I’m currently reading ‘Purposeful Hustle’ by a local Milwaukee author, Deanna Singh. TED Talks are also on my YouTube channel nonstop. I’m always listening to talks on leadership, adapting to change, and marketing yourself or your organization. I’ve also become a hardcore fan of watching the Milwaukee Bucks at Fiserv Forum and, being from Minnesota and a hockey fan, checking out the Admirals at Panther Arena.”