Notable Food and Beverage Executives: Julio Henriquez

General Manager / Wisconsin Center District

  • Category: Notable Food and Beverage Executives
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 12
  • Undergrad degree/university: Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance, Universidad Autonoma de Nayarit

Since arriving in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Center District general manager Julio Henriquez has shown initiative in creating buzzworthy experiences for guests at WCD venues, according to colleagues.

“He successfully navigated safety measures brought on by COVID-19, prioritizing team members’ safety, while still selling events for 2021 and beyond,” said Sarah Maio, vice president of marketing and communications for the Wisconsin Center District. “He lives the WCD mantra to ‘be bold, be proud, be experience obsessed,’ showing genuine care for everyone who enters the WCD venues while delivering premiere service.”

Henriquez began his career at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in Mexico, Costa Rica and San Francisco. Prior to joining WCD in 2020, he was general manager for Levy Restaurants in Boston. 

When he was originally approached to make the move from Boston to Milwaukee, he started researching the area and found Milwaukee referred to as “the pearl of the Midwest” and was immediately intrigued by what the city had to offer. 

“With the Wisconsin Center expansion underway, Henriquez recognizes the potential WCD has to raise the bar for hospitality in Milwaukee, making our city a not-to-be-missed destination,” Maio said.

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