I am originally from Connecticut, but have spent a good part of my life in Illinois, in particular the South Suburbs.
Where do you work?
I work at The Executives’ Club of Chicago, Chicago’s premier professional membership organization and business forum.
What is your position?
I am the Senior Membership Specialist.
Why did you become a member of YPC?
I became a member of YPC because I was looking for an outlet to connect with other like-minded, young professionals. For me it is extremely important to learn from others, outside of your organization, and grow your personal brand. The structure of the YPC allows for meaningful networking and personal/ professional development.
What do you believe is the most important issue facing the Chicago business community?
I believe that the one of the most important issues is the role of culture in the workplace. It is imperative to create a culture that allows for creativity, comradery and productivity therefore creating work environments that allow employees to be themselves and work collaboratively. With millennial's being the largest working demographic in the workforce today, it will be very important for companies to adjust to the current trends of social media, work-where-you-want and baristas!
What is your favorite song?
Currently, I am listening to anything by Johnnyswim. They are an American folk, singer-songwriter duo that, as cliché as it sounds, speaks to me. Their song Take the World is currently on repeat.
What is your favorite activity to do in Chicago?
My favorite activity in Chicago would have to be Second Friday’s at the Fine Arts Building. The artists open their doors to the public on the second Friday of every month from 6:00pm-9:00pm and you can walk around, eat, drink and meet the artists.