Director of Community Relations, North Shore Senior Center
17 year career break
"After I received my BS in Marketing from University of Illinois, I began my career in marketing and advertising research at Leo Burnett and then Kraft Foods. While at Kraft, I received my MBA in Marketing and Management Policy from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University while rising to manage market research for several product categories, before leaving to be a stay at home mom and raise a family for 17 years.
"After exploring options for a career change and re-entry, I eventually became a part-time trip planner for OASIS Chicago, which fosters lifelong learning for older adults. In 2006, this led to my full-time position as Director of Community Relations for North Shore Senior Center where I oversee advertising, public relations, publications, community education, special events and food service for this social service and lifelong learning non-profit agency. I should add that my inspiration for my career path is my mother, a relauncher before there was a name for it."
Background: Advertising/PR Industry
Pre-Break: Marketing and Advertising Research, Kraft Foods