Agents of Change: Megan Husband, Visit Milwaukee

By Connect Staff, September 8, 2016

Megan Husband
Convention Sales Manager, Visit Milwaukee
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Change-Making 101: Few suppliers can say their minor in college was comparative religion, and that they’ve visited churches, temples and mosques in 25 countries, but such is the case with Husband. “I have always been eager to learn as much as I can about each religion I work with,” she says. “I am tolerant and accepting of all people and faiths, and want everyone to feel comfortable and welcome in Milwaukee.”

How She Got Here: Husband came from leisure tourism, but jumped at the chance to take on the faith-based convention market segment when she accepted a position at Visit Milwaukee. Her fascination with world religions made this market a perfect fit. “From that point on I was hooked! Eight years later, I still believe this segment has some of the kindest, most giving people.”

The Numbers Game: She has worked with groups of 15 to 35,000 people from different religions, but says her greatest career accomplishments “do not involve booking one particular group, but having the opportunity to grow this market and put Milwaukee back on the map in regard to faith-based conferences.”

Inspired By: “When a planner says to me, ‘What an amazing gem of a city you have!’”

Secret to Her Success: Being herself. “People are naturally drawn to people they can trust and feel comfortable around.”

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