Welcome to this week’s Familiar Faces Friday! This week we are introducing Jennifer Strom, who is our Marketing/Communications Specialist. Jennifer works on many projects across United Way of Lake County, and one happens to be this blog! Continue reading to learn more about Jennifer.
When did you start working at United Way of Lake County?
I started on September 5, 2017.
What is your title and role?
My title is Marketing/Communications Specialist. In my role, I assist our Digital Marketing and Communications Manager with maintaining an integrated, strategic marketing and communications program. This includes providing support with social media, print and electronic materials, donor communications, multimedia applications, and special events.
What made you want to be a part of this organization?
I had been working for a financial institution in downtown Chicago for several years when I decided it was time for a change. It was my goal to find an environment that was supportive and collaborative and to find work that was creative, inspiring and fulfilling. United Way of Lake County ticked all those boxes and felt like a great fit from the start. I love the work that United Way does and never imagined I’d get to be a part of such a wonderful, caring and hardworking group of individuals.
Which of United Way’s programs do you connect to most and why?
Since I am so new, I haven’t had the chance to connect to a specific program yet. However, I can say that I love how all the programs are connected in that they each focus on education and building safe and stable families. I am truly impressed by the work we do and our effect on the community. I’m proud to be a part of this team.
What is your favorite part of your job here?
Being in the Marketing department, I get a chance to work on projects and initiatives with every department. I love learning more about the work UWLC does and getting to know everyone at this organization.
When you are not at work, what kinds of things do you do with your time?
My favorite thing to do is to spend quality time with my husband, Casey, and pup, Ollie. Some of my other favorite activities include watching comedy shows and standup comedy specials, painting, singing, traveling and spending time with my family.
Thank you for joining us this week for another Familiar Faces Friday. Catch up on our past Staff Spotlights here.