The Oshkosh Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCVB) is a private, not-for-profit organization, funded solely through room tax dollars from Oshkosh hotels. Its mission is to promote Oshkosh, Wisconsin’s Event City and Winnebago County as a premier destination for corporate, sports and leisure groups and individual visitors.
My memories of Oshkosh started forming back in 1974 when my family moved here from Connecticut. I graduated from high school here and later finished my college degree at UW Oshkosh. Many of my favorite life experiences trace themselves back to this event-filled city. One of the things I love most about Oshkosh is that there is never a dull moment, and no matter where I go (even the Winnebago County Best Friends Dog Park!), I can count on seeing someone I know. I consider myself an ambassador of Oshkosh, and my role at the Convention and Visitors Bureau is to invite meeting and event planners so they can experience our phenomenal city and superb hospitality first-hand. Much of my work involves travel and every time I leave, I am reminded of how much I love this corner of the world. Though we host close to 1,000 events every year, my all-time favorite is when thousands of aircraft descend on our fair city during EAA AirVenture, the week-long aviation celebration. What an incredible gathering of talent and passion that week promises and never falls short of. I am proud to live and work here, and I love sharing with others all of the great selling points Oshkosh has to offer.
Oshkosh really is: Wisconsin’s Event City – I am so proud to be a part of it. I have had the opportunity to welcome so many different teams, conferences, concerts, meetings, sporting events, fishing tournaments and parades to our city. As the Sales and Service Manager, one of my roles is to provide services and activities for the above mentioned groups. I have been able to think outside of the box and show visitors what makes Oshkosh so special and unique. Outside of work, I love to spend time with my husband Mike and our kids Mitch and Maddy. We love to moped, boat on Lake Winnebago and attend Green Bay Packer and Wisconsin Timber Rattler games. I am very involved with our community as an Ambassador for the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce and Oshkosh Mid-Morning Kiwanis. This year has been a whirlwind, and I am so excited that the Wisconsin Herd will make its permanent home Oshkosh, starting fall of 2017!!
Hello, Friends! Welcome to our fantastic About Us page. Thanks for taking the time to get to know us. If you are considering a visit to our wonderful city, stop considering it and just come here! According to our research, Oshkosh, affectionately known as Wisconsin’s Event City, is the best city in Wisconsin and probably the world (maybe the world, our research isn’t that extensive). When you visit our beautiful city, I invite you to come to our office and hang out with our friendly staff. I am the Marketing Manager and will be your best resource for media and other public relation information. Here are a few of the other things I do around here: play on Facebook and Instagram all day, tell people that Oshkosh is the best city in the world, surf the net, go to events and then write about how much fun I had at the event and tweet about how sweet it is to live in Wisconsin’s Event City. I my free time, if I’m not at one of Oshkosh’s incredible events, you can find me outside riding my bike on the Wiouwash Trail, kayaking a local lake, sipping a craft beer (that should say beers because who can have just one) or hanging out downtown on the Riverwalk. Whether you plan to live, work or play here, you’re going to love Oshkosh… I do!
My whole career has revolved around the hospitality industry. Now that I am “retired,” being a part of the outstanding CVB team is a perfect fit. My position requires me to help wherever I’m needed. I register guests at conferences/conventions, answer phones, send information packets to people interested in experiencing the Event City, put together welcome bags for visiting groups and much more. As a part-time employee, I always look forward to my work days because they are never the same. I am so impressed with how aggressive and successful our bureau is and how well we all work together as a true team. Away from work I love golfing, going to my grandchildren’s athletic and school events, traveling and spending time with family and friends. Being a retiree, I couldn’t ask for more – I’m enjoying life, I’m living the dream in the Event City and I’m part of a great team at the Oshkosh Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.