Peggy Williams-Smith of Visit Milwaukee Headlines Newsmaker Luncheon

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Join us for a Newsmaker Luncheon with Peggy Williams-Smith of Visit Milwaukee.

Visit Milwaukee’s president and CEO, Peggy Williams-Smith, will be the featured guest at a Newsmaker Luncheon set for noon on Monday, June 24, hosted by the Milwaukee Press Club and

With more than 25 years in the hospitality and economic development industries, Williams-Smith, Visit’s first female president and CEO, shepherded Milwaukee’s tourism organization through the pandemic, the 2020 Democratic National Convention and the Milwaukee Bucks’ 2021 championship run among other high-profile events. She also led the city’s effort in its successful bid to host the upcoming 2024 Republican National Convention. Now on the cusp of the RNC, set to run July 15-18 at Fiserv Forum, Williams-Smith will discuss Visit Milwaukee’s role in the city and surrounding metro area.

Williams-Smith will take questions from a panel of journalists and from the audience at the luncheon, to be moderated by Milwaukee Press Club President Maryann Lazarski, series/documentary producer for Milwaukee PBS.

The media panel:
Susan Kim – TMJ4 News
Rich Kirchen – Milwaukee Business Journal
Ricardo Torres – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The luncheon is set for 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Newsroom Pub, 137 E. Wells St. in Milwaukee.

The Milwaukee Press Club’s Newsmaker Luncheon series is underwritten by presenting sponsor Spectrum News 1 and supporting sponsor We Energies. partners with the press club as part of its ongoing event series in Milwaukee, sponsored by UW-Milwaukee, Wisconsin Academy of Global Education and Training, ELEVEN25 at Pabst, Medical College of Wisconsin, Commercial Association of REALTORS and Spectrum.


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The press club’s Newsmaker Luncheons are held to inform the public about the people and issues that affect individuals and communities in Milwaukee and Wisconsin. The cost to attend is $25 for MPC members, $30 for non-members and $20 for students. Lunch is included. Seating is limited. Advanced registration and payment are required and may be done by booking below. Checks may be mailed to the MPC at PO Box 176, North Prairie, WI  53153-0176. Cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.

June 2024 Newsmaker – Peggy Williams-Smith of Visit Milwaukee


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