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VISIT Milwaukee CEO Peggy Williams-Smith Headlines Newsmaker Lunch Hour

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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Peggy Williams-Smith, president and CEO of VISIT Milwaukee, will be the featured guest at a virtual event set for noon on Thursday, July 16. This Newsmaker Lunch Hour is presented by a partnership between the Milwaukee Press Club and

A Greenfield native, Williams-Smith has spent her entire career in the hospitality industry. Before taking the top job at VISIT Milwaukee last fall, she was a senior vice-president with Marcus Hotels & Resorts, having worked her way up from her start there as a bartender and food server. VISIT Milwaukee is the city’s primary driver for tourism, which in previous years has supported more than 50,000 jobs and brought in more than $5 billion annually in the metro area.

Williams-Smith, will field questions from a panel of journalists from noon to 1 p.m., moderated by Milwaukee Press Club President Gene Mueller, host of Wisconsin’s Morning News at Newsradio 620 WTMJ.

The media panel:
Sarah Hauer – Business reporter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Rich Kirchen – Senior reporter, Milwaukee Business Journal
Mike Spaulding – Managing editor, News Radio 620 WTMJ

You must register in advance to view this event. Registration can be done by booking below. Those who register will receive a link on the morning of the event so they can view it live.

The Milwaukee Press Club’s Newsmaker Luncheon Series is underwritten by presenting sponsor Spectrum News 1 and sustaining sponsor Mueller QAAS, LLC. partners with the press club for this luncheon as part of its ongoing event series in Milwaukee, sponsored by UW-Milwaukee, Wisconsin Academy of Global Education and Training, ELEVEN25 at Pabst, Milwaukee Police Association, The Firm Consulting, Medical College of Wisconsin and Spectrum.

Questions? Please contact Joette Richards, Milwaukee Press Club executive director, at or call 262-894-2224.


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  • Spectrum News 1

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  • Mueller QAAS, LLC


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