Jan. 18, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Anna Jensen, 25, is relatively new to the community of West Bend. A transplant from Edgerton, Wisconsin just south of Madison, Jensen moved to town for a job in radio sales. Now a short year and a half later she’s the new events director for the Downtown West Bend Association.
Jensen studied meteorology in college. She took courses like physics and chemistry and interned at a couple of TV stations in the weather department.
“I’m really more into the people and less into the computers,” she said, while visiting Tuesday morning in the Main Street office of the DWBA. “That’s what kind of brought me into sales. I can start a conversation with a stranger and have no problem talking to anybody.”
Aside from her strong social skills, Jensen has managed to successfully network in West Bend and surrounding communities. She’s a member of the green coats with the West Bend Chamber of Commerce and she’s with the Hartford Chamber.
Last year Jensen worked closely with the DWBA marketing several events including the Downtown West Bend Concourse/ToAD, Maxwell Street Day and Music on Main.
“I’d really like to grow the current events and maybe build another event that comes up in the following year,” she said.
Carol Baranyk will be working along side Jensen. “She’s a perfect fit for this position,” said Baranyk. “She’s not afraid to strike up a conversation with someone, she’s enthusiastic, and hopefully with meteorology in her background she’ll be able to predict the weather and keep the rain away for Music on Main.”
For more information on the Downtown West Bend Association click HERE.