Connie Kopecky

Connie Kopecky

Account Executive

What year did you start at VISIT Milwaukee?

What major events you have worked on? 
World Cup Olympics in Rio and Sochi

Why are you passionate about your market segment?
I really enjoy working with the smaller meetings and offering the same services we offer to the city wide events. Planners are always pleasantly surprised to know that we will assist them with all of the details and that we value these small meetings as much as the large ones.

What is your favorite/most inspirational thing about your job?
My favorite think about my job is working with such a diverse group of individuals and meeting so many new and interesting people who are passionate about what they do. I learn so much from all of my clients.

What is your personal background?
I am originally from Eau Claire, WI. My husband and I have been married 25 years and have two children, a son, Sam 25 and a daughter, Sydney 23. We also have two dogs one which is our baby. She is a 2 year old German Shorthair Pointer named Bristol. She is spoiled rotten by all of us. The other is a 9 year old Ratchi which we rescued. May I say, no good deed goes unpunished.

What is something fun about you?
I love spending my free time at our family's house in Northern Wisconsin. At home, I love to attend live events, sports, concerts, etc. My husband and I love to check out local breweries and restaurants too.

What are some "can't miss" Milwaukee experiences?
A visit to Lakefront Brewery and the tour Take a drive along the lake front - past the Art Museum to see the Calatrava Public Market, Riverwalk and Third Ward tour Brewers or Bucks Game if they are in town An order of cheese curds!

What is your favorite Milwaukee memory?
There are so many favorite memories in Milwaukee. Probably attending a main stage concert at the Summerfest grounds during the festival. Being on the lakefront, the party atmosphere, and the incredible music.

If you could only eat one Milwaukee staple food forever, what would it be?
I would consider brats and cheese curds a Milwaukee staple food, if I had to choose I would pick cheese curds, fresh and or deep fried. You can't go wrong.

What is your favorite Milwaukee tradition?
My family loves the Friday Fish Fry. So much that my son's nickname in college was 'Fish Fry". He would bring his friends from school in Iowa over the border on Friday's to show them all how good it is.

What is your favorite Milwaukee "fun fact"?
There are so many fun and obscure facts about Milwaukee, but one of the least know is that the Skywalk that crosses over the Milwaukee River is the only skywalk that exists over boat traffic.