I never dreamed that I would start a business, especially one in promotional product marketing. Growing up I wanted to be the statistician for the Chicago Cubs or be a lawyer from my fascination with the show LA Law.
I attended Marquette University with the belief that I could study any major I wanted and still could end up at a business. So I switched from the business school to study Political Science and loved my four years. When I graduated, I decided not to work in government but instead found my way into Danaher Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, in a purchasing department at their Chicago Armstrong Tools division. When I got married, I moved to Milwaukee and became a purchasing manager for a division of a Fortune 500 company (Leggett & Platt). During my time there I shored up my business knowledge by earning my MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
In 2004, I was looking to change careers and took the chance working in sales for a small promotional product company. That company folded in 2005, so I decided to start my own and that is how I came to run Magellan Promotions.
I really enjoy helping organizations find creative and memorable ways to strategically use promotional products to help solve their marketing challenges. I am so proud of the team that we have built through the years and am incredibly proud to be the captain of this ship!