Meet the Ascedian: Amy Grabowski

senior account manager amy grabowski

What makes Ascedia special? Our people! Every week, we'll introduce you to a member of our team so you can get to know us a little better.

NAME AND TITLE

Amy Grabowski -- Senior Account Manager

MY TYPICAL WORKDAY

My work day is typically spent on status calls, answering and following up with clients via phone calls and/or emails on new requests and/or questions, working on new project SOWs or estimates, internal meetings for current projects and making sure we are meeting client expectations of quality of work as well as budget and timelines. I jump back and forth between a number of different clients per day, typically around 3-7. 

HOW I CHOSE MY CAREER PATH

I was lucky enough to know what I wanted to do early on in life. I went to a high school that provided numerous marketing and entrepreneurial classes and I found business strategy and solutions interesting.  

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING AT ASCEDIA

I was working at OnMilwaukee.com and my internship was about to end. I really enjoyed the online marketing space and was lucky enough for a mentor to introduce me to Ascedia - specifically Dan Early. I liked the laid-back feel of the company and all the interesting things they were doing online compared to other agencies in Milwaukee. 

EDUCATION

Beloit Memorial High School and a bachelor's degree in Marketing from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

HIGH SCHOOL MASCOT

Knight

FIRST JOB

I babysat for family friends and church members since I was 12, but my first "real" job was at Rogan’s Shoes in Beloit when I was 16. 

BEST PIECE OF CAREER/PROFESSIONAL ADVICE I'VE RECEIVED

Hard work or going the extra mile never goes unnoticed. Continue to strive to be your best and others will notice and help you get where you want to be.

PERSONAL HERO

I have a lot of mentors and they are all my heroes (they should know who they are).

FAVORITE MILWAUKEE HANGOUT

Oh goodness! I have so many, but here are a few: Organ Piper Pizza, Brass Tap, MKE Brewing Company, Marcus Amphitheater, Pabst Theater, Best Place, and anywhere along Lake Michigan. 

LAST BOOK READ

Currently reading the Game of Thrones series… it’s a never-ending process. The last full book I finished was the Fault in our Stars. I read a lot!

PERSON I'D MOST LIKE TO MEET (LIVING OR DEAD)

Mother Teresa

FAMILY

My parents live in Beloit and celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary this year! I have one younger sister who also lives in Milwaukee. She has a degree in early education and is hoping to open up her own daycare in 2017. My family is my rock and my motivation; I wouldn’t be who I am without their continual support.

Speaking of family, I have a wonderful husband, Aaron Grabowski, who I have been with since 2007 and married in May 2015. We welcomed our son Emmett to our family on August 11, 2016. We also have two cats (Bella and Leine) and live in New Berlin. Aaron pushes me to be a better person and is always the one at a party who is having the most fun. Emmett is proof that miracles do exist and he brings me such joy. 

WHAT I DO IN MY SPARE TIME

When not adjusting to being a new homeowner and a new mom, I enjoy playing team sports such as volleyball and bowling. I love being outside. My husband and I try to get up North (Crivitz, WI) as much as we can to unwind and unplug.

SECRET TALENT

It’s a secret…

MOST MEANINGFUL ACCOMPLISHMENT

Being a mom! What a great journey it has been and continues to be…

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