Staff Spotlight: Meet Kristine Hilsdorf
November 9, 2021
Kristine Hilsdorf is our Manager, Government Affairs & Workforce Development, and our latest staff spotlight!
Kristine’s role is to work to improve workforce development and help the regional economy.
Learn a little bit more about Kristine in this brief Q&A.
Q: What is your background in/what type of work were you in before the Partnership?
A: Before joining the Partnership, I worked for two members of Congress for 6 years and worked 2 years as a Deputy Director for a non-profit in Washington, DC.
Q: What do you like to do for fun?
A: Hiking, riding bikes, kayaking… anything outside!
Q: What is your favorite part about living in Buffalo?
A: The people and being by family. I love how people can strike up a conversation with a stranger and how friendly people can be.
Q: What are you doing differently post-pandemic that you didn’t do before?
A: Prioritize regular exercise and overall wellbeing.
Q: What do you like best about working from home?
A: Daily pet therapy with my miniature dachshund, Gwennie.
Q: Since you are no longer commuting to work, how do you fill your drive time?
A: I use the morning time to create a daily to-do list to maximize my productivity for the day. I use the evening time to get a head start on making dinner.
Connect with Kristine.
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Staff Spotlight: Meet Stephanie Wehrlin
We are pleased to introduce Stephanie Wehrlin, BNP’s Assistant Event and Program Manager as our latest Staff Spotlight.
Stephanie has a specific focus on our Young Professional division, BN360. She creates an engaging platform for young professionals in the Buffalo Niagara region to connect, collaborate, learn, and be empowered.
Learn a little bit more about Stephanie in this brief Q&A.
Staff Spotlight: Meet Grant Loomis
We are pleased to introduce Grant Loomis, BNP’s Vice President, Government Affairs & Economic Development as our latest Staff Spotlight.
Grant is responsible for developing and advancing the BNP’s advocacy agenda.
Learn a little bit more about Grant in this brief Q&A.
Staff Spotlight: Meet Michelle Braswell
We are pleased to introduce Michelle Braswell, BNP’s Manager, Events & Programs as our latest Staff Spotlight.
Michelle’s role is to create, coordinate, and manage events and programs both virtually and in person.
Learn a little bit more about Michelle in this brief Q&A.