Staff Spotlight: Rachael Herrmann

We’re happy to welcome Rachael Herrmann to the Partnership team as our new Program Manager! In her role, Rachael will be the go-to person for the Partnership’s professional development programs such as BN360, Leader Exchange and Executive Exchange. Learn a little bit more about Rachael in this brief Q&A.

Q: What is your background in/what type of work were you in before the Partnership?

A: A little bit of everything- my background is a little non-traditional in my opinion in that I have had the pleasure of working in a variety of industries. Before joining the Partnership, I worked as an Account Executive for a local marketing and advertising agency.

Q: How did your past experience prepare you for your current role at the Partnership?

A: I like to bake, so to put it into kitchen terms, when you make a cake, you have to have all of the ingredients: the sugar, vanilla, eggs, baking soda etc. Well, being with the Partnership is similar in that there are a culmination of efforts, marketing, events, advocacy, etc., coming together to serve a greater purpose. Each of my past experiences has helped me to acquire skills and experiences- ingredients- that are helping me to be part of this team now!

Q: Tell us a little known fact about yourself:

A: I want to go to culinary school.

Q: What do you like to do for fun?

A: All things local! From Sabres and Bills games, to restaurants, to fun festivals. I love it all. Though if it is cold and snowy, I never mind finding fuzzy socks, a cup of coffee, and a good book.

Q: Best Buffalo Hidden Gem:

A: This is such a hard question- especially now, as more of our “hidden” gems become visible. I would have to say our culture! For being on the smaller city side, Buffalo has an incredible culture and cultural influence. I think this really comes alive in all of the different festivals, events, and unique eating experiences we have. 

Q: What is your favorite part about living in Buffalo?

A: Food, Friends and Fans! Between games, festivals, events, galleries, and the waterfront you can never say you are bored in Buffalo. Even in the dead of winter, there is always something fun to do with family or friends – you just might be a little cold.