When asked separately their favorite thing about working at Food For Thought, Anna and Michelle both passionately responded, “the people.” When you get the two of them together, it’s clear a key ingredient in their answer is one another.
In 2011, as a final step in her interview process, Anna met Michelle at a coffee shop and they instantly clicked. With 3 years already under her belt at FFT, Michelle brought Anna on her team as an Assistant Sales Consultant at the Adler Planetarium
In just 5 years, their success as a team of two at the Adler was so great, they grew the team to five. After building the team at the Adler, Michelle spent 2 years managing 8 Sales Consultants as well as 3 exclusive venues. Meanwhile, Anna took on more responsibility with wedding and corporate events at the Field Museum and Theater on the Lake.
Amidst their professional successes, Anna and Michelle formed a relationship beyond that of coworkers – Michelle became mentor, Anna her mentee and together true friends.
Recently, Michelle was promoted from Director of Venue Sales to our VP of Sale and Development. With Anna’s own recent promotion from Sales Consultant to Senior Sales Consultant as proof, we have no doubt similar success is in store from the rest of our team with Michelle’s mentorship.