Here’s a heartwarming story that Log editors had to share. Brynna Moody, daughter of UW-Green Bay’s Director of Alumni Relations, Kari Moody, made a wish list for Santa. It included nothing for her, personally, but a request to make sure that every other boy and girl received a present this year. Watch the interview with WBAY.
Want to be part of March Madness? Cheer on the Phoenix men? Enjoy a pre-game party with fellow alumni? Kari Moody in Alumni Relations is publicizing a special tickets-and-tailgate package for the Saturday, March 8, Horizon League semifinals in Green Bay. It includes tickets to that night’s games at the Resch Center, and a full pregame buffet starting at 6:30 p.m. at The Bar on Holmgren Way, featuring The Bar’s famous wings, pizza, Swedish meatballs, potato chips, Vidalia onion dip, pretzels, tortilla chips and salsa. In addition, each guest will also receive a Phoenix green bandana to demonstrate his or her school pride. Primarily for alumni and their guests, it’s open to faculty, staff and friends of the institution, as well. Cost of the game-day alumni package is only $20 for adults and $10 for children (under age 18). Please RSVP to Alumni Relations Director Kari Moody by Wednesday, March 5 at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 920-465-2226.
This just in from the UW-Green Bay Alumni Relations database: As we celebrate Valentine’s Day 2014 we can also celebrate the fact we have 1,448 married alumni couples! That’s nearly 3,000 individuals, from our overall alumni base of about 32,000, who share with their spouse a UW-Green Bay connection. We don’t know how that compares, say, with graduates of the Love School of Business at Elon University, but no matter…it’s a fun statistic here at #UWGBLove.
The Alumni Association, in collaboration with the University’s Office of Alumni Relations, sent out a happy holidays e-greeting to UW-Green Bay graduates. It included a link to a short video… which you can view.
Congratulations are in order for our own Kari Moody ’00, who recently was named one of YOU Magazine’s “20 Women to Know” for 2013. Moody, who has served as UW-Green Bay’s director of Alumni Relations for about the past year, is also a busy mom who balances work and home life, raising three young daughters with her husband, Pete. We’re proud of Moody, and also the four other “Women to Know” with UW-Green Bay ties: alumnae Nicole Hoffmann ’99, Communication, the Director of Development at Aspiro; Heather Trevarthen ’00, Computer Science, owner of Ellipse Fitness Center; Phoenix Volleyball Coach Michaela Franklin; and Christine Woleske, vice president and general counsel for Bellin Health, who is a supporter of Phoenix Athletics. For more on these fab five, and all the rest of this year’s honorees, click the links:
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Kari Moody, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Alumni Director is one to know. So are UW-Green Bay alumnae Nicole Hoffmann ’99, Communication, the Director of Development at Aspiro; Heather Trevarthen ’00, Computer Science, owner of Ellipse Fitness Center; and Phoenix Volleyball Coach Michaela Franklin.
These women were recognized in YOU Magazine’s annual “20 Women to Know.” Also with UW-Green Bay ties is Christine Woleske, the vice president and general counsel for Bellin Health, who is a supporter of Phoenix Athletics.
Moody, who is wife to Pete and mom of three young daughters, Sophia, Elaina and Brynna, says she loves her job and works hard at work/family balance. She looks to her mom, Pat Heier, as an example of someone who “works hard, loves unconditionally and leans on those around you for support.”
Read all the profiles here to find out why these talented women have a heart for their community.
Her energy is infectious. Her goals ambitious. Meet new Director of Alumni Relations, Kari (Heier) Moody, ’00. Moody (playing it up for the camera at The Phoenix Bookstore) began duties as the University’s main point person for alumni relations and alumni activities in August. The UW-Green Bay Communication major is an incredibly proud grad with high hopes for what we can do as a UW-Green Bay community.
The official release (click here) provides Moody’s bio, but read the Q and A to find out how she plans to sing her way into your hearts.
How would those who know you best describe you?
Outgoing, friendly, positive and enthusiastic. Unintentionally funny … I am known for always screwing up jokes when I try to tell them. But I have to say, we all end up laughing anyway.
When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a Broadway singer and initially went to UW-Whitewater for music. I wised up after my sophomore year and transferred to UW-Green Bay. I still sing in the usual places: car, shower and karaoke, but I’ve also been invited to sing the National Anthem for for many local sports organizations including the Timber Rattlers, the Gamblers, the Bullfrogs and our own Phoenix men’s and women’s basketball teams. Go Phoenix!
Who was your favorite professor and why?
Professor Phil Clampitt. I learned so much from him that I actually use every day in my career. The best compliment I’ve ever received was from a fellow alum after sitting through a recent presentation I gave. He said it was very “Clampitt-esque.”
Tell us about your family.
My husband, Pete, and I have been married for nine years. We reside in Oconto and have three beautiful daughters, Sophia (age 6), Elaina (age 5) and Brynna (age 2).
What are you passionate about?
I want to be remembered as a world changer. I am passionate about volunteering like my husband is passionate about hunting. I believe we were put on this earth to help each other and I look for ways to give back every day. Being the director of Alumni Relations is an amazing way to give back to my alma mater and I get to do it as my job. What an awesome opportunity!
What do you like to do when you’re not on the clock?
I am attempting to run but will only hit the streets in the cover of darkness because I have no form and don’t want to been seen wheezing on the side of the road. But it’s getting less embarrassing with time and I somehow enjoy it. I hope to continue my love for singing. I mostly LOVE to spend time with my family. Having children allows you to be a kid again and I really like to play. Oh and I bowl … I know this may not be the trendiest sport and I’m not much good at it but it’s so fun and I bowl with fellow alum, Amy (Skaggs) Peterson ’00. Good times!
What’s your favorite part of your new job?
I really enjoy interacting with UWGB alumni, be it at a reception, in person, or over the phone. A lot of time and energy will be put into planning and coordinating ways to connect our alumni to their alma mater. I love planning events and networking so this position fits me perfectly.
Also, I’m impressed by how many alumni we have … 30,000 plus. My boss, Jeanne (Barta) Stangel ’87, likes to say, “We’re taking over the world!” and I love that concept. What an incredible world we would have if this were truly the case!
UW-Green Bay has named its new director of alumni relations. She is Kari Moody, a 2000 graduate in Communication Processes with extensive sales and marketing experience and a track record of civic leadership. Moody is a senior sales manager with the Hyatt on Main and KI Convention Center in downtown Green Bay. She also serves as president of the group Management Women and as a board member, fundraising chair and president-elect for the Rotary Club of Green Bay. In January the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce honored Moody with “Future 15” recognition as a rising young professional. Read more.
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has announced the appointment of Kari Moody as director of alumni relations.
She will begin her new duties Aug. 20.
Moody is a senior sales manager with the Hyatt on Main and KI Convention Center in downtown Green Bay, and is known to many in the community through that role and her extensive volunteer and leadership activities.
She serves as president of the group Management Women and as a board member, fundraising chair and president-elect for the Rotary Club of Green Bay. In January the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce honored Moody with “Future 15” recognition as a rising young professional.
She is a 2000 graduate of UW-Green Bay with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Processes and interests in marketing, sales and internal communication.
Moody will report to Jeanne Stangel, the University’s director of development. She will also work closely with Assistant Chancellor for University Advancement Beverly Carmichael, who said the alumni relations position is critical in reaching out to 30,000 graduates worldwide.
“One of the things that stands out about Kari — besides her experience, and commitment to UW-Green Bay — is her contagious enthusiasm for her alma mater,” Carmichael said. “I am so pleased to welcome her to our staff, as I think she will be able to connect easily to alumni, to engage alumni with their alma mater, and to build a strong alumni program.”
Carmichael notes also that Moody joins the University at a time of significant transition.
“When this University graduated its first classes in the early 1970s, our alumni numbered in the hundreds, and we relied on the community for advocacy, advice and support,” Carmichael said. “Today, with a growing alumni base and grads filling senior leadership positions throughout this region and beyond, there’s a real opportunity to mobilize and harness that energy, and to engage more alumni in coming back, participating in University life, enjoying the Weidner Center and Phoenix Athletics, mentoring current students, and more. We’re excited about the possibilities.”
Moody, a graduate of Oconto High School and the former Kari Heier during her UW-Green Bay undergraduate days, served a term on the Alumni Association Board of Directors from 2002 to 2005. She has been an avid fan of Phoenix Athletics and an active volunteer for the association and University.
Professionally, Moody assumed her current position with Hotel Sierra in 2007. (The facility became part of the Hyatt family last fall.) She first joined the Green Bay hotel and convention complex in 2004, as marketing and promotions manager. Her previous experience in the hospitality and tourism industries includes sales director positions with Candlewood Suites of Appleton and Green Bay, and Sleep Inn & Suites of De Pere.
The director of alumni relations serves as primary liaison to the independent and non-profit UW-Green Bay Alumni Association, and is charged with planning and carrying out University alumni programs and events related to fundraising, career networking, educational programming, volunteer opportunities, social receptions, the Alumni Weekend and the annual awards program. The position also shares responsibility for managing alumni communication via social media, newsletters and the University print magazine.