Meet Jenny, our 2016-2017 President



Our previous president Laura Kissee moved abroad at the beginning of 2016, and we wish her the best in her international adventures! As Vice President under Laura, Jenny assumed the role of President with Laura's move, effective January 2016. Jenny was our Communications guru for two years, and started serving as Vice President in July 2015. She is passionate about Rotaract and is confident in its future. An accountant by profession, Jenny is active in the community and is looking forward to a great year with Rotaract!


Name: Jenny Hays

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Profession: Finance/Accounting


Q: Why did you join Rotaract and how long have you been involved?

JH: I've been in Rotaract for almost 3 years now. I joined to meet people and get more involved in my community and its definitely exceeded my expectations in both those areas. I'm always amazed by the quality of all the Rotaractors I've met.


Q: What is your favorite thing about being a part of Rotaract?

JH: My favorite thing is feeling like I'm a part of something bigger than myself. Rotary has a passion for solving some of the world's biggest problems, and I'm proud to be a part of a group that has done so much to make the world a better place.


Q: What are some of your favorite things to do in Milwaukee?

JH: Summers in Milwaukee are great because people here really try to make the most of summer. There is literally a festival every weekend and I try to go to as many as I can. There are also a ton of summer concerts like Chill on a Hill  and Live @ the Lakefront that are always fun. As a history nerd, one of my favorite events is Doors Open Milwaukee, a weekend where many of Milwaukee's historic buildings open up to the public. Our area is also lucky to have a great park system that is fun to explore.


Q: What are you excited about right now?

JH: I'm excited about traveling to Guatemala with Rotaract, exploring new career opportunities, and all the development that is happening in Milwaukee. I'm also excited and passionate about Rotaract's upcoming year. We have been growing membership and building momentum for some time, and our potential is starting to take off. We are forging smart partnerships and building our relationship with our sponsor Rotary group. I am continually impressed by the dedication and talent of our members and inspired by all the amazing things they have done in the community.