WDT Employee Spotlight - Jennifer Willis
by Daphne Thompson, on Aug 19, 2016 12:32:37 PM
Name: Jennifer Willis
Current Position: Weather Solutions Expert/Sales for WeatherOps
Degree: BS in Ed from Baylor University
What type of work do you perform?
I sell WeatherOps to a variety of industries. I’m currently in the process of developing my vertical, selling to healthcare, hospitality and outdoor event venues.
What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?
I enjoy creating awareness about WDT and learning how each industry uses WeatherOps. Additionally, I love the positive environment here. It’s also interesting being the first female sales rep.
Before working at WDT, what was the most unusual or interesting job you had?
* Putt Putt Party Captain (high school)
* Event coordinator for City of Waco Parks & Recreation while attending Baylor
* Sales Manager for Advanced Academics: working with school districts throughout the US. The coolest moment was helping set up a blended-model school in Thailand.
What are some of your hobbies?
Traveling, movies, needlepoint, playing with silly Yorkie and I have an “accidental” jam business: The Farmer’s Daughter Artisan Jams & Jellies. My passion is fundraising and training for half/full marathons for charity. Previously, I’ve walked 15 half & 3 full marathons, raising over $150,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This year, I’ll walk my 19th & 20th races. To celebrate my 20th race, the St. Jude Half Marathon in Memphis, I’m raising $20,000 for St. Jude. After touring the hospital last year, I’m beyond impressed with how their research, survival rates, commitment to finding a cure for childhood cancers. If you’d like to join me for this race or would like to donate, check out my fundraising page.
If you could be anyone from any time period who would it be and why?
Princess Leia:1) She’s a princess. Duh
2) Total bada$$ military commander
3) Two words: gold bikini
4) Two more words: Han Solo
5) Your very own butler droid