Wisconsin LGBT Chamber adds two new staff members

by | May 15, 2023 | 1 comment

MILWAUKEE, WI — The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce continues to grow with the addition of two new team members, Jessa Michie as Supplier Diversity Program Manager and Alexis Hernandez as South Central WI Outreach Coordinator.

“Thanks to the support of Governor Evers and the Diverse Business Assistance Program, we’re excited to be expanding our team to help support the growth and development of LGBTQ and diverse businesses,” said Jason Rae, President & CEO of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber. “With Jessa and Alexis, we can continue to build up LGBTQ+ allied businesses in our state.”

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Jessa Michie, the new Supplier Diversity Program Manager, will oversee the development and implementation of the Chamber’s programs to support and grow the number of LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBE) in Wisconsin. Michie brings over a decade of experience in building durable partnerships, communities, and networks, in addition to having acquired her M.Ed. in Human Sexuality from Widener University and bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and Business Management.

Alexis Hernandez has come on as an Outreach Coordinator – South Central WI. This role will serve as the brand ambassador for the Wisconsin Chamber in South Central Wisconsin by organizing and attending events in the region, and finding new and innovative ways for the Chamber to have a presence in the area. Hernandez comes from Northern Indiana where she received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN. She began her career as a paralegal at the Marion County Public Defenders Agency and the Indiana Attorney General’s Office. She interned at the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce.

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“I cannot wait to see the impact that Jessa and Alexis will have as we continue to build our staff to support the development of LGBTQ+ and allied businesses in Wisconsin,” added Rae. “This is a wonderful time for our Chamber and we can’t wait to continue our work throughout as we add new members of our team.

These two positions were funded through the Diverse Business Assistance Grant Program awarded by Governor Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Administration.

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  1. I noticed that in the Human Rights Campaign Wisconsin’s rating for LGBTQ protection is only partial because the law doesn’t protect gender identoty. I hope you could work toward getting this issue changed to keep all of us treated fairly.
    Bruce Davies

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