Women of Distinction: Tami Garrison

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In 2005, California native Tami Garrison moved to Milwaukee and realized that she had found her new home. When her hospitality industry job eventually required her to move again, she didn’t want to leave. “Enter Miller Brewing!” she says, looking back fondly. In October of that year, she accepted a new job with Miller, which is now Molson Coors, as the Guest Services Manager. Garrison is currently Community Affairs Director, a position that allows her the opportunity to interact with and help the city she loves. Outside of her work with Molson Coors, she devotes her time to several organizations, including Tempo Milwaukee, the Zoological Society of Milwaukee, the United Performing Arts Fund and the Milwaukee Parks Foundation. “I am so fortunate to work for a company that encourages me to make an impact in our community,” she says.

“I fell in love with this city and I have never looked back.”

 

– Tami Garrison

Community Affairs Director, Molson Coors

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Q&A

What do you find most rewarding about your career?

What’s not to love? I work for a beloved, iconic Milwaukee brand with a rich legacy of supporting the community. I love that I’m able to align my career with my personal passion for community service. Molson Coors’ ability to affect positive change in our communities, both big and small, combined with the role I’ve had in serving as a steward of that work, is among my greatest and most profound accomplishments.

What advice do you have for young women interested in pursuing careers in the business world and in helping their communities?

The biggest piece of advice I have for young women is to not underestimate the power of their voice when it comes to advocating for others. Personal and professional lives and careers move on, and it’s easy to let that time pass by without doing something meaningful in the community or for the next generation. Whether you choose to be a mentor, career sponsor, a loud voice for change or a sounding board for the next generation of professional women, do it now. Take that extra step. Don’t wait. I have found it to be the difference between doing a job and having a thriving professional career.


This story is part of Milwaukee Magazine‘s November issue.

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