Kerry Butz is Assemble’s new community manager at our Chicago West Loop coworking space. We’re thrilled for her to be a part of the team. We asked Kerry to answer a few questions to help our community get to know her a little better. Below are her answers!
I enjoy getting to know people and helping make connections between either people or businesses. In addition to that, each day at Assemble is different. I like that my job wouldn’t be monotonous or repetitive day by day.
I was raised in the surburbs of Chicago and I live in a different suburb now than I grew up in. I live in Arlington Heights – city dwellers may know about it just for the horse race track that is owned by the same people that own Churchill Downs. Anytime anyone is in the area to place bets at Arlington Park – give me a ring! I live down the street.
When I’m not working, I like to get together with my friends and family for themed parties. Also, I enjoy a good afternoon on the couch binging on Netflix or Hulu shows. In the fall I live for college football!
In my previous roles I’ve worn many hats – accountant, lobbyist, educator, philanthropist, grant solicitor… I have planned more events, organized more casual fun parties, and networked my way through more businesses and politicians than I care to count… but it’s always fun when I get to meet new people, get to learn about them, and enhance their personal or business experience.
Even though I’m not in Minneapolis, I do LOVE The Brit Pub there! (Fun fact: they accept the Pound Sterling as payment on their bills.) In Chicago… man… I frequent either one of the Elephant & Castle locations for happy hours with my friends, I love doing wine and cheese plates at Bin 36 (also in the West Loop), and I’m always up for a good hole-in-the-wall place that my friends suggest like the Sidestreet Saloon in Lakeview.