Name: Andrea Finnigan (formerly Wolschleger)
Organization: Spectrum Health
Title: Communications specialist
Reason you got into PR: I was a double major in media relations and public relations in college. I did about five internships and figured out as much as I loved media work, I didn’t enjoy the odd hours. I like my sleep. I also discovered I could sleep at normal hours and do media work by working in PR. I work best and get the most gratitude out of my work when putting my efforts towards a single organization, fully immersing myself in its mission and goals.
Biggest career break: Before Spectrum, I did PR for Meijer Gardens and last year, they were featured by two major publications. Being in the New York Times “52 Places to Visit in 2016” was pretty amazing. But so was being called “Heaven on Earth” by the Wall Street Journal.
At work, I'm proudest when I can: …gohome at the end of the day, knowing that I helped someone. Maybe it’s promoting a sleep disorder on TV that someone will watch and seek care for. Maybe it’s helping someone find their way in the hospital. Or maybe, it’s lending a hand to a team member.
Dream job: It’s a toss-up between professional ice cream taste-tester and resort reviewer.