Wisconsin Wine & Beer Tours
- Greater Milwaukee Area
- Food & Beverages
Heather Harrison's Overview
- Owner at Wisconsin Wine & Beer Tours
- Client Associate at RBC Wealth Management
- Sales- part time at Pastiche Wines
- Underwriting Procurement at Wisconsin Foodie
- Account Executive at Matrix Direct
- Performance Manager at Zurich Life
Heather Harrison's Summary
Wisconsin Wine and Beer tours is my side business and passion of taking groups on wine, beer and cheese tours throughout Wisconsin. We visit wineries, breweries, cheese production facilities, wine & cheese outlets, and make a fun experience of tasting and learning about Wisconsin products.
Working as an underwriting manager with Wisconsin Foodie, a show on PBS that highlights the best WI has to offer by way of food and beverages and the talented people who create them. Gaining financial support from businesses to help fund production of Wisconsin Foodie.
Part time client associate at RBC Wealth Management in Mequon with extremely knowledgable financial advisors.
Heather Harrison's Experience
Wisconsin Wine & Beer Tours
April 2012 – Present (2 years 6 months) Greater Milwaukee Area
Taking groups of people to regional wineries and breweries. Welcoming for individuals, small groups, and large groups (bridal parties, birthday parties, reunions, corporate outings, anniversaries, and any other reason you can think of to celebrate or have fun) to visit wineries and breweries with our public or private tours.
Wisconsin Wine & Beer Tours provides comfortable and safe transportation to each destination, food, beverages, education, and a memorable fun experience.
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; RY; Financial Services industry
March 2014 – Present (7 months) Mequon, WI
Sales- part time
September 2012 – August 2014 (2 years) Bay View, WI
A cozy and welcoming wine shop above the Pastiche Bistro where you'll find an exceptional selection of wine. Each week also highlights four wines for tasting by the glass. There are monthly tastings and classes to expand and broaden your wine knowledge.
Sole Proprietorship; Myself Only; Food & Beverages industry
May 2012 – July 2014 (2 years 3 months) Greater Milwaukee Area
Actively sought businesses to help fund the production of Wisconsin Foodie for PBS programming.
Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Insurance industry
April 2007 – May 2012 (5 years 2 months) Whitefish Bay, WI
Selling term life insurance to consumers all over the US
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Insurance industry
March 1998 – November 2006 (8 years 9 months)
Sold life insurance, annuities, and other financial products to the direct market over the phone to clients throughout the U.S. Built rapport with customers, analyzed insurance needs and followed up to close the sale. Collected all information and data to fulfill the underwriting requirements. Participated in hiring and training new account executives. Acted as a liaison between account executives and underwriters to expedite decisions.
* Resold life insurance policies that underwriters approved at higher rates to increase profitability. Through underwriting knowledge and selling techniques, I doubled the number of higher rated policies going inforce.
* Motivated teams to increase sales to win quarterly and monthly incentives.
* Increased annualized insurance premiums for my team by 35%
*Mentored account executives to utilize leads, quote accurately, and learn the process of our direct sales unit.
*Streamlined the sales process through the transition phase during the company’s acquisition to increase
Heather Harrison's Skills & Expertise
- Sales Management
- Marketing Strategy
- Wine Tasting
Heather Harrison's Education
Heather Harrison's Additional Information
A wine tour business to take people to various wineries and expose them to the wonder of Agritourism.
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