The Toledo Chamber is excited to announce that Makenzie Kujawa has joined the TRCC team as our new Public Policy Coordinator. In her role Makenzie will assist with the activities of the Advocacy & Public Policy (APP) department including researching policy issues and coordinating communications to support the implementation of the Chamber’s legislative agenda; representing the Chamber’s policies and viewpoints to local, state and federal government units and agencies; and keeping Chamber members informed of relevant governmental issues and activities. Read on to learn more about Makenzie and reach out in the comments to say "welcome".
I was born and raised in Toledo. Before working at the Chamber, I attended BGSU for both my undergraduate and graduate degree.
What brought you to the Chamber?
After graduating from BGSU with my master's of public administration degree, it was important to me that I engage in meaningful work that positively impacts my community. TRCC does just that. At my new role, I help amplify community members’ voices and engage them with their elected officials.
What do you hope to accomplish in your role at the Chamber?
I hope to help positively facilitate great conversations surrounding public policy and create a more prosperous economy for the region.
What do you look forward to doing in your role?
I am really looking forward to meeting amazing leaders within the region and working with all of my new coworkers.
What is your proudest career achievement?
The thing that I am most proud of is getting the opportunity to aid in the creation of a food pantry at BGSU to serve students, faculty, and staff. My experience there was incredibly rewarding.
And now to get a little more personal...
Tell us a fun fact about yourself.
I have an Australian Shepherd named Hamilton. He is two years old and is practically my child.
What is your favorite book or movie?
I have been an Audrey Hepburn fan since I was a kid. Some of my favorite movies starring her are Roman Holiday, Sabrina, and her most famous, Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
What is your favorite meal or food?
My favorite meal would have to be either sushi or Caesar salad.
Tell us about some of your favorite hobbies or things you are passionate about.
I absolutely love Jeopardy. I watch the show almost every night, and even have gotten my friends and family to become fans. I also really enjoy art museums. My goal is one day be able to visit the Louvre in France!