NAME: Anna Wilt
COMPANY: Knoxville Habitat for Humanity
TITLE: Marketing and Communications Coordinator
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN YOUR PRESENT JOB?
I’ve been with Knoxville Habitat since April 2018.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN AROUND AMA KNOXVILLE?
I attended my first AMAK luncheon, “Marketing to Millennials,” in the fall of 2016. I learned so much and had such a great time that I knew I wanted to stay involved. When a member of the leadership approached me about volunteering with AMA Knoxville, I knew that this was the perfect opportunity for me to continue learning about marketing while also helping the association.
WHAT DO YOU DO AS A VOLUNTEER WITH AMA KNOXVILLE?
I write an event recap about the monthly luncheons that are later shared on AMA Knoxville’s social media channels. These event recaps are great for people who had to miss the luncheon or want to look back on what was discussed.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT VOLUNTEERING WITH AMA KNOXVILLE?
Working at Knoxville Habitat has taught me just how impactful it is to volunteer, in any way you can. It is so important to volunteer in a way that you enjoy, but also in ways that you can gain skills and experience. I enjoy writing, so this is a great way for me to use something I love to give back. It has also been a great way to work on my writing skills.
WHAT HAVE YOU RECEIVED BACK FROM YOUR VOLUNTEER WORK WITH AMA KNOXVILLE?
Volunteering with AMA Knoxville has been a great experience. Not only have I learned so much about the marketing industry through these luncheons, I have also met some great people! The AMA Knoxville luncheons are a fantastic way to meet and network with your peers.
WHAT DO YOU FIND IS THE BEST PART OF WORKING IN KNOXVILLE?
I moved to the Knoxville area about two years ago and I love the area. With Knoxville Habitat, we partner with many local businesses to build houses. It has been great to meet so many amazing people through these partnerships. I love the “volunteer” spirit of East Tennessee!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PAST TIME?
I love gardening, even though I was not born with a green thumb. I love to cook, especially for a group of friends or family. My husband and I often go on nature walks through Ijams or the Smokies. I also like to play video games on my Xbox – it’s a great stress reliever!
DO YOU READ, WATCH MOVIES, OR TV AND IF SO WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITES?
I love to read. My favorite books of all time are Harry Potter, but I have recently started reading more nonfiction. I am a big fan of The Walking Dead, both the TV show and the comics.