WVCC Staff Picks – Winter 2022 Edition
After receiving numerous requests to share a bit more about ourselves with our outstanding members and partners, we decided to publish a quarterly "Staff Picks" article for your reading enjoyment.
Get to know more about Saul, Christian, and Adam in our Winter 2022 Edition:
Saul Newton - President & CEO
What are you looking forward to most in 2022?
I'm looking forward to all of the events we have scheduled around the state, and expanded premiere events like the Wisconsin Veterans in the Workforce Summit and the Wisconsin Veterans Business Conference.
What is your New Year's Resolution?
Refocus on my health!
What should veterans and military families do/be aware of in 2022?
There are important local, state, and federal elections this year! Register to vote, make sure you have a plan to vote, and most importantly, VOTE! You can register to vote, or request an absentee ballot by mail, at myvote.wi.gov.
What WI-based veteran-owned business do you believe is poised to take off this year?
Co-founded by former Navy officer Manny Lara, WorkShift is an app that lets restaurants fill—and service workers find—open shifts quickly. As restaurants start reopening and events canceled by the pandemic get rescheduled, restaurants are scrambling to find workers. On the other side of the equation, WorkShift lets workers who can’t, or don’t want to, work a regular schedule find shifts when they want them. They can indicate the types of jobs they’re interested in and see how much the shifts they’re offered are paying.
What was your favorite book from 2021?
Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP by Mirin Fader
What was your favorite movie from 2021?
I'm a big James Bond fan, so the long overdue release of Never Say Die.
What was your favorite album from 2021?
Certified Lover Boy by Drake
Predictions for the Packers' playoffs?
(Saul had predicted 12-5 pre-season)
I'm not jinxing anything, so I won't make a prediction but I will say that I hope to see the Packers in the Super Bowl.
Favorite winter activity?
Anything other than shoveling snow.
Christian Thornton - VP of Membership
Adam Braatz - VP of Communications