July 3, 2020

Molly Schweiger: VP | Client and Community Relations Director, PNC Wisconsin

What do you do?

VP of Client and Community Relations Director, PNC Wisconsin

If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be?

My grandfather, Ruby Bridges, Dorothy Day and Dave Grohl

What was your first job?

Lifeguard/swim instructor and babysitter

Favorite Hoan/Nolen event? The in home dinners – in the before times.

Song you'd sing at Karaoke? Bennie and the Jets (but I’m a better spectator…)

Favorite/least favorite part of your job?

Favorite – seeing all the great work being done in Milwaukee first hand.  Least favorite – working on contracts.

Book/podcast you’re listening to right now?  

A Gentleman in Moscow - Audible

Biggest pet peeve?

Slow drivers in the left lane…

What skill would you like to master?  

Golf (is that a skill?)

What’s the best way to start the day?  

A simple cup of coffee.

What are some things you’ve had to unlearn?

To offer assistance when not asked – unsolicited advice isn’t often a value add.

What is the most annoying question that people ask you?  What are the soups at the Soup House today?  (I’m the office google when it comes to the soup specials…when not working from home…)

Tell me where you would like to see the city in five years (as far as policies or culture, etc)?  

A strong and supported early education system for all young ones, starting at age six weeks.  And a more universal understanding of a day care center vs early childhood care center – they are not one in the same.

What drew you to join Nolen?

The close connections to other people and industries that I would not normally be in contact with.

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?

Sponsorship and charitable giving.

What do you wish your brain was better at doing?  

Worrying less about situations outside my control.

What are your hobbies, and how did you get into them?  

Hobbies are lacking as I spend my free time dining and attending many sporting events with friends (again, in the before times…).

What’s the best and worst piece of advice you’ve ever received?

Best – the answer is always no unless you ask.  Worst – Don’t study abroad bc your four years of college are too fun.

What was the last show you binge-watched?

I’m not great at TV, but I did watch Love Life in under a month.

What’s your "Death Row Meal?"

Brie, a baguette and a glass of red wine.

What originally got you interested in your current field of work?  

The relationships developed in our community.

What career advice would you give to your younger self?

“No” is a sentence.

If you could do it all over again, would you pursue the same career?

Yes, absolutely!

What do you regret not doing in the last year?  

Buying a new bike.  Mine is not great and I’ve had time to bike much more.

How are you handling COVID/how has it affected you?

Doing ok – we are safe and healthy and working.  WFH is not my ideal but  certainly seeing some of the positives.  I haven’t worn heels since 3/10!  And I’ve worked out every day, except 9, since 3/14.

A genie gives you three wishes—what are they?

Health, (enough) wealth and happiness…

What was the first thing you wanted to be when you grew up?

MLB Umpire

Favorite spot in Milwaukee?

Pfister Lobby – or Cafe

When will you know you've "made it?"

In terms of happiness, I’m there.

What's your favorite board/card game?

Nines (it is also the only game I play…I’m not great!)

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