Career Spotlight: Alyssa Clair

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Name: Alyssa Clair
Company: Loebsack & Brownlee, PLLC
Title: Strategic Partnerships Manager
Local NC Affiliate: GCAA

Tell us about your career:

Where to begin other than the beginning, I suppose! I am originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan and I attended Michigan State University where I obtained my Bachelor’s in Political Science. After graduation, I pursued my career in the political arena by working for a lobbying firm and a few different state representatives before finally moving into the nonprofit sector.

I have worked for two different nonprofit organizations, starting with the Triangle Apartment Association, and now with Loebsack & Brownlee, PLLC as their Strategic Partnerships Manager. I wear many hats here at L&B, but my ultimate goal is to create deeper connections with our association partners, clients, and outreach partnerships in the Carolinas and in Georgia. I do this through many different avenues including promoting industry association events, providing educational services from our Firm, and supporting events and philanthropy projects through sponsorships.

Additionally, I oversee internal and external outreach campaign initiatives, event planning, and marketing, and I also guide and nurture staff to get involved with their local apartment associations.

What advice do you have for someone just starting in your field:

Take every opportunity to learn as much as possible, and be curious. Make sure to look for opportunities where you can add value, especially ones that will push you outside of your comfort zone. Find ways to make yourself a valued resource. These tips will always serve you well, no matter whether you apply them personally or professionally.