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Jennifer Kloote Quick

Jennifer Kloote Quick
BA in Theatre Arts, minor in Secondary Education, Rollins College

Area(s) of Interest: Music, Visual arts, Fine arts, Performing arts, Theatre, Dance, Arts/music festivals, Attractions/Theme Parks

Experience: Walt Disney World Resort was my home for nearly 20 years (beginning on the Disney College Program). I like to say I did almost everything except scoop ice cream on Main Street. I was able to open many properties including Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and the transformation of Downtown Disney to Disney Springs.

Ideal job in 10 Years: I have always dreamed of producing the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

What led you to enroll in the MSLCE program at Northwestern? Going back to school has been a dream for a long time. When I discovered a program that combined my love of the creative and my passion for leadership I knew I had to take the leap. One of the good things to come out of lockdown!

If you could have lunch with anyone person (living or dead) who would it be? Queen Elizabeth II. She has been a woman in leadership most of her life. I would love to know how she navigated gender stereotypes, especially in the 1950’s when a woman in a position of power was practically unheard of.

Where are you from? Grand Rapids, MI