Looking for a friendly face to connect with at our next YPro event? Meet Erica Dvorak!
Erica Dvorak is the Minneapolis Senior Marketing Specialist for the 9th largest accounting provider in the nation, CBIZ MHM, LLC and Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. She works with company leaders to develop strategic marketing plans, create lead generation and nurturing programs, and generate new ideas to fuel growth and increase brand awareness. She has had over eight years of experience in marketing and public relations at notable organizations such as The American Cancer Society, Life Time Fitness, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation and YWCA. Erica has been a member of the Saint Paul Area Chamber’s Young Professionals group for three years. This is her second year on the Young Professional Committee and first year as the Communications Subcommittee Lead.
Fun Facts about Erica!
What are you fondest Minnesota State Fair memories? What is your favorite food(s) to eat there?
I am a Labor Day baby, so as a family tradition we go to the Minnesota State Fair every year around my birthday. I cannot remember a year that we missed it. We always park in the Salvation Army lot, get the Mouth Trap cheese curds, Preferred Pickles (any kind) and hang out in the Café Caribe listening to the fantastic music. This year I could not be more excited to go as I am a “recovering” vegetarian. There are so many foods that I have not tried and I am ready to indulge. First stop, Gizmos!
You are hosting a dinner party and must invite 3 famous people. Who would you choose and why?
I can only think of two and I am aware that they would not be physically able to attend anymore, but this is who I would choose:
Eleanor Roosevelt – Her quotes have inspired me through many moments of my life. I would only hope to catch a glimpse of that inspiring attitude and knowledge.
Maya Angelou – I had the chance to see her read in person and walked away feeling like I was on a cloud. Her unbelievably abundant faith, hope and understanding of people and the future is something I would like to absorb.
What would you do if you won the lottery?
I would give a large sum of it away to charity and my church, pay off all those lovely student loan bills (and any other debt my family may have), learn another language or two, and, last but not least, travel to every state in the US and then start working on traveling the world.
What is one thing people should ask you about when meeting you at the next YPro event?
Food. I love to be on the up-and-up on the Twin Cities food scene. I try to stay aware of all of the best restaurants and the new ones arriving soon. That also includes our wonderful Twin Cities brewery scene.
If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you?
Rachel McAdams. She can be sweet and classy, yet a little sassy.
If you would like to connect with Erica outside of the YPro events, you can do so by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.