Annie is currently the Director of Sales for 1903 Events in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Annie and the sales team are responsible for booking private events on the 20 acre Harley-Davidson Museum® campus to include the six event rooms and a park-like outdoor setting that is surrounded on three sides by the Menomonee River. In additional to her sales role, Annie is responsible for monthly sales forecasting, marketing activities, and accounts receivables for the department. Annie is our venue lead contact with Visit Milwaukee, our local convention and visitor’s bureau.
Annie started her career in the hospitality industry at the age of 15 washing dishes at a local restaurant. After many years on the service side, she transitioned into a planner for Arthur Andersen LLP. At Arthur Andersen, Annie was responsible for all internal meetings and events, to include alumni parties.
After leaving Arthur Andersen Annie transitioned into a sales role for the Wisconsin Center District, owners and operators of the US Cellular Arena, Milwaukee Theatre and Frontier Airlines Center. Annie was part of the opening team for the new convention center. After eight years with Levy at the Wisconsin Center District, Annie assumed the role of Director of Sales and was part of the opening team for the Harley-Davidson Museum.
Amanda Ridout currently serves as the Senior Sales Manager for 1903 Events. With a focus on creating exceptional corporate events, Amanda works with her clients to coordinate a day or night to remember – no matter the size, shape or scope. Whether it’s a tight-knit meeting of just a few or a team-building exercise for hundreds, Amanda works tirelessly to find accommodations that will ensure your event is the talk of the watercooler.
Amanda is a proud graduate of St. Cloud State University, where she earned a degree in applied psychology. Amanda’s hospitality career began shortly thereafter when she was the Reservations Manager TKTK at the Relais & Chateaux-affiliated Canoe Bay resort in Chetek, Wisconsin. She would go on to excel in various positions focusing on guest services, sales and management. Amanda is an active member of the Wisconsin chapter of Meeting Planners International, currently serving on its board of directors.
Amanda is proud to now call Milwaukee home. When she’s not hard at work creating an unforgettable event for you, Amanda can be found rooting on the Bucks and Brewers with her husband, Brad.
Our group had a wonderful time during our event. Staff, service, and food were all great. Thank you all around for the assistance in making our event a success!
I wanted to send you a note and say how wonderfully everything went during our wedding. Many family and friends have commented to me on what a great venue it was. The staff did an amazing job that night and everything went smoothly.
Last night was wonderful! The venue was impressive and your staff was incredible! The event went so smoothly and it was all thanks to so much of your help!
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