By Heather Leszczewicz Special to Published Nov 28, 2006 at 2:06 PM

The Westown Association promoted Marketing and Events Director Stacie Callies to the organization's top position of executive director.

Callies has been with the Westown Association since 2001 and said in a press release that she hoped to continue the word she started with the organization.

The Westown Association also announced the new officers of the Board of Directors for 2007:

President: Mike Kenny, CPS Parking
Vice President: Joan Bartels Farrell, Bartels Farrell Law Offices
Treasurer: Andy Narrai, Scheibel Halaska
Secretary: Carol Winkel, Marquette University

The Westown Association is comprised of businesses located in Westown that are dedicated to the growth and development of the neighborhood.

Heather Leszczewicz Special to

Originally from Des Plaines, Ill., Heather moved to Milwaukee to earn a B.A. in journalism from Marquette University. With a tongue-twisting last name like Leszczewicz, it's best to go into a career where people don't need to say your name often.

However, she's still sticking to some of her Illinoisan ways (she won't reform when it comes to things like pop, water fountain or ATM), though she's grown to enjoy her time in the Brew City.

Although her journalism career is still budding, Heather has had the chance for some once-in-a-lifetime interviews with celebrities like actor Vince Vaughn and actress Charlize Theron, director Cameron Crowe and singers Ben Kweller and Isaac Hanson of '90s brother boy band Hanson. 

Heather's a self-proclaimed workaholic but loves her entertainment. She's a real television and movie fanatic, book nerd, music junkie, coffee addict and pop culture aficionado.