Profile of Excellence:
Owens Community College Alumna
When Toledo-area native Allison Schroeder, Assistant General Manager of The Town Center at Levis Commons, first started attending classes as a high school senior at Owens Community College in 1997, she was hoping to "get ahead." She didn't realize, however, that Owens would have such an incredible impact on her life.
Combined with her hard work and dedication, Allison credits John Bruning and Jeff Hardesty, faculty members in the Marketing and Sales Department, for helping her realize and achieve her educational and career goals.
"John Bruning helped lead me in the direction of where I wanted to go with my life," Allison said. "I think he had a real impact on a lot of different people at Owens."
Allison added, "I still use the information that I learned in Jeff Hardesty's personal selling class. Selling is something you do everyday. Whether you're in sales or not, you're always selling yourself. That class really stayed with me. I appreciated how Jeff taught from his own experiences in sales."
While at Owens, Allison obtained a job at Northtowne Square as a marketing assistant where she first learned of her interest in managing malls and shopping centers.
"If I hadn't had the experience on my resumé that Owens gave me, I probably wouldn't have been able to get the opportunity at Northtowne Square," Allison said. "I really enjoyed the experience and had a well-defined career focus after my time at Northtowne."
After her experience at Northtowne Square, Allison started a two-year stint as the Assistant General Manager of Westfield Shoppingtown Franklin Park.
Currently, Allison serves as the Assistant General Manager of The Town Center at Levis Commons, working for Hill Partners Inc. In her position, she is responsible for overseeing all of the day-to-day operations and finances of the shopping center by supervising contractors and managing contract negotiations, tenant billings, budgeting, forecasting, and sales analysis and reporting.
In addition to her responsibilities at Levis Commons, Allison proudly serves as a director on the Owens Alumni Association Board of Directors.
"I am so honored to serve on the Alumni Board of Directors," Allison said. "Owens was a great College to attend. It truly offers students everything that they market - affordability, high-quality, great instructors. I always recommend Owens Community College to other people."
Allison graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 2002 and earned an associate degree in marketing and sales from Owens in 2000. She and her husband, Nick, whom she met in one of her Owens classes, reside in Swanton.
Join Owens Community College's Alumni Association today!
Contact Laura Moore at (567) 661-7410 or firstname.lastname@example.org