Rachel Sonnentag Named to Future 15

Rachel Sonnentag, Senior Associate – Marketing Communications with O’Connor Connective, was honored on February 22 as one of the Future 15 young professionals in Greater Green Bay.

The Future 15 Young Professional Awards are presented annually by Current Young Professionals, as part of the Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce.

Sonnentag’s career path is proof that the connections you make in life can come back to give you great opportunity.

“While in college, I interned for Bridget O’Connor, now owner of O’Connor Connective, and we had a great connection,” said Sonnentag. “I then moved to Milwaukee to pursue my master’s degree and a position with Mount Mary University in enrollment management. A year after starting her consultancy, Bridget asked if I would join her growing company. It was a great opportunity—building a business from the ground up was exciting, intriguing and empowering.”

Sonnentag approaches every day with positivity, hoping to make a positive impact on those she comes into contact with through consulting and volunteer work.

“I ask myself every day, what can I do to help? I am always looking for ways to help other people and for the community to succeed,” added Sonnentag.

Sonnentag helps the community both through work with clients who are growing their presence in the community and through time spent with nonprofits. Higher education has always been a passion area for her. She serves on the St. Norbert College Alumni board, giving back to her alma mater, and is also on the board for Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary and the marketing committee of the Boys and Girls Club of Green Bay.

“I love giving back to organizations I personally believe in, to help them grow and achieve success,” she said.

Since returning to the Green Bay area in 2014, Sonnentag has come to value the many unique opportunities in the area. She views it as a desirable location for young professionals who want a well-rounded community experience.

“I look forward to being a part of the growth in the future of Green Bay and seeing all the ways we can move forward as a community. We have already come a long way, and to be able to have more progress together in the future is really exciting.”