Cassidy Lowery is the new events and promotions specialist for Downtown Washington Inc. She started this spring.
Lowery, 24, grew up in Nevada, Mo., and graduated from Nevada High School in 2012. She earned a bachelor’s degree in hospitality and restaurant administration with an emphasis in club management and a minor in communications from Missouri State University in 2016.
Prior to working at Downtown Washington Inc., Lowery started her career at the Vino Cellars Wine Shop and Lounge as a shift lead helping out with events and wine club memberships until late 2016.
From there, she pursued a job as a banquet captain planning everything from lunches to weddings at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Springfield until fall of 2017.
Lowery moved to Washington in September 2017 for a change in scenery. She started in the patient access department at Mercy until she joined Downtown Washington Inc.
She likes that Washington has a small town feel with city amenities. “Everyone has a pride for Washington,” she said.
Bridgette Kelch, Downtown Washington Inc. executive director, said Lowery has been a wonderful addition to the staff.
“She jumped right in to our busiest time of year, the spring events, and she excelled,” Kelch said.
Lowery hopes to learn all about event planning and nonprofits through her new job. Her goal is to plan a successful event from start to finish.
She also has enjoyed meeting new people and getting the chance to work so closely with them.
“I love being involved in the community,” Lowery said, “because they love their town.”