Badger Spotlight: Erica Blohm ’15

Erica Blohm ’15, is the Vice President of the WAA: Milwaukee Chapter Board. She graduated with a major in Risk Management and Insurance and Management and Human Resources with a Health Care Management Specialization. Blohm knew UW-Madison was the school for her since middle school when she did a project that required them to pick a college.

“It took me all of 10 minutes on Google to know Madison was where I was going,” Blohm said. “I was looking for a school that not only provided great academic programs, but a great community along with awesome athletics. Madison did not disappoint.”

Blohm currently works Kohl’s as a Senior Business Operations Analyst where she project manages benefit administration projects and supports compensation initiatives. She entered the UW with the intention of working in the healthcare field and after taking some initial classes, she quickly realized she was more interested in healthcare administration, which led to her to the UW School of Business. Prior to graduation, Blohm started at Kohl’s as an intern on the Benefits team in the summer of 2015. She returned to Kohl’s upon graduation and has held progressive roles the HR Shared Services team since 2016.

“Ultimately, I hope to continue to grow in my career at Kohl’s and increase my breadth of knowledge of HR and company initiatives,” said Blohm.

During her time at the UW, Blohm was involved in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and volunteered at the Children’s Hospital. She was a faithful member of the student sections at Badger football and basketball games and remains an avid Badger, Bucks and Brewers fan to date. In her free time, Blohm enjoys spending time outdoors, reading and volunteering. She also recently purchased her first home.

Blohm began her work with the Milwaukee Chapter focusing on social and professional networking opportunities for area alumni. She is currently the youngest serving member on the board.

“As the Vice President, my goal is to continue to plan events that appeal to a diverse group of badgers and attract new members while continuing to grow our scholarship fund for UW freshman in the Milwaukee area,” Blohm said. “Not only does the Chapter provide scholarships to incoming UW freshmen, but we also provide many resources and great events for area alumni. People should join the chapter because it’s a great way to stay connected to campus and connect to the great alumni network Milwaukee offers.”

For more information on the Milwaukee Chapter and events including Founders Day, Big Red Rally, Get Sett, Student Send Off, game watch parties and professional networking events, please visit our Facebook page or contact Erica at:  ericablohm95@gmail.com.