Real Racine

14015 Washington Ave.
Sturtevant, WI 53177

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Dave BlankDave Blank,


Dave oversees the day-to-day operations of Real Racine's office including the professional and support staff. Dave frequently serves as the voice of Real Racine through speaking engagements to local organizations as well as participating in local civic events. Dave is also active in the Wisconsin Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus and the Destination Marketing Association International. He has served as President/CEO of Real Racine since 1997.


Eileen ArnoldEileen Arnold,

Meetings/Group Tour Sales Director

Eileen handles all meeting and conference sales for Real Racine. She and the rest of the staff will assist in planning for you and your meeting or conference attendees. Eileen also handles group tours throughout the county. If you are looking for a fun and exciting trip for your organization, Eileen has great ideas, itineraries and confirmations...all free of charge. She has been the Meetings/Group Tour Sales Director since 2005.


Paul HolleyPaul Holley,

Marketing Director

Paul joined Real Racine in 2011 after careers in marketing, communications and journalism. He manages Real Racine's annual advertising and publications programs and oversees website, e-newsletter and social media content. A  Racine County resident for more than 20 years, Paul loves playing show-and-tell about the events and attractions of his adopted hometown. 


Kari Dawson

Kari Dawson,

Events Director

Kari brings sports marketing expertise and a love of competitive running to Real Racine. As Events Director, she oversees the operation of special events that bring thousands of participants and visitors to Racine every year. Kari also directs the many volunteers who are important to the success of major annual events like Iron Man 70.3 Racine Triathalon and The Color Run Racine. Before joining Real Racine in 2010, she successful careers in television production and sports marketing.


Aletha Woodside,

Office Manager

Aletha, a long time resident, enjoys greeting and assisting visitors at the Real Racine Visitor Center. You'll very likely talk to her if you're booking a summertime campsite at the county's Cliffside or Sanders parks. In addition to keeping the Real Racine office humming, she oversees the important volunteer corps.


Helen Bensene

Accounting Manager

Helen oversees Real Racine's accounting and bookkeeping operations. After a career that included the health care industry, Helen enjoys her role in the travel and tourism industry.


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