Meet the
Real Racine Team


The Racine County Convention and Visitors Bureau is home to a team dedicated to make your visit with us exceptional. From hosting your next big event, providing resources and accommodations, or promoting local attractions and businesses, we're here for you.


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Dave Blank

President/CEO

A 39-year veteran of the hospitality field, Dave has been the President and CEO of Real Racine, the County's official, accredited tourism agency, since 1997. His career in tourism has included ski area marketing, campground and canoe livery operations, and destination marketing organization management in California, Utah and Wisconsin.

Locally, he currently serves on the Racine Civic Centre Commission, the MetroGo southeast Wisconsin regional transit leadership council, the Racine Arts Council Board of Directors, the Fox River Water Trail Board, and the Gateway Technical College Hospitality Management Advisory Board. He is also active in both the Destinations Wisconsin and Destinations International organizations.

 

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Cari Greving

Director of Events and Marketing

Cari oversees operations and volunteer coordination for Real Racine-supported special events. Joining Real Racine in 2016, Cari holds a degree in French and international business from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

At UW-Green Bay, she participated in varsity track and field and cross-country. She is an avid 5k and 10k runner, a badminton enthusiast, and a Les Mills certified Body Combat, Body Attack and CXWorx instructor. Cari and her husband, Randy, have a daughter, Ella.
 

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Jaime Buege

Director of Digital Marketing

Joining Real Racine in August 2021, Jaime administers Real Racine's social media marketing and digital advertising programs to promote Racine County as a brand. She has more than 15 years experience in public relations and communications.

Jaime has a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies with a minor in Spanish from Winona State University in Minnesota. During college, she worked in the tourism industry for the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce, and Winona Convention and Visitors Bureau.


Real Racine Visitor Center

Grace Redwood, Merri Dalby, Tom Collova, Jackie Killips, and Debbie Wiedenhaft enjoy greeting and assisting visitors at the Real Racine Visitor Center. They manage the Visitor Center’s extensive inventory of travel and tourism literature, and fulfill requests for local and statewide travel information.


Real Racine Board of Directors

Jeffrey Van Lysal, Chair
Laura D'Amato, Vice Chair
Dave Titus, Treasurer
Ron Coutts, Past Chair

Hasan Ali, Kristen Beglinger, Dr. Art Cyr, Jonathan Delagrave, Randy Isaacson, Lori Jaime, Kathy Lindbloom, Ralph Malicki,  Doug Nelson, Eric Olesen, Jeff Towne, Paul Vornholt, and Kevin Wanggaard