Jessica Gilmore, director of sales at Candlewood Suites—HWY 63 & I-70, has only been in Columbia for six months. But during that six months, she’s been intentional about getting involved and making new friends. She didn’t know anyone when she moved here from her hometown of Springfield, Mo. (where Cashew Chicken was invented…fun fact.) She moved here with her fur babies; 13 years young Shih Tzu, Bailey and crazy Calico Cat, Emma. She received her Bachelors of Science from Missouri State University, thinking she might work in sports or on a cruise ship. (Columbia is a close second to a cruise ship, Jessica.) Friends describe her as being fun, hilarious and loyal. That loyalty is obvious when it comes to staying fit! Jessica says she’s awesome at basketball and will, “challenge anyone to a game of HORSE.” (I think we’ll have to set up a basket at the next luncheon.) She also loves to run and is a three-time Tough Mudder participant! Jessica is a hard worker, loves to meet new people and is excited about being in a new city with lots of new opportunities.
Currently reading: “Bossypants” by Tina Fey
Currently watching: All scary crime shows on the ID Channel
Currently listening to: Pop2K on Sirius Radio—N’Sync, Britney Spears, Destiny’s Child
Place you want to visit: Hawaii
Favorite part about Women’s Network: Meeting new friends!
- Works for
- Candlewood Suites Hotel
- Job Title:
- Director of Sales
- (573) 256-0200
- 1400 Creekwood Pkwy
Columbia, Missouri 65202
- Member Since:
- July 19th, 2017