The Strategic Air & Space Museum is a world-class museum that houses a huge permanent collection of famous aircraft, missiles and spacecraft. The museum offers high quality participatory learning experiences and value-added attractions in STEM with an emphasis in innovation and inventiveness. Angela Roeber is the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the Strategic Air & Space Museum.
How did you get started in the business? – Dr. Scott Tarry, who was the director at the time, was looking for a Marketing Director to help him put the museum back on the map in our state and region. He was given my name and after several conversations and meeting the team, I accepted the offer and I haven’t looked back!
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally? – The biggest challenge was coming into an organization that had been without a marketing department for over two years. Essentially, I had to start from ground zero.
What has been your most important achievement professionally? – It really is a team effort, but in just over a year we have been able to put the Strategic Air & Space Museum back on the map! People recognize us, are talking about us (positively), admissions and memberships are up, and social media is booming. Slowly we are turning this ship around. We are no longer just a museum of old aircraft (which in and of itself is pretty cool, don’t get me wrong) but we are offering something new and different all the time. Guests and members are realizing each visit is new and exciting; all the more reason to keep coming back! I am blessed every day that I work with such an amazing group of individuals–together we truly can accomplish anything.
Tell me a little about your family. – I am married to a wonderful husband, Shawn, and we have a three year old daughter, Josephine (Josie).
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life? – Life is full of opportunities, changes and learning experiences. I’d like to think the best is yet to come!
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – My husband would probably tell you I like to clean…since this is typically what I find myself doing on a day off. However I do enjoy running and spending time with my family and friends.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know? – I can galvanize steel…for real. I did an internship with Valmont in West Point, NE. I was responsible for promoting repair kits that included a power based flux or solid, so I needed to know how it worked and I needed to be able to do it myself if I was going to sell and promote it.
What are you the most proud of? – My family, they are my world.
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be? – Stubborn–it isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I know what I want and I know what I like, and I don’t stop until I get both.
What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life? – I don’t get to dance enough!
What is your favorite local restaurant? – Taste
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be? – It’s a toss-up between Lady Gaga, Ellen Degeneres or Bethenny Frankel…purely from a marketing standpoint!