Earlier this month, Wisconsin’s tourism industry lost a very special
colleague, friend and all-around great guy, Patrick Reinsma, our Southwest
Regional Tourism Specialist. There are
no words to describe the great loss to our close-knit tourism family and the
many, many people in the industry that had the opportunity to work with
him. Patrick loved this state and had a great
passion for his job. We will all
remember him as a truly unique, funny, genuine, smart and caring life-force.
On behalf of Patrick’s family, I want to thank all of our tourism
partners for your outpouring of love and support. From emails and phone calls, to kind words at
his funeral, Patrick’s family was touched when they saw the impact he had on
the people he worked with.