Alex Morey joined the team in September of 2016. Her duties include coordinating, detailing, and scheduling events, managing on-site operations of events, and educating both members and visitors alike about 1871’s mission, values, and captivating work.
Prior to joining 1871, Alex most recently served as a Marketing and Events Associate for Chicago Tribune Media Group. Before that, she was a Freelance Marketing Assistant for Glimmer Chicago Advertising Agency, and before moving to Chicago, worked as a Marketing Communications Intern for Habitat for Humanity. Alex graduated with Academic Merit from University of Wisconsin – River Falls, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Communications with emphasis on Creative and Applied Arts.
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL 60654
The story of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 isn’t really about the fire. It’s about what happened next: A remarkable moment when the most brilliant engineers, architects and inventors came together to build a new city. Their innovations — born of passion and practical ingenuity — shaped not just Chicago, but the modern world. What started 140 years ago continues to this day.
Come to a place where you can share ideas, make mistakes, work hard, build your business and, with a little luck, change the world.