Jeannie Nissenbaum celebrates her 19th year working at Poynter in 2011. She is certainly one of the old-timers! She and her husband of 42 years, Dick (Clinical Pharmacy Director for Wellcare HMO), left the cold and cloudy Wisconsin winters in 1992 to settle in sunny Florida. While she loves nurturing all her students and taking care of the details of coordinating seminars, Nissenbaum confesses she misses the people in the Midwest. A loyal Wisconsin Badger fan, she graduated with a bachelor’s in social work from UW-Madison. Her older son, David, followed in the family tradition by graduating from UW-Madison with both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physical therapy and athletic training. He and his wife, Jill (his former professor!) were married in 2001, live in suburban Middleton and are enjoying their terrific 5-year-old daughter, Sophie and 3-year-old daughter, Maddie. Nissenbaum’s younger son, Andy, decided to go east, and graduated from Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania. He recently moved to St. Pete with his adorable children, 7-year old son, Remy and 5-year old Lila. Andy is CEO of Disaster TV. Nissenbaum is known around Poynter as “the party girl,” probably a throwback to her days at UW. She’s bi-partisan in her professional football allegiance, rooting for both the Bucs and the Packers. She loves to cook and entertain but her real passion is playing bridge.