Alumni Hall of Fame - Erin L. Waller
Erin L. Waller, ’98
Product Manager, Invesco, Ltd.
Nominated by Camille Julian
“I love MCC and my experience when I was a student. I love being able to give back to a place that served as a launching pad for my life. Being nominated is delightful and humbling.”
Erin’s work in support of municipal bond funds for asset manager Invesco, Ltd. centers around researching product and portfolio initiatives, marketing trends and multimedia deliverables—a field she entered in 2012 while at the First Unitarian Church of Rochester. Erin also worked for Flight 9 Creative, a locally owned, all-female design firm that specialized in website and collateral creation for brand development. It seems like working at Invesco, Ltd., would be challenging enough, but that’s just one of the activities that fills Erin L. Waller’s life.
Erin writes and performs her own autobiographical shows, appearing for multiple years at the Rochester Fringe Festival. Her three one-woman shows, collectively titled “You Are No Match for Me,” are based on her experiences with online dating. Erin also serves as executive director for Listen to Your Mother Rochester, a live storytelling event created by Roc the Mic Productions to raise money for the Society for the Protection and Care of Children. Now in its seventh year, the annual show is performed the night before Mother’s Day.
In addition to writing and performing, Erin recently completed Leadership Rochester, joining 35 other leaders in our community on a year-long journey of connecting with our city and organizations that make an impact, to develop a better understanding of what it means to be a leader.
After earning her associate degree in communications and media arts from MCC, Erin went on to study communication and marketing at the Rochester Institute of Technology. An active volunteer in the Rochester community, Erin has devoted her time and attention to Compeer, National Multiple Sclerosis Society as walk chair, Habitat for Humanity, Junior Achievement, Teen Empowerment, Ganondagan Native American Historical New York State Park, the MCC Foundation and Gilda’s Club of Rochester, including Camp Open Arms where Erin was named Gilda’s Club Outstanding Volunteer in 2009.
“We get one crazy life and I intend to make the most of it. I am grateful for those who support me and hope I can provide support to those around me,” she said. Erin is married and a step-mom to two teenagers. She practices yoga, loves to travel, and recently discovered a love of cooking.