Prior to joining the sponsorship department in 2005, Bailey volunteered with the Chicago Blackhawks through its community outreach campaigns for several years. She previously worked in the hospitality and meetings industries with Maritz Travel Company, the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission and Global Experience Specialists.
Bailey was a mentor with the Women in Sports and Events (WISE) Within program from 2012 to 2014. She served on the WISE Chicago Board of Directors from 2008-10 while co-chairing the local chapter's WISE Within Mentor Program Committee, then joined the WISE Within National Committee in the summer of 2010 for a two-year term as Program Director.
A native of St. Louis, Mo., Bailey is a graduate of Bradley University with a Bachelor of Science in business management and administration. She and her daughter, Nora, reside in Chicago.