The start of 2023 continues to build on the growth and momentum experienced at ASC in the last year. This week, we are thrilled to welcome another team member and our newest Communications Account Director, Kristen Crutchley! Kristen will be a key point of contact for our clients, overseeing project deliverables and media relations, as well as supporting the operational needs of the firm.
Kristen comes to ASC with a background in finance, business development and operations. Her experience spans more than ten years working in financial services and real estate development, including Vanguard in Charlotte, North Carolina, and most recently, at the Reed Group in Bluffton, South Carolina. We look forward to the expertise and warmth that Kristen will bring to the team, and we can’t wait for you to meet her.
We invite you to get to know Kristen in these 20 questions. It’ll be fun! 🙂
Do you go by any other names than Kristen? Nicknames?
Those who knew me pre-marriage call me “Panda” because of my maiden name, Kopanda.
What’s your favorite social media platform?
Where did you graduate from College?
Virginia Tech – go Hokies!
What was your first job?
In high school I worked in retail sales at Hollister, and I eventually got promoted to Abercrombie & Fitch!
What is your favorite media source?
NBC Nightly News
Do you prefer podcasts, audiobooks or music?
It’s a tie between music and podcasts, I listen to both daily
Where is your favorite place to be or vacation spot?
Snowboarding down any mountain
What is your favorite line from a movie?
You did it! Congratulations! World’s best cup of coffee. Great job everybody.
If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?
Reese Witherspoon. She radiates positivity, emphasizes women empowerment, and puts her heart into all of her passions from acting and producing, to book writing, and most importantly family.
How did you hear about Anna Stallmann Communications?
Mae, who works for the company, kept sharing great articles by ASC and spoke to the collaborative culture on LinkedIn. I just had to reach out to learn more!
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
How to catch Red Fish
Do you have any pets?
Yes, 2 black Lab brothers named Bram & Wylie
You have 30-minutes of free-time, what do you do?
Go for a walk to the water with the dogs
What is something new you learned in the last week?
Cold plunging has a lot of health benefits!
How do you balance career and family?
By blocking family time on the calendar and making a point to put the electronics away
Who is your favorite news anchor (past or present)?
Savannah Guthrie. I love her.
What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
Mint Chocolate Chip
What motivates you in life?
My hope to make a positive impact in my community and inspire those around me
Favorite way to write – paper, laptop, talk to text?
Tell us something that might surprise us about you?
I can do 1000+ piece puzzles without ever looking at the picture