Stacy recently joined our team as our Account Executive/Quality Control. We wanted to get to know her a little better with a Q&A.
What is your new role at ColinKurtis? My role is focused on quality control and account coordination. I assist our Director of Sales Enablement, Kristen. My primary focus has been on proofing; I’m now taking on more responsibilities in account coordination as part of the communication team between the account and project management teams, as well as creative team members.
What does a typical day look like? I’m still getting a feel for my daily schedule and am participating in lots of meetings to gain knowledge and valuable context. I typically proof in the late night or early morning hours when it’s quiet and easy to concentrate without distractions.
What part of your role do you enjoy the most? While some people find it tedious, I really do love proofing and editing. I like to think I have a good eye for detail. Catching errors is so satisfying for me!
Can you tell us a little about your professional background? I have over a decade of experience in marketing and branding for B2C and B2B organizations. In 2007, I moved to Rockford to work for the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau and later worked for WATT Global Media, an agribusiness-focused publishing company. The past two years I’ve been a freelance marketing professional working primarily with small, female-owned businesses.
Fun Fact: I participated in the Walt Disney World College Program and worked in Epcot at the Test Track attraction, which is where I also met my husband, Stan.
How do you enjoy spending your time outside the office? My husband and I enjoy all kinds of board games and we love all things Disney. Baseball is our spectator sport of choice and we cheer for the Chicago White Sox (NOT the Cubs). We also love spoiling our fur baby, Holly. She’s a toy poodle and a total diva.
What did you want to be when you grew up (before you knew you would have a career in marketing)?
It was an extensive list! I wanted to be a Radio City Rockette at age 5, a teacher at age 9, a meteorologist at age 13, a broadcast journalist at age 15, and a political speechwriter by age 17. When I started college, I was relatively certain I wanted to do something in the field of communications or marketing.
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