I started out in college at Vanderbilt University as a Political Science major who wanted to work in the Government Relations side of companies. After college D.C. was calling my name so I decided to pursue a career there where I served in the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs where I helped to provide analysis on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. While working in D.C. I had kept relations with members at AshBritt and they were looking to bring on a Director of Government Relations- it was a match! Key parts of my job included working with contracts at a local, state, and federal level while interacting with government officials. I was fortunate enough to go back to graduate school at the University of Texas and get a masters in Accounting. Now ‘m back with AshBritt as the Director of Finance and Accounting!
A project I’m most proud of is AshBritt’s first big push to recruit more small, minority, and disabled veteran businesses for our response efforts in natural disasters. A really cool aspect of AshBritt is that we are able to expand rapidly in the event of an emergency so having the support of not only one demographic in a community but the entire community itself helps to not only ensure everyone’s safety but begin the response and recovery process faster. We did hit a few road bumps in this project as it was harder than expected to find these smaller minority and disabled veteran businesses but I took my time and did the research to attend conferences and show our support at a more local level. Being able to pick up these businesses allowed for a mutual beneficiary relationship to form and long lasting relationships to bloom.