By Kelsea Mullane
As you might remember from a previous blog post about CCG’s favorite childhood stories, I was obsessed with the American Girl® books and dolls.
The first books — or the “Meet” stories — were my favorite. They introduced us to the main character and set the starting line-up for the rest of the series.
In that same fashion, I invite you to “Meet Lauren George,” the newest member of our PR team.
Q: Why did you join the public relations industry?
A: Originally, I attended the University of Central Oklahoma to be an orthodontist. But much to my parents’ dismay, I changed my major to journalism after taking a news reporting class as an elective and falling in love. After college, I moved to Tampa and worked for the CBS affiliate as a graphic artist and also wrote stories for the evening news broadcasts. Due to the changing landscape of the field, I eventually transitioned into PR. Since then, I’ve worked at two agencies and a nonprofit. Each of these moves, including the one to CCG, were strategic changes that brought me new skills and opportunities to grow.
Q: What do you like most about public relations?
A: There are so many things, but I’d have to say getting placements is my favorite. I’m very results-oriented and have always enjoyed showing successes. I also enjoy research and strategic planning. I like to conduct media audits to find ways that we can improve and better serve our clients.
Q: What are you looking forward to most in the coming year?
A: I’m looking forward to a fresh start in 2015. Personally, my husband and I just bought a house and will be moving in January. At work, we’ve already started planning for our clients and setting new goals for the year. I’m also looking forward to continuing to grow both personally and professionally through organizations like FPRA.
Q: What do you like to do outside of work?
A: I’m kind of an adrenaline junkie. I go skydiving and scuba diving. But I also enjoy reading and spending time with my husband, James, and our dog Dakota.
Q: What is one thing that people might not know about you?
A: I was a competitive gymnast for 10 years. I even trained at the Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy and performed an expo with Dominique Moceanu.
Kelsea Mullane is an account coordinator who should probably look into selling her American Girl ® dolls online.