A couple of weeks ago, we announced that Ashton Brown joined our team as an associate. Now that she’s been here for a month, we thought it would be nice for everyone to get to know her a little better through our "Meet LPR" series. Name: Ashton Brown Joined LPR: June 20, 2016 Clients: DFW Airport, ConocoPhilips, McKinstry, Topgolf, Winzer
1. What’s your favorite thing about working in public relations (so far)?
I’m passionate about telling stories, and public relations allows you to do that in so many ways! Even though I’m a writer at heart, there’s currently such a variety of communication mediums that the options are practically limitless. Be it through video, social media or just a good, old fashioned news release, public relations gives you the chance to communicate creatively, effectively and unforgettably.
2. Do you have any pets?
I have a borderline unhealthy obsession with my Chihuahua, Piper. I give her a million kisses a day, which she does not enjoy.
3. Coffee or tea?
Both! I didn’t become a coffee-drinker until my senior year of college, so I’m still exploring the world of java. Unfortunately, I have such a low tolerance for caffeine that more than one cup makes me feel like I’m having a heart attack. I find that a nice chai tea latte is a happy medium
4. You didn’t waste any time decorating your office. What was your inspiration?
Joanna Gaines from HGTV’s “Fixer Upper!” I worked at her store when I was going to Baylor University in Waco, Texas, so I like to think I picked up a few of Joanna’s style tips. She does a great job of combining classic elegance with a rustic, homey feel. I figured I’m going to be spending a large majority of my time at the office, so I might as well make myself at home!
5. What’s on your playlist at the moment?
Like any true musical theater fan at the moment, I currently obsessed with the cast recording of “Hamilton.” Plus, I know the soundtrack is probably the closest I’ll ever get to seeing the sold-out show. But, hey, a girl can dream. When I’m not geeking out to show tunes, you can find me lip-syncing to Beyoncé’s “Lemonade.
6. Favorite guilty pleasure TV show? Most recently binge-watched show?
“Game of Thrones!” During the new seasons, my friends and I have weekly watch parties that usually end in tears because of the death of a beloved character. On the lighter side of things, I love the oldie-but-goodie “Arrested Development” and quote it more than I care to admit.
When asked one word (or phrase) to describe Ashton, here’s what her LPR teammates said:
Eager – “From day one, Ashton has tackled any assignment thrown her way. She’s jumped right in to our work and our culture!”
Creative: "Ashton welcomes new ideas, is willing to change and develops new ideas and strategies."
Engaged: “Ashton continues to be focused on quickly ramping up on clients and LPR.”
Firecracker - "She may be petite, but this little redhead brings a powerful new energy to our team."