One of the things I enjoy about working at ECPR is how involved it makes me feel in the community. When I look back on some of the announcements I’ve been involved in through my client work, I feel like I’ve been a part of something big, something important for the City of Austin.
For example, I was at City Hall when the original designs were unveiled for the Waller Creek development. And I was at Brazos Hall when Google announced it was bringing fiber to Austin.
I’m proud to be so connected to my city through my job, but I often forget how my clients connect me to the rest of Texas.
In general when we talk about ECPR, we talk about representing state and local clients. But I think we often sell ourselves short by not emphasizing the state part enough.
Take Texas Mutual Insurance Company for example. The company’s headquarters is in Austin, but its presence is greatly felt across Texas. In the five-plus years I’ve worked with them, I’ve been to more Texas cities—including Midland, Amarillo, Victoria, Texas City, Corpus Christi, McAllen—than I ever thought I would (especially as a Tennessee native).
Then there’s Google. This client started with an announcement in Austin that Google Fiber would be coming to our great city. It’s evolved to include handling a variety of other Google projects throughout the state (unrelated to fiber). We’ve helped with events in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Corpus Christi.
And, of course, I would be remiss not to mention my client Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare, which has had me traveling to El Paso about once a month for the past two years.
ECPR has always been much more than an Austin company, but with the ease of travel and the luxury of technology, our footprint has expanded even more over the last several years. Can’t wait to see where this job will take me next!
Vice President, Account Management