Tell us about yourself, Sam. Where are you from? Where did you go to school?
I am a Texas native, born and raised in Tyler. In 2011 I started school at Texas Tech University in West Texas with a focus on public relations. In the middle of my sophomore year, I transferred home to the University of Texas at Tyler to be closer to Dallas (and Austin) for internships, family and travel.
How did you get into marketing?
I was the communications coordinator and production assistant for BSCENE Magazine, a lifestyle and social magazine in East Texas, as well as the media chair for the Cattle Baron’s Ball, the American Cancer Society‘s big annual fundraiser in North Texas. When I graduated from college last year I hit the ground running trying to break into marketing communications, and here I am.
Good for you. What attracted you to 5miles?
Well, when I moved to Dallas in the fall of last year, I got a job as the marketing/sponsorship coordinator for the Dallas C.P.A. Society. However, my drive for progressive marketing efforts, technology and diversity led me to 5miles.
And what do you like best about 5miles?
I love to watch a simple idea grow into something bigger than myself and the team that helped cultivate it.
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