Shaking things up, I had my sister Marion on our podcast and we had a blast! She also happens to be one of the earliest adopters of youturn for her company. She understands the stress of working mothers, especially right now! Marion has always been a woman in the workforce who has managed to have a family and a successful business. Although she will be the first to tell you it has not always been easy. Her hope is to be a part of the solution to make it easier for working mothers. She will be starting her own podcast very soon featuring guests that will help facilitate change and keep the conversation going.
Check out her Bio below and be on the lookout for Marion Crawford’s new podcast…
Marion Crawford is the founder & CEO of Crawford agency, a full-service marketing and brand strategy firm headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina. She has more than 25 years of experience in the field of marketing and communications, particularly in the financial services, healthcare, and travel industry segments. Most recently, Marion had the opportunity to serve on a long-term client assignment with United Community Bank, where she built an internal team while developing and implementing a corporate marketing & communications strategy. As CEO of the Crawford agency, Marion is focused on the long-term growth of the company. Since its inception in 2010, the agency has grown from 3 to more than 30 employees, and over the past several years has added significant media, digital, and website services in-house. Additionally, the Crawford agency was chosen in 2018, 2019, and 2020 by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce as one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina.
Marion started her career in the field of journalism, first working on the Nightly News Desk at NBC in New York, and later as a news writer and on-air reporter for WSPA-TV (CBS) in Spartanburg and WLOS-TV (ABC) in Asheville. Additionally, she spent five years with ScanSource, Inc., where she worked in sales, business development, and marketing.
Marion holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, and serves on the Regional Selection Committee for UVA’s Jefferson Scholars Foundation, a group that awards full-ride scholarships to exceptional student leaders across the country. In 2013, she was inducted into the Greenville Tech Entrepreneurs Forum, a prestigious group of local business leaders. She is an active community member, and has served on the boards of the Peace Center, Greenville Symphony Orchestra, Greenville Country Club, and is a past President of the Board of Artisphere, a nationally recognized multi-day arts festival.
Marion resides in Greenville, South Carolina, with her husband, three children, and two dogs. Outside of work, Marion is passionate about exercise, books, writing, and staying actively involved in the growth of the Upstate. She is also currently working with her husband William to revitalize an 1850’s historic home and farm in Laurens, SC.