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2022 40 Under 40: Christy Howell

Epic Strategies LLC

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As brand coordinator at 417 Magazine the past seven years, Christy Howell worked with over 150 business clients to develop advertising campaigns, which gained Howell and the magazine accolades from the American Advertising Federation. During the summer, she coached interns and helped them develop campaigns for their portfolios.

Now, she’s turned her attention to a new job with marketing agency Epic Strategies LLC as senior vice president of account services-Midwest.

Outside of the office, Howell, 36, serves as the membership manager for the Junior League of Springfield, which runs the member experience for 500 local members.

But Howell says her most important job is as mother to her 3-year-old son Cooper. Having experienced the loss of her own mother to a brain tumor when Howell was 4 and her own daughter who was born prematurely with nonimmune hydrops fetalis, she cherishes the role of aiding her son’s success and showing him that he is loved.

Best productivity hack? I only keep emails, text messages, etc., in my inbox if they require a response or an action.

Best piece of advice you’ve ever received? Morey Mechlin preaches to stop emailing and texting for convenience’s sake; to pick up the phone and call people. I agree. In fact, I’d take it a step further: Meeting with people in person is better than calling.

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