Kristen James

As a Digital Strategist, Kristen James brings a unique mix of marketing, digital and public relations experience to Pierpont’s clients. In fact, her colleagues occasionally call her the project “pinch hitter” since she can wear almost any hat—and hit a home run. That's because in addition to her can-do attitude and great laugh, Kristen has the versatility to lay out a sound digital strategy and then roll up her sleeves to implement.

Kristen brings experience from both the agency and client sides, having spent four years in account service at Cohn & Wolfe and time as the Marketing Communications Manager for software company Accruent. Over the years, she's supported a broad portfolio of clients—from successfully running widespread digital campaigns and launching new products to reaching expanded markets. A few of Kristen's clients have included Seton Healthcare Family, Amplify Credit Union, the Austin Board of REALTORS® and Corner Bakery Cafe. Growing up in Houston, she spent summers interning with the Houston Ballet and Griffin Communications Group. She’s active in the Austin community and is currently serving on the Communications Committee for the Ballet Austin Guild and is a past Events Director for the Austin Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

Kristen graduated with a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Texas at Austin and embraces her position as the black sheep in a family full of Aggies. When she’s not sitting behind a computer, she spends time working on house projects, going on runs and taking hikes around Austin with her husband and their two dogs—Max & Stella.

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