Chrissy Hugyez


What are your areas of expertise?
Reputation Management,Thought Leadership, Media Relations, Internal Communications, Strategic Planning

Years of relevant experience: 8

Why do you work for Standing Partnership?
I love the opportunity to be surrounded by incredibly smart professionals, where I have the ability to learn every single day.

Why did you pick this industry?
I wanted to work at a small- to mid-sized agency where I could explore various industries and learn the many aspects of reputation management.

What is your favorite part of your job?
I love the collaborative spirit – not only among my colleagues, but also with my clients and creative partners. Being considered “part of the team” by my clients – the fact that they forget I work for an agency rather than in-house – is the ultimate compliment.

What’s one thing people don’t know about you?

Probably the best kept secret about me, is the fact that I used to drive a NHRA Junior Dragster when I was younger. I was sponsored by Pennzoil, and attended shows to promote the company and the sport.

What do you do to unwind?
I’m a homebody, and like to spend time with my husband and daughter. Most of the time, Netflix is involved – watching anything from Sesame Street and Calliou to The West Wing and Arrested Development.




Author Organizations


Author Certifications



Stephens College (2004)
Bachelor's degree in mass communications with an emphasis in public relations


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