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Introduce yourself! Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Brian Hurst and I’m from Greater Boston. I’m a hybrid of marketing and customer success, and I currently volunteer for AMA Boston. My fun fact is I was an extra on the TV Show: Nashville, while living in Tennessee.
What made you want to join AMA Boston?
I originally joined AMA Boston as a volunteer. Looking back, it was an opportunity to contribute to the trends I’m seeing personally to a wider range of individuals vs on my own. Also, I enjoy what networking brings, so being able to support that process has been rewarding.
What do you love the most about working in Massachusetts?
I would say, it’s so tight knit and personal you could probably find a commonality with just about anyone here in the Bay State, including common ones like coffee, commuting challenges, or sports teams.
What are your favorite small businesses to support in Massachusetts?
I would say what comes to mind the most are small restaurants, the mom and pop sub shops. Generally, fixtures of communities, as they’re always very friendly, even though it’s not an easy business model.
What has been the biggest lesson you’ve learned throughout your career?
I would say always have bandwidth, for the future, the present and also your past. When you focus solely too much on one or two out of three, it makes a career more challenging.
If you weren’t in your current position, what would your next dream job be?
I think my path is still being defined, so I’m open to a lot of things, but if I answered that common question that many people still answer of a “five year plan,” my dream job would consist of a marketing leader with a focus in digital.
When you’re not working, what activities do you enjoy?
I really enjoy traveling, as it gives an opportunity to provide relief from a day to day and experience new things beyond my comfort zone and routine.
Is there anything else you’d like to mention?
I would close by saying no matter where you are in your career, you matter! Everyone is learning from everyone, and you’d be surprised by what you can share with others. And, in my opinion, those people who used to seem a world away (because of influence or celebrated works) away, really aren’t anymore (authors, CEOs, doctors, and many more). Happy to chat!
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