As Marketing and Events Coordinator, Crystal’s main focus is on the organization of Innovate Mississippi’s events including Startup Weekend, New Venture Challenge, Discovery Luncheons, and the annual Conference on Technology Innovation.
She also assists with sponsorships and community outreach.
Previously, Crystal was an entrepreneurial development analyst at Innovate Mississippi, assisting startup companies with venture development by providing entrepreneurs with next steps, performing financial/market analysis, business plan reviews, and competitive market analysis. She also assisted in coordination of Innovate Mississippi events related to entrepreneurship.
Crystal graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Belhaven University. Crystal attended Belhaven on a fast-pitch softball scholarship as a first baseman for the Blazers. During her time at Belhaven, Crystal also served as member of the Dean’s Circle of Business, Sports Administration Club, and Accounting Club all while maintaining a 4.0 GPA.
Crystal resides in Madison, and is married to Austin McCann, a project chemist for Ergon Refining.