Rising Star: A CREW Upstate member who receives this award reached a milestone or unique career success. Under the age of 35, this recipient is someone to watch in the future. This person approaches tasks with ambition and intuition to create something new or unique; providing services, developing products, or improving practices by organizing, developing, or innovatively using available recourses. The Rising Star recipient shines bright.
Rising Star: Alison Hollstegge
Alison Hollstegge, Market Leader for CBI, received the Rising Star award.
Hollstegge graduated from Furman with a degree in Communications Studies in 2009 and then acquired a Masters in Interior Design at Savannah College of Art & Design in 2012.
From there, Hollstegge worked as a Sales Consultant with CBI, an interior solutions provider offering workplace strategy and furniture solutions to a wide range of clients.
Hollstegge was then promoted to Market Leader in 2015 at the age of 27. As Market Leader, Hollstegge obtained a lot of responsibilities; her primary role being to manage the Greenville office, which includes developing business strategy, managing profitability, promoting thought leadership, planning events, and managing projects and design.
Hollstegge achieved a 20% increase in profitability from 2016 to 2017.
She attributes much of her proactive habits back to her athletic youth. “I grew up an athlete, and played D1 volleyball at Furman University, Hollstegge said. “I attribute much of my success thus far to the skills I developed on the court: teamwork, dedication, and attitude. I learned the value of goal-setting and the importance of healthy competition.
Apart from work, Hollstegge is involved in many community activities. She is the CREW Upstate Sponsorship Committee Chair for a second year, works with a third-party business coach, and is a member of CBI’s internal Leadership Training Program. “Like most things in life, you get out what you put in.” Hollstegge said.