Name: Allison Alvarez
Where do you work? Hendrick Health System
What’s your job title/what do you do? My title is Brand Strategy Coordinator. I work in marketing and assist several departments within the hospital, manage our social media pages and work on special events throughout the year.
Where are you from? Clyde, America
If you’re not from Abilene, how long have you lived in the area and what brought you here? Abilene is my home! I moved to Austin while in college but have been back in Abilene for four years. My husband and I moved back home because we wanted to raise our twins close to family.
What is your favorite thing about living in the Big Country? My favorite thing about the Big Country is the people! Our community is so friendly and supportive. No matter if you are trying to raise a family, start a business, or find your passion, there are people here who care about you and want to help you succeed. It’s a sense of community that I think is hard to find in a big city.
What do you do in your free time? My weekends almost always include a trip to the Abilene Zoo or one of the many parks around town. This fall, most of my free time will be filled with college football. Hook ‘em!
Do you serve on any boards in the community or participate in any other groups? If so, what do you enjoy about your participation? This is my first year serving on the steering committee for the Chamber’s Annual Celebration and it has been such an amazing experience. I feel lucky to be on a team of crazy talented individuals that have come together to make the event a huge success. I will begin serving on the Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau’s board in October and couldn’t be more excited. Abilene does a fantastic job of providing opportunities for young professionals to serve on boards and I love being a part of some of the most exciting things happening in Abilene!
What’s your favorite restaurant in Abilene? Hands down my favorite restaurant in Abilene is Vagabond. Give me all the pizza.