Christian Pritchard is Coordinator-St. Jude Global Operations. Among her various responsibilities, Christian will help grow communications for St. Jude Global and member engagement for the St. Jude Global Alliance.
Christian is a native of Memphis but calls the mountains of East Tennessee her second home. During her time in East Tennessee, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Following graduation, she accepted a role at the university’s Center for Renewable Carbon. Christian supported the launch of an award-winning analytical tool that offered a real-time logistical business analysis on the management of cellulosic biomass, the most abundant raw material on earth for biofuels. She later returned to Memphis and assisted multiple small businesses with their marketing efforts and customer database management.
In 2012, Christian joined Hilton Worldwide supporting the Quality Assurance department. She became interested in Hilton’s outreach efforts and developed a passion for community service and event planning. Her creative communications and projects to get others involved in community service led to a role in Human Resources in the Recognition department. As a Recognition Coordinator, Christian promoted Hilton’s diverse offering of recognition programs that supported 16 brands consisting of more than 6,000 hotels in over 110 countries. As the owner of the Memphis campus events for more than 1,300 team members, Christian nurtured a culture that garnered high levels of performance and engagement through positive interactions, informative communications and community service.
In support of Hilton’s 2030 goals, Christian launched the Mats for the Homeless program, which provided employees from all business functions an opportunity to come together for the shared cause of sustainability and service. An on-site plastic recycling program was implemented, and in its first year over 30,000 plastic bags were diverted from local landfills. Each plastic bag was upcycled into plastic yarn and crocheted to make mats for community members in need.