INTRODUCING OUR DIRECTOR OF PEOPLE & CULTURE, CHELSEA STONEROCK
On this edition of Employee Spotlight, we’re introducing a very special new member to the 321 team — our Director of People and Culture, Chelsea Stonerock.
We sat down with Chelsea and asked her some key questions about her role and how she got to where she is today. Get to know Chelsea below!
• So, tell us a little about your role
CS – My role is Director of People and Culture and my daily motivation is to foster a work environment where employees are supported and able to share and grow their unique talents. This means everything from organizing initiatives like Friday Yoga to creating a system for regular communication between directors and employees. One thing is for sure, every day is a little bit different!
• How did you get into managing people, culture, and everything that comes with the daily grind of agency life?
CS – Well, I originally wanted to be an actress, but I ended up getting a BA in Art History and Classics from Rollins College instead. Later, I went to the Savannah College of Art and Design to get my BFA in Advertising Design. Surprisingly enough, I think both of these majors had me studying people and what motivates or moves them.
After working for a few years in the industry as a brand copywriter, I decided to stick with agency life but from an operational angle. I followed my curiosity in HR which eventually led me to get my SHRM-CP — making me a certified professional in the field.
• Awesome! Enough business though, let’s get to the fun stuff. Give us some fun facts about yourself.
CS – Fun facts! Ok, I didn’t leave acting completely behind. I’ve taken all 4 levels of the SAK improv comedy class. I’m also a rare true Orlandoan – born and raised here (Go LHP!) But I do love to travel, and have been to 13 countries on 4 continents.
We’re looking forward to seeing all the great things Chelsea accomplishes at 321!