31 Jan 2023 Person of the Month: Crystal Floyd
Hometown: I’m a native of Blytheville but have called Conway home for more than 22 years.
Family: I have an older brother and sister, four nieces, three nephews, and I’m a bonus auntie to some special kiddos who affectionately call me “Moo.”
Education: I’m a class of ’98 graduate of Blytheville High School. I received an Associate of Arts in general studies from Mississippi County Community College, now Arkansas Northeastern College in Blytheville. I’m a proud University of Central Arkansas alumna, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in mass communications and a minor in computer information systems (2003), and a Master of Science in training systems, with an emphasis in training and development (2004).
Work: I’ve been with Acxiom for 18 years and currently work in Human Resources as Director of Engagement and Inclusion. I’m responsible for the overall strategy of Acxiom’s IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Awareness) Council, which works to advance Acxiom’s diversity and inclusion strategies.
I also work to create a fun, engaging workplace culture that drives inclusivity, innovation, collaboration, teamwork and appreciation for all associates. I help build partnerships with organizations and community leaders, working together to change the communities where we live.
I’ve been at Acxiom my entire professional career, working in many areas of the business before moving to HR. I’ve always been an advocate for associates, even before it was part of my job description.
Community activities: I’m passionate about creating an engaging environment through associate and community partnerships. I’m a devoted volunteer for several nonprofit organizations and community efforts and very active with the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce. I also serve on the board of the Conway Downtown Partnership. In my role as Director of Engagement and Inclusion, I’m able to pursue my passion every day by working with associates and community stakeholders to be an agent of change.
Church activities/Faith: God placed me on this earth to be a light that shines in darkness. I’m a proud member of Salem Missionary Baptist Church of Conway. I’m also grateful for the foundational teachings I received from my home church, First Missionary Baptist Church in Blytheville.
Biggest Accomplishments: I was honored to be a part of the inaugural class of the Conway Area Leadership Institute (2017), an Outstanding Young Minority Professional (2017) and a 2023 Museum of Discovery Spark Star!
Most cherished possession: My family is my most cherished possession. My dad passed away when I was 18, and my mom and brother have been supportive, encouraging, uplifting and they celebrate every milestone and accomplishment. They offer a shoulder to cry on when I need it. I cherish every living moment with my family.
INTERESTS: When I’m not working or volunteering, you can find me crafting, exploring my new passion for photography, or de-stressing with hip-hop step aerobics. I enjoy woodworking projects such as building benches and tables, designing T-shirts and welcome boards/signs and more.