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Professional Profile: Kristen McGowan 2013


  • Title: Vice president - director of sales
  • Company: BAC Tri-State
  • Location: 1350 Broadway, New York, NY 10018
  • Birthplace: Norwood, MA

Education: Mendham HS, National Association for Personnel Services (NAPS), LEED Green Associate

First job outside of real estate: Stand up comedy

First job in real estate or allied field: Transportation, Logistics Management

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I am part of an innovation team who is responsible for the development of the Sustainable Relocation Program which is responsible for the diversion of almost one million pounds of waste from landfill. I go beyond philanthropy and compliance and help companies to manage their economic, social and environmental impacts as well as their relationships in all key spheres of influence; the workplace, the marketplace, the supply chain, the community and the public policy realm.

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? I swim, listen to music, spend time with friends and family.

Favorite book: “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Ken Kesey

Favorite movie: “Caddyshack”

Last song you purchased/downloaded: “Superstitious” by Stevie Wonder

One word to describe your work environment: Mercurial

Rules to live by in business: Say what you mean and mean what you say. Under promise and over deliver. LISTEN. Nurture the talents of your colleagues. Innovate, create, inspire and chase your dreams before someone else pays you to chase theirs.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead) who would it be and where would you go? George Carlin and honestly I don’t think it would matter where we went – I want to thank him for inspiring me to pursue comedy. I want to thank him for all of the laughs – he is a comedic genius. Laughter has been and always will be an integral part of my existence.

What is your dream job? Ring Master