Meet the Ascedian: Olga Cruz

olga cruz operations director

What makes Ascedia special? Our people! Every week, we'll introduce you to a member of our team so you can get to know us a little better.

NAME AND TITLE

Olga Cruz -- Operations Director and General Manager

MY TYPICAL WORKDAY

My typical work day varies greatly from day to day. Administrative assistance for Workfront, generating existing reports, creating new reports, travel arrangements for conferences and leadership activities are just a few things that pop up regularly from day to day.

HOW I CHOSE MY CAREER PATH

Did I choose my career path or did it choose me? I enjoy problem-solving and my days are never boring. I like the variety of what I do and taking care of things just comes naturally to me.

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING AT ASCEDIA

I worked for Dan (with Mark) at my previous job. About two years later, after they formed Ascedia I accepted a position as an Account Manager and the rest is history! My favorite thing about working here is that even though it’s been 13 years since I made the move to join the agency, we still have one of the best and smartest teams, making great things happen.

EDUCATION

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Business 

HIGH SCHOOL MASCOT

Tiger

FIRST JOB

Cashier at Pick 'n Save

BEST PIECE OF CAREER/PROFESSIONAL ADVICE I'VE RECEIVED

"Take criticism for what it is…learn from it, grow from it, be better because of it."

PERSONAL HERO

My mom – she came to the States, married young, raised a family and never made it look hard.

FAVORITE MILWAUKEE HANGOUT

Elsa’s

LAST BOOK READ

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

PERSON I'D MOST LIKE TO MEET (LIVING OR DEAD)

My uncle Will – he died in Vietnam when he was 19 (24 days before his 20th birthday).

FAMILY

Husband (of almost 20 years!), two boys who are 10 & 7 (almost 8 on 6/2) and two furry babies: our dog Toeby and 19-year-old (!!!) cat Romeo.

WHAT I DO IN MY SPARE TIME

What’s that? ;) I love to read but rarely get enough time to enjoy a good novel. Dinner with my hubby or girlfriends is always a special treat. 

SECRET TALENT

Yikes! I used to be able to hula hoops with three hoops at a time. (No idea if I can still do that.)

MOST MEANINGFUL ACCOMPLISHMENT

That’s easy! My children.

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