Welcome to NACCU's newest staff member - you just may know her!

Posted By: Dawn Thomas, CAE Positive IDentity Blog,

Welcome to NACCU's newest staff member!

As you may be aware, NACCU Business Manager, Janice Weston will be retiring at the end of June. Janice will be greatly missed, and there are big shoes to fill! We are excited to share that Crissy Sampier, formerly a NACCU institutional member, has joined the NACCU staff and will be working with Janice to transition into the Business Manager role when Janice's tenure concludes. Please join us in welcoming Crissy to the NACCU team!

Tell us a little about your professional experience...

I have worked in higher education my entire professional career. I started at Old Dominion University as a student worker and eventually became the Card Center Manager. I held this position until 2000 when I had the unique opportunity to start the card office at Longwood University. While there, I grew the program from ID cards and meal plans, with two employees (including myself), to a staff of five. The program grew to include the debit plan, on- and off-campus locations, laundry, vending, door access, POS, PCI Compliance, and even contract administration.

So you really were a NACCU member first?

I have been a NACCU member as long as I have been in higher education. I have taken every opportunity to learn and network through the organization. From taking classes, attending sessions, presenting, and even working on committees, such as the Marketing Committee (back in the day) and the Membership Committee.

Tell us about your family and your interests...

I live in Appomattox, Virginia with my husband Matt and daughters Kaitlyn (12) and Addison (9). We moved here when I started at Longwood. We enjoy entertaining, spending time with family, and relaxing at Kerr Lake on our boat.

What else do you think members may find interesting about you?

In my "downtime", I started a food truck business - Blended Soul! It has been a challenge, but very rewarding. We serve Southern-Soul food and alternate from serving at a set location in Appomattox to serving at events. It is a lot of hard work but rewarding to see people come back and recommend us to others. I call us "small town famous."

Would you like to welcome Crissy personally?

Send her an email at crissy@naccu.org - we know she would love to hear from you!

We hope you enjoyed learning about Crissy! She will be at the NACCU Annual Conference, so please go to registration and introduce yourself!