Meet Jacquelyn Hood, office lead and African American PRN member

Crowe Recruiting
| 2/24/2017
Jacque Hood
Jacquelyn Hood (Atlanta) joined Crowe in 2014 as a senior manager and Chicago office lead. Today, she’s the Atlanta office lead. Jacquelyn is also active in our African American (AA PRN) People Resource Network, serving as a local office PRN lead in Atlanta. In that role, she helps to plan events in the local office, supports recruiting efforts and engages colleagues in the office in conversations related to diversity and inclusion. This year, Jacquelyn was appointed as AA PRN lead for the western region, which covers Los Angeles, Orange County, Sacramento, San Francisco and Denver locations. In that role, she’ll help to recruit others for AA PRN leadership roles and bring members in the region together through scheduled networking events and community volunteer opportunities.

Q: What makes you proud to be part of the AA PRN?
A: Individually and collectively, we believe in giving back to our local communities. Last year, the AA PRN raised more than $10,000 for the United Negro College Fund, and we’re hoping to match that again through this year’s fundraiser. Last year we also had 150 members from across not only the AA PRN but also the Latino, Asian and GALA PRNs participate in our collective day of service.

Q: What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
A: I play on an organized flag football team. It’s definitely positively impacted my overall health. I get bored easily with mundane, routine exercises and flag football provides the positive energy and enjoyment I need. It also helps keep my mind fresh and my brain alert and induces a sort of calmness that trains my mind to think calmly and deal with problems without over-reacting. This certainly transitions into how I approach my work-life.

Q: Is there a book that has changed your perspective on life?
A: “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne. This book helped me to realize how much control we have over our lives, our relationships, our circumstances and our happiness.

Q: What’s the most valuable advice you’ve been given in your career?
A: Not only learn from your mistakes but also own up to them.