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Tina Breithaupt

Tina Breithaupt

Vice President, Media Services

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“It was at the very beginning of Internet advertising, and I found it really interesting.”

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What technological innovation from the last few years are you the most excited about?

I find the idea of wearables and how the data collected is connected to something larger that could potentially benefit the greater population interesting.

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How many languages do you speak?

I took French starting in junior high all the way through college and still don’t speak it very well, despite having studied in France and visiting the country several times. So just one!

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What was your first paying job?

I started working at a clothing store at a mall in Phoenix when I was sixteen and worked there until I went to college. I believe starting work at young age gave me skills and characteristics I still put into practice today. Responsibility, ownership, hard work, etc.

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What was your favorite college course?

I took an advertising class where we had to come up with a product and market it. I went to the University of Arizona, and there were a lot of people in my group from the Midwest and the East Coast who enjoyed lying out in the sun. Our product was a round towel so that you didn’t have to get up and keep moving your towel with the changing direction of the sun.

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If you could have lunch with any person, living or dead (other than a relative), who would it be?

Probably John Lennon.

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How did you get started in this industry?

My first job out of college was working in the marketing department of the National Restaurant Association. It was at the very beginning of Internet advertising, and I found it really interesting. I was the go-to person in the department for any media placements for our products, on- or offline. My roommate at the time worked for a large advertising agency in the media department and they were hiring.

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What chore do you absolutely hate doing?

Taking laundry out of the dryer and folding it. I have a weird thing where I have to do it when the clothes are still hot, so my dryer runs a lot, even when clothes are already dry. We aren’t a very efficient household.

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What is your favorite drink?

A giant glass of a heavy, bold cabernet.

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Why were you given your name?

My mother worked at a theater in Chicago, and Christina Crawford was starring in a play there. My mother was so struck by her and declared if she ever had a daughter, she would name her Christina.

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Do you have any hidden talents?

I like to think I am a pretty good cook. I can’t bake, but I love finding a recipe that takes all day. I can chop for hours. It is very relaxing and a stress reliever for me.

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If you could live during any time period, which would it be?

Probably the 1960s, mostly because of the music.

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Are you a morning person or a night owl?

I am definitely a morning person and am up by 5:30 every day. I feel most productive in the mornings but hit a wall around 2 p.m.!