Courtney

Swartzel,

Project Manager

About Courtney Swartzel

Courtney ensures her clients have the tools they need to reach their employees.  She supports our consulting team with writing, planning, measurement, data analysis and project management. Courtney has worked with clients, such as American Water, Pharmavite and Einstein Medical Center.

Courtney joined Davis & Company right after graduating college. In college, she worked as an extern, then shortly became part of the Davis team as a full-time employee.

Courtney holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and information studies from Douglass College, Rutgers University, with a minor in political science.

Q&A with Courtney Swartzel

What is the most satisfying or memorable project you’ve worked on?
I love being a part of big meetings. My favorite project was putting together the agenda and exercises for a three-day conference, while managing and editing more than 50 presentations. Being onsite to ensure the days went smoothly was a rewarding adrenaline rush.

Who (or what) inspires you in your work?
Knowing that my work is benefiting employees and improving organizations inspires me—making others happy, makes me happy.

If you were to choose another profession, what would it be?
Wildlife photographer.

What’s one book you think everyone should read?
Wild (book and movie) by Cheryl Strayed.

What genre of music helps you do your best work?
60’s folk rock.

What’s your favorite type of project to work on?
Qualitative research.

Where did you grow up?
Stars Hollow, Connecticut.

What do you like to do on the weekends?
Go to Luke’s.

What scares you?
Not traveling.

What can you do that most others can’t?
Talk fast.

What’s your favorite movie?
When Harry Met Sally.

What’s your favorite song?
Where You Lead by Carole King.

What’s your favorite lunchtime meal?
Cheeseburger and fries, coffee, a plate of pop tarts and ice cream.

What is your spirit animal? Why?
Joanna Gaines—she’s creative and sees the beauty in everything. I’m also married to a carpenter. :)

What’s your favorite word? Why?
Troubadour.

If you could live inside a television show, which would it be?
Gilmore Girls, obviously.

The internet goes down. What do you do now?
Hike the Appalachian Trail.

What are three things you can’t live without?
Coffee, wit and spontaneity.