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Cricket Smith - Executive Vice President

"Take time out of your busy day to tap into your creative side. You never know when that bright idea may become that great idea."

Cricket Smith | Executive Vice President

What you see is what you get

It’s not Halloween that Cricket dislikes. It’s the anxiety of deciding on a costume. She just wants to be herself, thank you. And that’s just fine by us.

Raised in Great Falls, Montana, Cricket moved to Spokane to pursue a degree in fine arts. Shortly after college, she decided to move to California, but something got in the way…Colorado. What started as a pit stop, ended up a permanent home, as she’s been here ever since.

Shortly after moving to the Front Range, Cricket took a job as a Production Manager at Entercom and once again found a permanent home. After several mergers and jobs ranging from production manager to office manager, Cricket wanted to work with the people she trusted the most. Together with Mike Gaughan and Jeff Julin, Cricket helped pour the original foundation for MGA.

Though her title and role have changed over the years, she’s always enjoyed the people she works with. Today, she uses her wide-ranging expertise and knowledge of the communications industry to help run the “business” side of the business. Formally she’s the leader of our Business Services team. Informally, she’s the agency’s mom.

Much like her passion for gardening, she enjoys watching her employees thrive and grow. An avid cook and someday well-known artist, Cricket loves to laugh but admits she’s horrible at telling jokes. “What you see is what you get,” she proclaims. And that’s just fine by us.

  • Areas of Expertise: Business Services, Financial Management/Accounting Services, Operations/Facilities Management, Human Resource Services, Creative Production, Special Event Management
  • Year Entered Communications Industry: 1980
  • Year Started at MGA: 1987 (since its inception)
  • Education: B.A. in Fine Arts from Whitworth College

Interesting Fact

Fresh out of college, Cricket held a position that she was “really good at,” selling brass model trains and airplanes for a hobby shop.

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