Courtney Glancy

January 12, 2023

Welcome to the Team: Alex Cromwell

Please join the Office of Professional and Workforce Development (OPWD) in welcoming our newest team addition: Alex Cromwell!

Alex comes to us from the University of Florida Pathology Laboratories where she has been for the past 7 years. She most recently served as the Logistics Coordinator for the Department of Pathology, but said she has transitioned through many positions during her years at Path Labs. “[I’ve] made lifelong friends that I now consider a part of my family,” Alex said. “Leaving my position at Path labs was one of the hardest decisions that I have ever made. However, I have felt welcomed with open arms by everyone on the OPWD team.”

When asked what she is most excited about in her new position with OPWD, Alex answered:

“I am most excited about the opportunity to learn and grow within an industry that brings me so much joy.

I have always enjoyed events, and I love any excuse to throw a party! A few years ago I started to freelance in the events industry and after my first few events… I WAS HOOKED!!!! I quickly realized that my background in logistics and love for design could be combined to create something not only beautiful but also brought joy and happiness to others….and those are two of my all-time favorite things!

I took the leap of faith and launched my own wedding-planning company at the beginning of last year and I have never felt so much purpose and fulfillment in my entire life.”

Some fun facts about Alex:

  • She walks very fast and likes to stay busy.
  • Her favorite color is pink.
  • She loves to be near the water. Whether it is a lake, a spring, the ocean, or a pond on the side of the road. “There is just something so peaceful about water……Especially during sunrise or sunset.” – Alex

As an Event Manager for the University of Florida Conference Department, Alex will act as a project planner for conferences and special events at the University of Florida. She is responsible for providing professional, courteous, and efficient service to university entities while adhering to university policies and procedures in order to meet a client’s needs.

“We are excited to welcome Alex Cromwell to the Conferences team!,” said Katie Risher, CMP, Assistant Director, Conference Department.

What Inspires You?

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

“Alex brings excellent leadership and project management skills and will be a strong addition to the Event Management team by starting to build a portfolio of events for conference clients across different UF departments. She also has experience in wedding and special event planning and brings a positive attitude, strong communication skills, and many years of experience in logistics coordination, stakeholder management, and event execution.”