Chrishan E. Wright
At the height of the economic downturn in 2009, Chrishan E. Wright and her former husband lost their jobs, devastating their income and straining their family. Involved with several social service organizations at the time, Wright shared her plight at a meeting of the Red Cross Centennial Circle, a group, which she now co-chairs, of professional women dedicated to raising awareness and funds for emergency preparedness in inner-city communities. Captured by Wright’s story, an acquaintance and group member, who also happened to be a television news anchor, suggested that Wright share her experience on air. Not only did Wright’s MSNBC television spot resonate with viewers, the feedback inspired her to launch a blog “Diary of a Displaced Worker,” which led to an appearance on CNN. “That life-changing experience helped me attract the attention of Solix, where I have been happily employed ever since,” says Wright, a mother of two.
Since joining the company in 2009, Wright has had numerous roles. Now a marketing manager, she develops and executes campaigns to position Solix as a leading provider of business outsourcing. She also serves as webmaster for the company’s website, Solixinc.com.
Born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y., Wright earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the State University of New York at Albany and a master’s in social work from the same university’s School of Social Welfare. Prior to Solix, Wright was the government relations director for New York City’s Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield, before which she spent seven years developing social service initiatives as a senior policy analyst with the New York State Assembly. “I’ve had a very diverse career, including politics, television, social work and most recently, marketing,” says Wright. “And I treasure my role as a mother, serving as my children’s inspiration to achieve their goals and dream big!”