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Star of the Week’ Spotlight: Clair Ashburn


Each week at Brooks Bell, we have a short meeting Friday morning with the entire team. During the meeting we get updates on tests and the company, and award a “Star of the Week.”

This week, our Star is business development manager, Clair Ashburn. Clair always has a contagious positive attitude, and is always there to help. Congratulations Clair!

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“Clair is always there to help whether I ask for it or not. She always offers to help me unload my car when in need to bring things in from my car and is always patient while I comb through hectic schedules for open meeting times. Clair has a great attitude, and is a wonderful person to work with.” – Carissa Nickel, Executive Assistant, and last week’s Star.

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Where are you from and how did you end up in Raleigh at Brooks Bell?

I grew up in Raleigh, went to college in Raleigh (Meredith College), and got married in Raleigh! A few years ago, I worked in the same building as Brooks Bell and I would see Brooks herself every once in a while. It was like a celebrity sighting! I admired Brooks & the company for a few years until I was given the opportunity to start working for them.

Which of Brooks Bell’s core values resonates with you most and why?

Empower Each Other is my favorite! I love to make my coworkers feel appreciated. Making my coworkers laugh & enjoy their day is always one of my goals. We are such a strong company because of the collaboration between our employees. I am consistently impressed at the work we are able to do as a team.

If you had the BB team over for dinner, what would you make for all of us?

I know what I would have my husband make, is that cheating? We’d have fish tacos made with seared tuna and mango salsa. It would be a relaxing and fun time!

Are you reading anything interesting right now?

Yes! I’m reading a biography called Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martys, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a theologian who is a real inspiration. Metaxas, the author, is an outstanding writer & speaker.

What’s the best part about your job?

Talking to awesome, smart people. I’m made fun of for loving meetings. But I really do! I am a hopeless extrovert. The “I” in my DiSC profile is out of control! Talking to my coworkers and prospects in person or on the phone is the best part of my job.


The Brooks Bell Star of the Week is a team member who has gone above and beyond typical expectations during the week. The award is designed to empower our team and ensure everyone’s hard work is appreciated and recognized.

The winner receives a large trophy they get to keep for the entire week, fully equipped with extra Nerf darts (extra protection for those impromptu Nerf wars). They also get the honor of selecting the following week’s winner.

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