At center is the Boyle Building, where Premier is located.

In the Lead

Ballantyne® business executives share workforce and community insights

By Michael J. Solender

The Ballantyne® campus’s growth as a business hub is helping companies attract more leadership talent. Ballantyne Magazine sat down with several top-level executives to discuss their leadership approaches, challenges and opportunities and what it’s like to do business here. Responses have been edited for brevity and clarity.

Crystal Climer

Crystal Climer

Chief Accounting Officer — Premier

Her observations:

Building cross-functional relationships

In some scenarios, you have people that may have finished college remotely, and they’re coming into our organization not having the experience of being in an office. We’ve found that some of our more junior staff are the ones that are more open to coming in and more energetic about building new work relationships.

There will be occasions [when] I get a question from a junior team member, and I’ll encourage them to reach out to another associate to discuss the question with them and get a different perspective. We encourage working across functions and gaining broader business knowledge. It better serves everyone.