Who has redefined what it means to think outside the law (aka OUTLAW) and is helping each of us in the process?
Meet Stephanie Hinrichs. Stephanie brings more than a decade of experience in marketing and sales, specifically in the legal, economic development, airline, and transportation industries. Her prior experience includes global organizations such as Lufthansa German Airlines, DHL Express, Littler Mendelson, P.C., and most recently Womble Bond Dickinson.
In her role with Womble Bond Dickinson, she serves as Senior Director of Sales leading a team of legal sales professionals working closely with firm attorneys and clients to initiate and expand relationships, as well as to ensure that the firm is providing the best possible client service. Stephanie also leads the firms Manufacturing Industry Sector efforts where her fluency of German and dual citizenship in both the United States and Germany serves her well in growing clients in this industry sector.
Beyond the office, Stephanie has served in various leadership positions with the Legal Marketing Association and currently serves on the Leadership Committee of the German American Chamber of Commerce’s North Carolina Chapter and Board of Advisors for the Legal Sales and Service Organization (LSSO). She is also an active member in Rotary. Stephanie is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, and holds an MBA from Pfeiffer University.
We asked Stephanie a few questions, and her answers can be found below. Enjoy getting to know this Outlaw!
Q: Where would you like to live?
A: I’ve always wanted to move back to Germany, in Aachen, my family hometown.
Q: What is your motto?
A: Work hard, play hard.
Q: Finish this sentence: “If I could have one super-power, it would be…”
A: to find a way to buy time.
Q: What got you into working in the legal industry?
A: I completely fell into this industry and I am grateful that I did. When I was in college I wanted to be an attorney and practice international law. I took the Kaplan LSAT prep courses and about a week before I was supposed to take the test I pulled out and decided to go to business school instead. After working for a few companies in sales and marketing roles, I met my first law firm. I’ve been in the legal industry for nearly a decade and I now have the best of both worlds-I work in a law firm as a business person working with attorneys and clients to grow revenue and achieve incredible outcomes for clients.
Q: Your favorite virtue?
A: Be truthful and honest.