Advanced Energy is excited to welcome Brittany Upchurch-Smith as a project manager. Brittany was born and raised in Raleigh and currently lives in Youngsville. She studied psychology at William Peace University and later earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
Brittany has always been fascinated by people and human behavior — it’s what motivated her to study psychology. After working in apartment leasing and later for a heating and cooling contractor, she became particularly interested in the relationship between psychology and business, which persuaded her to pursue an MBA.
When Brittany came across the opening at Advanced Energy, it seemed like a good fit. She would be able to apply some of her prior knowledge while learning about a wealth of new topics. Although she started just a few weeks ago, Brittany is already getting up to speed on several projects, most in the renewable energy sector.
Outside of work, Brittany is kept busy by her two children — a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old. She and her husband also run a photography business, with him focusing on corporate photography and her on style.
Brittany’s experience and eagerness to learn make her a great match for Advanced Energy, and we are excited to have her on the team.