20 Under 30: Crystal L. Hartin

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Loan Officer, People’s Bank of the Ozarks

Born: July 20, 1979

Crystal Hartin is a superhero. A mild-mannered loan officer for People’s Bank by day, by night and on weekends she’s a tireless fundraiser, networker and event organizer. She even has the costume: The purple and green singlet of a Team In Training runner.

Crystal is also on the board of her chosen charity, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, which oversees Team In Training. She admits her original interest in the group was selfish: She wanted to cross “run a marathon” and “work for a charity” off of her personal to-do list. Mission accomplished, she stuck with the organization anyway, and plans a handful of major events per year. Crystal estimates she’s helped LLS raise between $15,000 and $20,000 through her own efforts. The funds help Crystal qualify for her marathons, but all proceeds benefit LLS.

The key: “Not being afraid to ask. You never know who has been touched, so just put it out there.” She brings the same attitude to banking. She earned her MBA from Drury, and stays active in both the Nixa and Springfield Chambers. “I’m just trying to get people to invest in something,” she says.







What's Your Favorite:

A close tie between Pretty Woman and Sleepless in Seattle, I'm a sucker for the chick flicks, but after all I'm a chick, so it makes sense

TV Show?
Brothers and Sisters

Eagles. A shout out to my local favs-M-Dock and Lost Highway... those guys truly do rock!

Childhood cartoon character?

Sports team?
Springfield Cardinals of course or Dave Foley in the Texas Hold'em Poker World... some would say that Texas Hold'em isn't a sport; however, I disagree.

Adult beverage?
Dry vodka martini, with extra, extra olives, but a fabulous Cosmopolitan takes a close second.

Local bar AND restaurant (name both)?
Parlor 88; a tie between Kai and Flame

Thing about participating in marathons?
Knowing you have accomplished something only 1/10th of one percent of Americans have accomplished!

Song to play on the piano?
If performing for my Southern Gospel fans from years past, the masterpiece as arranged by the great Anthony Burger, "How Great Thou Art". If just for fun, anything by Beethoven.




What’s the first website you check every day?

One night, no consequences, whom do you seduce?
Matthew McConaug-hey-hey-hey

What’s the best thing about being younger than 30?
To me age is just a number, you are as young as you feel. I try to live each day to the fullest and enjoy each moment no matter what birthday year it is. Whether you are under or over 30, time is truly the most precious gift we have and should enjoy each second of it as if it were our last.



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