With any project, you need to have an overseer of financial responsibility. The Director of Finance is an essential part of any leadership team. We at Campus on Lake Austin are extremely lucky to have entrusted that responsibility to Andrea Craven.
This Longhorn and San Antonio native has a deep understanding of finances and budgets and keeps all of us on task with regards to maintaining excellent financial health at this singular institution. Let’s get to know Andrea.
What is your name and title? Andrea Craven, Director of Finance
Where were you born? San Antonio, Texas
Please briefly detail your professional experience. With 15 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, I have worked all disciplines of hotel accounting. During this time, I have been a Director of Finance for several properties that are best in class within the industry. I have had the pleasure of working in a variety of settings including the iconic Canary Hotel in Santa Barbara, the historic Le Pavillon in New Orleans as well as several beautiful properties in Austin and San Antonio.
Where is your favorite travel destination and memory? Having been married on Waimanalo Beach, Oahu, the Hawaiian Islands hold special memories. After our wedding, we spent the next week island hopping, swimming with dolphins, and traveling the famous Road to Hana.
Where have you not yet been able to visit, but have always wanted to? Would love to visit Italy and explore the world-renowned sites while enjoying the charm and cuisine the regions offer.
What is your favorite thing about Austin? The great Texas hospitality, amazing food and scenery. Also, being a UT alum, I enjoy everything that is burnt orange. Hook ‘em!
What does having a position at Campus on Lake Austin mean to you? The mission of the Holdsworth Center is one that resonates personally with me. Growing up with a disabled brother, I have always had strong admiration and respect for everything the teachers and campus leaders did for him and his development. The Holdsworth Center’s drive to inspire exceptional leaders is something of which I am proud to be a part!