She’s been climbing the ranks of the advertising world for 20 years, and last year Kristen Cavallo became president of Mullen’s flagship Boston office. The job came with an unusual provision: The spunky creative could continue to live in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband and two children, and run the company remotely. The arrangement was the perfect fit for Cavallo, a travel buff. “My family and I have watched the sun set in Wadi Rum, ridden camels in Petra, walked among the cherry blossoms in Kyoto, gone gorilla-trekking in the Congo, and climbed the Great Wall of China,” she says. Jetting to Boston, L.A., and Chicago for work, then, suits her wanderlust well. It’s all in a day’s work for the ad exec, who has helmed campaigns for Volkswagen, Timberland, and Coca-Cola and won the coveted Jay Chiat Award not once, but twice. Maybe it’s something in that gelato?
Kristen Cavallo's Favorite Things
Photographs by toan trinh (a grief observed); courtesy of TIFFANY & CO. (ring); the rug company (allegra hicks rug); berkuspic/flickr (plane); talenti gelato; sylvain tremblay (Bleu Urbain, 24 by 48 INCHES, sylvaintremblay.ca)