Christina Milanowski with UST MBC program director Mike Porter
Christina Milanowski, social media director and account supervisor at Minneapolis-based Maccabee Public Relations, and a student in the Opus College of Business’ Master of Business Communication program, has been named the 2012 Young Professional by the Minnesota chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) at the 35th annual Minnesota PRSA Classics Awards. In addition to honoring the outstanding public relations campaigns of 2012, the Minnesota PRSA Classics Awards honor one young professional from the chapter who has made an extraordinary contribution to the professional’s organization, the public relations profession and local community.
“Christina exemplifies the core values of PRSA,” said Tracy Carlson, APR, president of Minnesota PRSA. “She is an advocate for the advancement of public relations and proves to be a compelling thought leader who recognizes the value of strategic communications. Christina is a pillar of excellence among young professionals in our industry.”
As social media director and account supervisor at Maccabee Public Relations, Milanowski blends the new world of public relations with that of PRSA’s rich legacy. Directing public relations, marketing and communications strategies for GNP Company (Gold’n Plump and Just BARE brands), RBA and PsyBar, Christina also champions campaigns involving YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest and Google Plus, corporate and thought leadership blogs, and content-driven inbound marketing.
“Christina’s personal thirst of PR knowledge is only matched by her enthusiasm for contributing to the professional development and career advancement of her co-workers, a selflessness and generosity, which I find rarer than diamonds in our discipline,” said Paul Maccabee, president of Maccabee Public Relations.
A member of Minnesota PRSA for more than six years, Milanowski currently volunteers as a co-chair of the Membership Committee.