Christian Munson, 38 

Account Supervisor
CRT/tanaka

click to enlarge christian_munson.jpg

Never underestimate the need for a great writer, even if people read less nowadays. You'll always have a job in public relations.
“You're telling stories on behalf of your client,” says Christian Munson, a leader at CRT/tanaka, a public relations and marketing firm where he's entrusted with top five clients such as Longwood University and Amadeus. “Clarity is important.”

Munson also shares his communication gifts with the community. He's on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Richmond, and serves as a mentor for a “little” with whom he spends Friday lunches at Blackwell Elementary School.

An award-winning marketer, Munson has been able to raise the profile of Big Brothers through fundraising and recruiting new volunteers. He recognizes stories, such as the University of Richmond women's basketball site-based mentoring team, and gets them picked up nationally by journalists, spreading the word afar. Munson once covered the technology beat for the Washington Business Journal, so he knows both sides of the journalism business.

“The most important thing in my mind is that Christian exhibits humility in a profession often marked by just the opposite,” Michael Whitlock, executive vice president and corporate director at CRT/tanaka, writes in his nomination letter. “He is one of the really good guys.”

Who else wins a company service award worth $2,500 and uses it to go catch a Brewers game in his native Milwaukee? Solid dude, indeed.

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

  • Re: Richmond's Craft Beer Industry is Overwhelmingly White. How Can That Be Changed?

    • Metropolitan Richmond is not 50% black. The City of Richmond is, but not the metro…

    • on April 18, 2017
  • Re: Richmond's Craft Beer Industry is Overwhelmingly White. How Can That Be Changed?

    • In defense of "Black restaurant week" that had to do more with "ethnic" dishes or…

    • on April 14, 2017
  • Re: Richmond's Craft Beer Industry is Overwhelmingly White. How Can That Be Changed?

    • I'm scratching my head trying to understand the problem with the article. NONE of the…

    • on April 12, 2017
  • More »
  • Latest in Top 40 Under 40

    • Tabatha M. W. Spurlock, 30

      Coordinator, Henrico Country Public Schools
      Founder, Spark of Life
      • Oct 13, 2010
    • Nicole Pries, 38

      Trauma Response Program Manager
      ChildSavers
      • Oct 13, 2010
    • Richmond Folk Festival 2010

      Style Weekly photographers Scott Elmquist and Ash Daniel share some of their favorites from the photos they captured this year at the Richmond Folk festival.
      • Oct 13, 2010
    • More »

    Copyright © 2017 Style Weekly
    Richmond's alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion
    All rights reserved
    Powered by Foundation