Christina Milanowski (second from right) with Maccabeasts (from L-R) Meg McCormick, Abra Williams, Paul Maccabee and Deanna Boss.
Christina Milanowski, social media director and account supervisor at Minneapolis-based Maccabee Public Relations, has been named the 2012 Young Professional by the Minnesota chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) at the 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.
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+, 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.
“Christina exemplifies the core values of PRSA,” adds 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.”
Milanowski has been a member of Minnesota PRSA for more than six years and she currently volunteers as a co-chair of the Membership Committee. Her remaining free time is spent pursuing an advanced degree in business communications from the University of St. Thomas. Christina holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Strategic Communications.