Christopher Austin Donahue is a marketing & creative direction leader with competencies in digital, traditional and social marketing channels, graphic and web design, as well as development, event planning, event execution, public relations, and media relations. Christopher has a record of success in developing and implementing marketing strategies for startup, midsize and high-growth organizations. His exceptional collaborative abilities and expertise in nurturing relationships internally and externally have allowed him to flourish in the South Florida market and capitalize on worldwide markets. Christopher possesses outstanding supervisory, training and presentation skills.
He began his design career with AdSouth Partners in 1999 as a Graphic/Web Designer. After working for an advertising agency, he transitioned to the corporate world and began designing and marketing for the real estate industry. In 2004 he joined World Title Company, and its subsidiaries MortageCircle.com and Windmill Banker Realty, where he was the Marketing Manager for all three companies. Christopher than moved on to commercial real estate at America’s Capital Partners where he started as the Sr. Interactive Media Developer and was later promoted to the Creative/Marketing Director.
In 2008, he entered the healthcare industry where he worked as a PR/Marketing Manager, for a non-profit healthcare organization. In this position he ran the marketing & development department and managed a team of five employees. He was the key contributor to the development of donor support, fundraising activities and marketing the healthcare center’s services. In addition to his responsibilities to the healthcare center he was also responsible for managing its fundraising activities such as White Party Week, AIDS Walk Miami and Dining Out for Life.
After leaving Care Resource, the non-profit healthcare organization, Christopher opened his consulting business a marketing, interactive media and event agency, Hue Dezign. This provided him with the opportunity to continue to work in the healthcare industry, while expanding his current skill set to now encompass social media engagement. His clientele included: Jackson Health Foundation, the Orange Bowl and Verizon.
While with Hue Dezign, Christopher found a great fit at U. S. Gas & Electric, now Crius Energy, where he is currently managing the marketing and creative department. At U.S. Gas & Electric, Christopher launched their first digital marketing campaign, which opened another customer experience touch point for the company.
Christopher has an Associate of Science degree in Multimedia & Web Design and a Bachelor of Science in Interactive Media from The Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. He has called Miami home for 20 years, which has provided him the opportunity to build long-term professional relationships.