Member Spotlight - Holly Christopher

    Meet Holly Christopher, division head, public information with the City of Norfolk’s Department of Recreation, Parks & Open Space.

    Holly gets the award for having the longest title and organization name! We feature Holly, not a new member, but a member with a new job. She’s new to her role with the city and is enjoying every day.

    Holly is a transplant from Detroit. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and her master’s of communication management from the University of Southern California. 

    She enjoys the communications field and worked for Keep Norfolk Beautiful, where she served as the communications manager for 12 years. She took a year off to have her daughter and worked some freelance communications jobs to keep sharp. She then became the marketing manager for The Up Center, where she stayed for two years, until moving to the position with the city. She is a department of one, so PRSA offers her the opportunity to network with her peers to gain insights, knowledge and a fresh perspective. In her role with the city, she gets to share the great stories about all the ways the department works to enhance the quality of life for its residents.

    She’s a proud mom of two clever and inspiring kids. She loves Norfolk, calling the Freemason District in downtown her home. She has the easiest commute because she is one building away from her office. Wouldn’t we all love that!

    Her hobbies include ballroom dancing, contributing to AltDaily, cocoa and croissants, historical fiction (preferably about Tudor England), sumptuous breakfasts, fall, and British television. She finds her zen in the rain and in the kitchen, and if you ask nicely, you can possess the easiest and best recipe for peanut butter cups ever known.

    Holly is grateful to have both a job and career she loves.

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