10 Under 10 Alumni Panel: Marketing and Social Media
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Oct. 21, 2020
The VCU Office of Alumni Relations’ annual 10 Under 10 awards program recognizes noteworthy and distinctive achievements made by alumni who earned their first VCU degree (undergraduate, graduate or professional) within the past 10 years.
The VCU Alumni Richmond Chapter hosts a virtual panel with 10 Under 10 honorees to discuss their journeys to success after graduating and where they are now in their careers. Hear 2017 recipient Christina Dick (B.S.’10/MC) and 2019 recipient Whitney Headen (B.S.’09/B) discuss their work in marketing and social media with moderator Khanh Burks (B.S.’13/B).
About the speakers
Christina Dick (B.S.’10/MC): She is the founder of Tiramisu For Breakfast, a social media-focused marketing and PR strategic consulting firm. She’s worked with national brands McDonald’s, GEICO, Kraft Brands, Walmart and sweetFrog as well as local startups KINIS Barefoot and The Tooth Brigade. She began her career in advertising at The Martin Agency and has worked at Capital One, Big River Advertising and Aquent. Dick is an adjunct professor of advertising, user experience and public relations at VCU’s Robertson School of Media and Culture and serves on the school’s advisory board. She also serves on the board of the Richmond Chapter of the American Marketing Association and is the former president of the Advertising Club of Richmond. She has served on the associates board for Richmond Centerstage; the Public Relations Society of America’s Richmond Chapter; the Wine, Women & Shoes committee to benefit Bon Secours Forensic Nursing; and the junior board of Celebrate RVA.
Whitney Headen (B.S.’09/B): She is the definition of a multi-hyphenate. A media executive, mentor, millennial strategist, content producer, marketing expert and natural born storyteller, Headen is making waves in both the professional corporate world and also through entrepreneurship in the digital media space with her educational startup, The Life Currency, and creative agency, 19th & Park. She is passionate about the next generation and regularly emphasizes the importance of diversity and inclusion within the professional workplace to her dozens of mentees and former interns. She is frequently sourced out and consistently shares career building and personal finance advice with young professionals and millennials from all walks of life through speaking, writing and coaching engagements/projects.
About the moderator
Khanh Burks (B.S.’13/B): She is a recruitment marketing specialist for VCU Health and previously served as a recruitment administrator for Patient First. She has served with the RVA GOLD, now Richmond Chapter, since 2014 and has co-chaired the Alumni Charity Challenge as well as spearheaded other programs and events.