Christa K. Santos, MPA
Accomplished marketing and media strategist, Christa Santos founded CKS Marketing Communications in 2004. Christa Santos is a seasoned marketing communications professional with more than 20 years’ experience. In her consulting role, she helps emerging companies, organizations and nonprofit agencies develop cost-effective strategic plans and implements integrated marketing and public relations activities to help leverage exposure and increase business development.Santos has worked with UCF as an integral team member directing marketing communications efforts regarding business incubation, entrepreneurship, economic development and venture capital activities for more than 12 years. She has also worked with a variety of small businesses, healthcare organizations and nonprofit organizations, with an emphasis in high tech industries.Santos is a graduate of UCF with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, specializing in Advertising & Public Relations and also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration.Santos is currently involved in several community organizations and serves as Chapter President of NAWBO Orlando. She serves as an alumni mentor to UCF as part of the Knight Network. She is a former president of the American Marketing Association Central Florida Chapter and served twice as president of the Greater Orlando Alumnae Association of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. Santos is also a member of the Small Business Development Center’s Small Business Resource Network, advisor to Global Women of Impact, and a graduate of Leadership Orlando (Class 48). She is a frequent lecturer of marketing and public relations in the community.