BMA Colorado News
Chris McGary, CBC, Named 2007 Communicator of the Year
Over the course of a professional career that now spans more than 25 years
Denver, Colo. — May 11, 2007 — Over the course of a professional career that now spans more than 25 years, Chris McGary has distinguished herself as top-tier communicator with a track-record for marketing communications success. In the latest validation of this well-established reputation, the Colorado Chapter of the Business Marketing Association (BMA) recognized Chris with its 2007 Communicator of the Year award.
This award reflects substantial contributions to the success of the Colorado BMA chapter in the years since 1993, when Chris began attending chapter events. Among her work with the group, Chris served as auction chairperson for four years, including the year 2000 when the auction generated a record amount of revenue. In 2003 and 2004, Chris served as president of BMA-Colorado, during which time the organization was recognized as BMA Chapter of the Year. She later served as the BMA’s liaison with the Colorado Business Association Council.
While Chris has had a profound impact on the Colorado Chapter of the BMA, she has also made a measurable impact at Sun Microsystems, where she works as a manager in data storage product marketing. One of those rare marketing professionals with majors in computer science, math and art, Chris demonstrates strengths in strategic business-to-business marketing, leadership, corporate communications and event marketing. She is known for developing, directing and implementing comprehensive strategic marketing programs that achieve meaningful business and financial results.
Prior to her work at Sun, Chris directed a comprehensive strategic program that helped turn a startup company into a major player in the banking industry. Her efforts helped the company gain multimillion-dollar leads from some of the largest banks in the world. She achieved similar results when she directed a nationwide seminar program designed to find new prospects while educating software engineers about coding for internationalization. This program generated $800,000 in new business in just three months.
Outside of work, Chris continues to have a positive impact on the marketing community. She shares her expertise and experiences with high students, college interns and business marketing professionals. Depending on the day, you might find Chris conducting tours, mentoring students or teaching seminars on trade show marketing—while juggling the work of a full-time marketing communications professional.
When asked what one thing she’d pass on to others about communication, Chris focused on a straightforward objective: “Keep it simple and appropriate for the audience.”
Contact: BMA Colorado