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Chris Johnston

Location: Newburyport, MA
Major: Health & Society, Marketing
Company: Mill River Winery
Title: Director of Marketing

Education/Career Path:

Working for a small family-run winery entails a ‘can do’ attitude along with an entrepreneurial spirit. I was able to develop that through internships with minor league baseball teams as well as a traveling fundraiser for various universities.

What are your daily responsibilities?

I create a marketing strategy for a small winery on the North Shore of MA. The winery opened in summer 2012 and the marketing strategy involves attracting locals and tourists that are interested in handcrafted wines. It also is intended to attract the millennial age group which is the fastest growing demographic in the wine industry.

Clubs/Activities you were involved in while at UR:

  • Varsity football
  • Meridian Society
  • Campus Times
  • Psi Upsilon Fraternity

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