Christina Costa Rae ’95

Christina Rae
 

 

 

 

 

 

Christina Costa Rae ’95
President
Buzz Creators, Inc.

 

President
Buzz Creators, Inc.

In August 2009, Christina founded Buzz Creators, Inc., a Westchester, NY-based consulting firm that specializes in public relations, marketing and brand building. Christina helps to build awareness for companies and bolster their presence in the marketplace. She and her team have worked with both large and small businesses, including Heineken USA, UBS Financial Services, MasterCard Worldwide, DoubleTree by Hilton Tarrytown, Valley Pediatric Dentistry, The Mansion at Colonial Terrace, Trokie Landau LLP, and many more.

Prior to Buzz Creators, Christina was VP, Executive Communications at CIT Group, the world’s largest independent commercial finance company.  Before CIT Group, Christina served as VP, Global Communications, at MasterCard Worldwide. During her seven year tenure, she was responsible for developing and driving MasterCard’s communication strategy for its Advanced Payments, Security & Risk and New Markets & Investments divisions. Christina led the communications program for the very successful global rollout of the MasterCard® PayPass™ contactless payment program.

Christina has also served in communications roles at Brodeur Worldwide, Prodigy Incorporated, Pepsi-Cola, and White Plains Hospital Center.

Christina was named one of “Westchester County’s Most Accomplished Women Entrepreneurs” by Westchester Magazine’s 914INC in 2011. She was also selected by The Business Council of Westchester as a winner of “Rising Stars – Westchester’s Forty Under Forty” in 2010, and by Westchester Spotlight magazine as one of “Westchester’s Rising Business Stars Under 30” in 2001. Christina recently served as VP on the Board of Directors for the Westchester/Fairfield Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), and also as its Publicity Committee Chair. She is also a member of the Professional Women of Westchester, The Business Council of Westchester, The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce and The Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce.

Christina received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Pace University. She volunteers for numerous community organizations, including The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), The Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK), her local PTA, and Pace University’s alumni mentor program.