20+ Years’ Experience: Cristina “Cris” Duschek, Chief Communications Officer, oversees a blend of innovative strategic communications for Paradise, including external and internal communications and employee engagement.
Cris has created and executed communication, branding and marketing campaigns for a variety of industries and clients for more than two decades. Her experience spans an impressive clientele such as Bvlgari Jewelry, PricewaterhouseCoopers (Almaty and Toronto), Gabriel Resources, Visit St. Pete/Clearwater, The Dali Museum, and JW Marco Island Beach Resort.
Cris originally worked with Paradise from 2013 to 2015. Before rejoining Paradise in early 2020, she managed internal and external communications for the University of Arizona Foundation and also oversaw National Media Relations for Visit Tampa Bay. A former journalist, she has written and reported for a wide range of publications, including The Economist, Adweek, American Banker, and The Washington Post. Born in Bucharest, Romania, Cris grew up in New York City and spent much of her professional career working in New York, as well as all over the globe.
Cris is a graduate of Harvard University, where she played top singles and captained her Division I tennis team. She also holds a master’s degree in Journalism from New York University. Cris has been appointed to serve on Destinations International’s Public Relations and International Global Leadership committees.
Plus: Cris lived in Kazakhstan for a year, but never met Borat.