September 2019-An air of calm came with Christina Morisato on the day that she first breezed into our office. She exudes an energy that feels like a reassuring hand that rests firmly on your shoulder.
Current Affairs is a busy agency to say the least. There’s a certain wind-swept chaos and frenetic energy that come with birthing 300+ events each year. It’s a creative space where we thrive and do our best work. Accompanying those events are literally a thousand details – right down to the design of the folded napkin at each place setting. In addition to the litany of logistics, Clients are often experiencing varying degrees of anxiety from nail-biting brides to international brand directors who must ensure events capture the right expression. Every production, no matter how large or small, needs a maestro who can lead a symphony of Clients, Guests, Partners and Production components with an uncanny calm, laser-like focus, precise vision and passion for excellence. That’s Christina.
I am so very pleased to share that Christina has stepped into a new role as Event Manager. In this position, she will lead the planning and production Teams, oversee all aspects of an event’s performance and ensure that execution is exceptional. Whether it’s business-related, purely social or something in between, her event orchestrations have included the gamut of glitzy galas, exclusive corporate affairs, whimsical weddings and more.
One of the many traits I most admire about Christina is the creativity and veracity with which she solves problems. With 35 years of experience, our agency knows that even the best-laid plans can go wrong. With a wide smile and twinkling eyes, Christina loves the challenge of how to make it all work. She’s the kind of event conductor who you want running the show when a water main break threatens to leave the kitchen and restrooms with no water. Christina is the producer you want when your entire event set up must be transported using small motor boards in the hot Hawaiian sun. As an event story teller, she can wield a tragic turn or moment of horror into a happy ending for all.
It’s no surprise that her motto is “Do what you love and the rest will follow.” She loves events and we love that she continues to flourish in our company. Prior to this position, she served as the company’s Sales & Marketing Coordinator and Sales & Events Coordinator before that. Her knowledge and experience in the many facets of our work only serve to strengthen her abilities in her new leadership capacity.
In addition to her incredibly busy role with us, she also finds time to help others and serves on Hawaii Food Bank’s Alakai Young Leaders Board of Directors.
We hope that you have the pleasure of having Christina lead your next event soon.
Tiffany Richardson | President & Partner