Hartford Business Journal Names Christian J. Renstrom Advertising Director

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Renstrom brings background in regional publishing, event production/management to the publication

Christian J. Renstrom has joined the Hartford Business Journal as the company's new Advertising Director, it was announced today.

"Chris is a well-known and respected advertising and media pro with deep roots and contacts in the Hartford region and a very strong track record of success," said Hartford Business Journal Founding President/Publisher, Joe Zwiebel. "He has held senior professional positions in media, agency, corporate and nonprofit organizations within our market and brings a diverse background and skill set to our company. He has extensive experience on both the buying/strategy side and the selling side. I am confident that Chris will make a strong contribution to our success both in Hartford and throughout the company.”

Renstrom has an extensive background in regional publishing and event production/management, having served as Vice President & General Manager of Marketing Resource Consultants, Inc., publishers of Hartford Magazine, Home Living Connecticut Magazine, Connecticut Business Magazine, Mohegan Sun’s Legends Magazine and the Hoffman Auto Group’s Decades Magazine and producers of Best of Hartford, Sun WineFest and the Home Living Connecticut Home Show. He most recently served as Vice President & General Manager of Seasons Magazines, publishers of Seasons of Farmington Valley, Seasons of West Hartford, Seasons of Glastonbury and Seasons of the Northwest Hills.

With his command of the print, digital and events business, Renstrom is ideally suited to represent every aspect of the value proposition that the Hartford Business Journal offers. "I am extremely pleased with this new opportunity and look forward to helping the HBJ further strengthen its presence in the region," Renstrom said. "I'm very proud to be part of this highly respected organization and look forward to representing our quality publications, digital products and events to the region’s business community."

In addition to his print media background, Renstrom was Vice President of Corporate Relations & Special Events with Special Olympics Connecticut and Vice President of Business Development & Marketing with The Worx Group. He spent his early career in the wireless communications industry, in senior management sales and marketing roles with Cingular Wireless and Verizon Wireless and played an integral role with both companies brand launches and sales/retention efforts in Connecticut.

Renstrom currently serves as a Board Member for the Eastern Connecticut State University Foundation and the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame. He also spent seven years on the Special Olympics Connecticut Board of Directors where he was a Board Officer. He earned his B.S. in Communications from Eastern Connecticut State University and lives in West Hartford with his two daughters.

About Hartford Business Journal
Hartford Business Journal is the only audited weekly, subscription-based business publication in Connecticut. Whether it’s market trends, the latest merger news or an update on state government, this award-winning weekly is the “must read” for area business leaders. Hartford Business Journal has a total readership of 31,000 affluent and educated business decision makers in the 61 towns that make up Metro Hartford. For more information, please visit http://www.hartfordbusiness.com or call 860.236.9998.

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