Christina Capadona-Schmitz (@ChristinaCS / @DownWithSpitUp) is a marketing communications leader with nearly two decades of professional experience.
With a background and early career experiences in PR, advertising, marketing and journalism, including the digital marketing startup space, Christina blends a strategic mix of emerging media, digital technologies, and sales and client experience into her consultancy. She has grown to focus her professional practice on the transformation and collaboration of organizational marketing, communications and operations.
She is the Vice President, Director of Marketing, Communications and Media for Oswald Companies, one of the nation's largest independent insurance brokerage and risk management firms. She directs the strategy and execution of corporate-wide efforts including the firm's primary business units, specialty divisions, regional market offices, corporate communications, employee engagement and community relations.
In 2020, Oswald’s mission of caring went mobile. In her role, Christina has led the organization’s strategy and efforts to keep clients, partners, and employees, both informed and engaged, through advanced advisory programs and real-time digital communications. She leads community service initiatives both inside and outside of Oswald.
She was also the founder of DownWithSpitup.com, an online support system for parents and caregivers managing infant reflux and related matters, as well as its signature product, the Bib Builder system.
Additionally, Christina has special interests in supporting professionals at all stages of their careers, development and entrepreneurship, with an emphasis on women-owned enterprise, including: promotion of talents and businesses within communities, protection and reputation management through advancement, and the progression and journey of individuals into leadership.
She publishes regularly on topics including marketing, communications and leadership, and has served as a guest presenter and panelist member at various business and educational events. She has professional experience in on-camera and voiceover work, serving as a spokesperson in a variety of media. She also serves as a Board Member, Secretary of the Executive Committee, and member of the Advancement Committee for the West Side Catholic Center Cleveland, and if a former Board Member of the Ohio Chapter of the Insurance Industry Charitable Fund.
She is a recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Sales and Marketing Awards, Cleveland, Ohio.