Christopher Sumano is the newest addition to the Wall Street Communications team. He’s an account executive working on several accounts and lending a hand with writing, particularly for social media.

Christopher answered a few questions to help us get to know him better, and we thought we’d share.

What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in the past year?
That there are few things as valuable as persistence. After graduating college, I spent the better part of a year working a labor job while applying for work in my field of study. I would get discouraged after sending in application after application with no response, but in the end, I landed my job here and I could not be any happier.

How would you spend $1 million?
I’d use the full amount for a down payment on a Williamsburg apartment (lol). In all seriousness, I would actually line up an apartment for myself. Apartment hunting in New York is a pain (especially when renting), but that amount of money would make things a lot easier (and considerably nicer than the listings I’ve been looking at).

What’s your favorite part of working in PR?
I love the challenge of working with so many personalities. Each client and coworker brings a different approach to the table, and learning to work together effectively is key to the success of a campaign. When everything finally clicks, it’s incredibly satisfying.

Working in PR, specifically in the broadcast industry, has really allowed me to use the skills I’ve learned through years of work and education and to learn more and more every day. It’s amazing how much goes into the media we consume on a daily basis before (and as) it hits our screens. The fantastic team at Wall Street Communications has taken me into the fold without hesitation and consistently provides me with opportunities to challenge myself and improve.