Wayne State University

CFPCA alumna making strides at Ford Motor Company

Christiana Lumaj, a 2016 graduate from the public relations program in Wayne State University’s College of Fine, Performing and Communications Arts, was recently named executive communications coordinator after less than a year at Ford Motor Company. She now reports to fellow WSU alum Raymond (Ray) Day, the group vice president of communications at Ford.

Lumaj accepted a position with Ford as a product launch and events coordinator in May 2016.

In her new role, Lumaj supports Ford CEO and President Mark Fields in his storytelling and stakeholder engagement. Her responsibilities include working with Day to provide direct communications support — including managing global positioning, engagements and briefings — for Fields.

“I was incredibly excited and humbled when the leadership team entrusted me with this great opportunity and responsibility,” said Lumaj. “I attribute this quick growth within the company to the strong CFPCA public relations program I was a part of at Wayne State University. The endless opportunities and top-notch faculty within the program truly prepared me for the real world.”

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By: Da'Stanza Murphy, CFPCA Information Officer II
Email: az2370@wayne.edu