Whitney Stringer proves that following your passion sometimes means taking the road less traveled.
Most people spend the better half of their lives searching for their calling, but Whitney Stringer is no ordinary person. Since middle school she set her sights on a career in marketing and in high school began working at a marketing research firm when many of her peers were still banking on a weekly allowance. This determination and hard work led her to a rather unusual place after college—the inside of an Oscar Mayer Wienermobile—a position that 2,000 people vied for and only 12 scored.
Her year-long gig in the 27-foot-long hot dog led her to D.C., where she immediately felt a connection and took a job at a PR firm in NoVA. “The first few years that I was here I was at my PR desk during the day and a blogger at night. I attended a lot of events around town and that gave me the opportunity to understand what it is like to be media at events and know what they need,” Stringer says.
This knowledge is what gave her an edge and the confidence to step out on her own with Whitney Stringer PR & Events. Now she boasts an impressive roster of clients, including Old Town Alexandria’s Bishop Boutique and 529 Kids Consign. “[In Old Town] everyone is so happy to be champions for each other. I like working with businesses that like to help out and build each other up.” —Angela Bobo