M&T Bank Presents CEOs You Should Know

M&T Bank Presents CEOs You Should Know

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Riah Gonzales-King, Founder & Principal, STNNR


Stunner Social is a collective of digital marketing and creative professionals serving brands, publications and celebrities across the globe since 2017.

Coming from an entrepreneurial family with strong business acumen, Riah Gonzales-King was influenced from a young age by her grandparents, who had built a 1980’s granola business that thrived in the Nation’s Capital. Self-taught, self-funded and driven by an ingrained and familial sense of determination and ambition, Riah’s mother, then following in the path of pioneering business ventures, formed a successful marketing-focused agency from home in the late ’90s, while raising children at the same time.

It was here that Riah was exposed to, and inspired by, the diversity of the marketing industry, and observed her mother’s business evolve from pamphlet distribution at post offices to international internet campaigns. She became fascinated by sales psychology and the dynamics of digital marketing, social media and email marketing - a fascination that snowballed into a deep-seated passion for an industry she was basically born into.

And so, after a short-lived and unfulfilling career in retail, Riah secured a position with an internet-based company offering online courses and workshops, working as the company’s Marketing Assistant. Having already accumulated years of live marketing experience at home, Riah was promoted to Marketing Director of the firm within less than a year. In this role, she supervised and actively ran all aspects of advertising and marketing, as well as website development and even product development.

Emboldened by this success, and even more impassioned by the marketing industry than ever, Riah took the first step into her mother’s footsteps in September 2017, founding her own digital marketing agency. Stunner Social, named for Riah’s aspiration to develop strikingly effective campaigns, is a boutique digital marketing agency helping professional service firms, e-commerce and retail companies, as well as state and local government enterprises.

The young company has grown to an international presence, serving brands across the globe. Riah now partners with experts in the digital marketing field to provide the support and savvy needed to deliver the world-class service that her clients have come to expect, and provide gratis services for nonprofits she is passionate about, including serving as the President of the Equality Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC.


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