UF Alumna Receives ‘20 Under 40’ Leadership Recognition Award
At the 22nd annual 20 Under 40 ceremony in Toledo, Ohio on Sept. 28, Christina (Terry) Muryn ’14 was presented a 2017 20 Under 40 Leadership Recognition Award. Muryn graduated with a Bachelor of Science in economics and marketing in 2014 and currently serves as the director of business and physician development at Pain Management Group.
“I had not expected to win after listening to the bios of the first few recipients. I had come to terms with not winning,” said Muryn. “I was completely surprised when they began reading my bio and I teared up, but told myself to get a grip because I had to go up on stage.”
Muryn was selected from a field of 120 candidates for the 20 Under 40 program, which recognizes individuals in the northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan area under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their career and community. The program strives to further motivate young leaders in the area and has recognized community leaders since 1996.
In her role at Pain Management Group, Muryn oversees new partnership development and provider recruiting. Previously, she served as a financial analyst and management fellow, corporate relations manager and business development manager.
“It is a wonderful company to work with especially right now given the opioid epidemic,” she said. “It is wonderful to work with an organization that can have a real impact. We know we are making a difference.”
In the community, Muryn is a member of the Findlay Family YMCA Finance Committee, Chair of the nonprofit Empowering Women into Leadership, treasurer of the Hancock County Young Republicans, Committeewoman of the Hancock County Republican Central Committee and a mentor in the Findlay Young Professionals and University of Findlay Mentorship Program.
Muryn was finishing her senior year at the University of Findlay when she began her first position at Pain Management Group. During her time at the University, she served as a student representative to the Board of Trustees; as president of Student Government Association; as a Dana Scholar; and as a member of the Mortar Board Academic Honor Society, Aristos Eklektos Service Honor Society and Delta Mu Delta Honor Society.
“The University of Findlay gave me opportunities to lead, have wonderful internships and get comfortable with who I am and what my passions are,” Muryn said. “No one knows everything they need to know going into a position no matter how long they’ve been doing their job. UF taught me how to learn, ask good questions and find support, and I think that is the most important thing.”