Christopher Vavra

Account Executive Assistant

Chris is an experienced writer and editor with almost 10 years of experience in B2B publications. He has spent time working behind the scenes on Control Engineering overseeing the website’s day-to-day operations and managing a continuous flow of content from different manufacturers, end-users, content partners, and associations from all over the world. He has also worked on improving the website’s viability through detailed website analysis and has coordinated with the operations, production, and marketing departments regarding areas of improvement and has troubleshooted behind the scenes as necessary.

Chris primarily serves our client-partner, the Esports Trade Association and assists with the day-to-day management of the trade association as an Account Executive Assistant. In the world of video games, he has been a long-time player and has played hundreds of games on different platforms and has a strong understanding of the industry and of its history, particularly as it continues to evolve in the 21st Century. In addition to playing, he has written reviews for websites and has been an active participant and coordinator for tournaments on Twitch and the live event, SpeedGaming Live 2019 in Virginia, where he supervised and assisted with a randomizer tournament as well as performed a live speed-run.

He has a B.A. in English Literature from North Central College and utilizes the lessons from the greats to become an even better writer and editor every day.

What is your motto/favorite quote? “Never say two words when one will do. Never say one when your presence is enough.”
When you’re not at VPG, you’re…? Writing my stories or speed-running video games on Twitch (proa007 is my handle).
If you could choose one person to meet (dead or alive) who would it be? Probably Elmore Leonard, my favorite crime novelist and the author whose style has been imprinted on me more than any other.
What do you want to be when you grow up? Being a full-time novelist and getting to live in my imagination all day (not that I don’t already) and getting paid for it would be amazing.
Greatest achievement? Writing as many books as I have would have to be it. Taking the next step, though, would be the absolute pinnacle.