Public Relations Consultant
Marie is an award-winning communications and content strategist with 20 years of experience developing and implementing public affairs and marketing communications programs for government, non-profit and private sector organizations. She has extensive expertise managing organizational branding, community/public outreach, social and multimedia communications, content creation/distribution, media relations, large-scale events and crisis communications. Marie is an accomplished writer, presenter and spokesperson. Her current clients include Dixon Center, American Red Cross and the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics.
At Ogilvy Public Relations, Marie’s community relations work on behalf of Jones New York In The Classroom and its education causes has twice won the prestigious Professional Achievement Award, given annually to top accounts across the global Ogilvy PR network. Her leadership in cooperation with the Government of Puerto Rico won her a 2013 Gold Bulldog Media Relations Award for Best Travel, Hospitality and Destinations Campaign. She also organized a thought leadership roundtable focusing on the efforts of corporate America to employ veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq.
Marie previously worked with another top ten global public relations firm, Porter Novelli, where her work leading a national campaign to raise awareness of acid reflux disease won the Public Relations Society of America’s Silver Anvil award for Integrated Communications Marketing Campaign, given annually to the year’s best advertising/public relations campaign.
In 2010, Marie was nominated by the U.S. Army and selected for the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC), an exclusive program for civilians hosted by the U.S. Secretary of Defense. For one week in 2010, she was embedded within U.S. Special Operations so as to better understand and experience the role and capabilities of the U.S. military. In 2012, she was one of only two women to participate in the Marine Corps Executive Forum.
From 2010–2011, Marie served as a civilian volunteer for the Command Sergeant Major of the NATO Training Mission–Afghanistan. As part of her work with CSM Ralph Beam, Marie collected soccer equipment for Afghanistan school children and Harley-Davidson “spirit bells” for troops in Afghanistan. CSM Beam oversaw these efforts and personally handled the distribution.
Marie holds bachelor's degrees in English and Communications from Boston College and is a black belt in tae kwon do. Her husband, now medically retired, spent three years in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army as a member of the Illinois National Guard.
Marie has served as a judge for the PRSA’s Thoth Awards, SABRE Awards, American Gaming Association Awards and American Association of Port Authorities Marketing Awards. She speaks within the professional and collegiate community, most recently to the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business.
Marie holds bachelor's degrees in English and Communications from Boston College and is a black belt in tae kwon do.
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