With a background rooted in journalism and corporate communications consulting, Marina Marich brings 20 years of experience developing strategy and tactics for B2C, B2B and associations. She has developed strategic communications programming across industries in: Corporate; Employee; Reputation Management; Crisis and Litigation; Media and Public Relations; and Public Affairs.
Marina has worked with an international pharmaceutical company; the largest U.S. bike manufacturer; an international bike share system provider; a global foreign currency exchange company; an international renewable specialty chemicals company; a national education association; a large nonprofit hospital system; a global tire manufacturer; a national automotive retail chain; and an international audit, financial advisory, tax and consulting firm. She has also created internal training programs for communications professionals.
A Chicago native, Marina began her professional career as a newspaper reporter for the Indianapolis Star, Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette and the (Danville) Commercial-News. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and Spanish from Franklin College in Indiana and a master’s degree in public communication from The American University in Washington, D.C. After nearly 15 years in Washington, D.C., she now lives in Evanston, Ill., with her husband and their two sons. She enjoys traveling, reading and watching sports -- especially those her boys play -- and recently authored a book, Serbs in Chicagoland.