Inspiring clients by building their trust as a communications coach and counselor by working to clarify their messages. Marsha served as a public and media relations leader for Greater Twin Cities United Way for more than a decade. As a former broadcast journalist, she understands the rapidly-changing news media environment and the critical component of quality storytelling.
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Marsha’s multi-faceted communications career includes serving as adjunct faculty at the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication (HSJMC) - University of Minnesota; 2020 J-term adjunct faculty at the University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business; appointed as a Fall 2019 HSJMC Diversity and Inclusion Fellow; held several positions in television news; moderator/producer of a weekly public affairs program; corporate television; voice-over work; and as an associate professor at Springfield Technical Community College (STCC).
Marsha spearheaded several large-scale public relations efforts – most notably the NFL-Sanctioned Super Bowl LVII Gospel Celebration which broadcast on BET; Minnesota Hunger Initiative’s annual Thanksgiving Day Walk to End Hunger; provided crisis communication expertise – including the aftermath of the 35W Bridge collapse and the north Minneapolis Tornado. She conducts media interview coaching for executives.
Marsha also moderated the live-streamed town halls for the two final 2018 Minnesota gubernatorial candidates.
Marsha believes in high standards for the community and is committed with board service that include Prepare + Prosper, the Leadership Advisory Council of the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (GTCYS), Chaplain of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Phi Omega Chapter, and served two terms on the Ripley Memorial Fund/Women's Foundation of Minnesota.
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Marsha earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Northeastern University in Boston, Mass.; attended Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Conn. and United Theological Seminary (formerly located in New Brighton, MN).
She is an ordained minister, serving in leadership capacities at her church.