Marisa Long | U.S. Green Building Council
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Marisa Long

Washington, DC

As vice president of PR & Communications for the U.S. Green Building Council
and Green Business Certification, Inc., Marisa oversees media relations,
external communications, public affairs, social media, multimedia and public
relations efforts. She leads a team that supports all of USGBC and GBCI
brands and programs, most notably, LEED, USGBC’s flagship product and the
world's most widely used green building rating system, and Greenbuild, the
world’s largest international green building conference experience. She
works closely with staff and stakeholders to promote and advocate for green buildings
through the media and in the marketplace.

Marisa has managed several award-winning (PRNews, Bulldog Reporter, PR Daily,
American Business Awards) PR and Public Affairs campaigns that attract
significant media, policy maker and industry attention. She came to USGBC in
2010 to manage the public launch of the Center for Green Schools, which has
become the public leader and convener toward the mission of green schools.

Prior to USGBC, Marisa was a vice president at Quinn, a lifestyle public
relations agency in New York, successfully implementing numerous creative and
strategic PR campaigns for a variety of high-profile real estate clients. She
led her team to consistently place clients in top-tier industry and consumer
media outlets and generate “buzz" through non-traditional media and
first-of-its-kind creative partnerships, programs and events. Notably, Marisa
oversaw the PR strategy for green building pioneer the Albanese Organization,
developers of three of the country’s greenest residential high-rises,
including the LEED-certified Platinum Visionaire condominium in New York.

Marisa previously worked in higher education as a media specialist and online
news editor for Ohio University. The Pittsburgh-area native graduated with
honors from The E. W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University,
majoring in public relations with a specialization in political communication
and sociology.

Marisa was recognized as one of PR News 2015 Top Women in PR. She frequently
provides industry communications trainings and presents on a variety of
marketing and communications topics.

*Expert topic:* Marketing, Communications, Media