Marisa came to USGBC in 2010 to manage the public launch of the Center for Green Schools. In her current position, she oversees all media and PR efforts for USGBC and its programs. She works closely with staff and stakeholders to promote and advocate for green buildings through the media and in the marketplace.
Prior to USGBC, Marisa served as a vice president at Quinn & Co. Public Relations 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 outreach 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. She has also worked with various organizations that promote sustainability and green buildings.
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 certificate in political communication and sociology. When the Washington, D.C. resident needs to unwind, you’re likely to find her running in Rock Creek Park or taking a mini road trip to Northern Virginia vineyards.
Expert topic: Communications