Marsha is a content strategist, editor, writer and former newspaper journalist with 25 years of experience developing content for some of the country’s most-read publications and iconic corporate brands. Her work has focused on government, transportation, education, health and ESG/corporate sustainability.
Among Marsha’s principal responsibilities on the Summit team is helping corporate, trade association and government clients prepare for interaction with U.S. and international media. As a former journalist, Marsha provides counsel to Summit clients to effectively navigate today’s complex media landscape. She also coaches clients to anticipate challenging questions and prepare the strongest responses to ensure media coverage that drives business outcomes.
Before joining the Summit Strategy Group team in 2018, Marsha served as communications director of Compass Communications, a California-based public relations firm. There she managed editorial content creation for the Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Ford Motor Company and for Domtar, a paper and personal care products company.
From 2014-2016, Marsha worked as a senior writer at WPP’s Global Team Blue (GTB) developing high-impact print and visual content for the Ford Motor Company. Her areas of responsibility encompassed corporate sustainability, automotive design, and Ford’s autonomous vehicle program.
Prior to joining GTB, Marsha worked for more than 20 years in print journalism including an 8-year stint at the Detroit Free Press where she covered a breadth of topics including breaking news, investigations, politics, and education. Marsha was also part of an environmental-reporting team that won the John B. Oakes Award for a year-long investigation into the lead poisoning of Detroit children and residents.
Marsha was born and raised in Michigan. She and her husband, Daniel, have two daughters.