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|Job title of nominated professional (or team name)||Marketing Manager|
|Company (where nominated professional or team is working)||GreyCastle Security|
|Company size (employees)||10 to 49|
|Headquarters Region||North America|
In 3 bullets, summarize why this professional or team deserves recognition:
• With Marissa’s strategic public relations efforts, GreyCastle Security has been featured in multiple tier-one media channels including Time Magazine, CNBC, The Washington Post, Forbes, Dark Reading, CIO Magazine, Tech Target, all within the last 14 months.
• Marissa is a strategic marketer and manager with experience in brand building, public relations, content creation, social media, and email marketing campaigns. She is the Marketing Manager for GreyCastle Security, one of the largest cybersecurity companies in the country. At GreyCastle Security, she handles content evaluation and planning for website redesigns and content marketing across print, digital, social media, photography and videography. With her strategic efforts, GreyCastle Security has landed a spot on the 2017 Inc. 5000 list and secured a position on Cybersecurity Venture’s 500 list for the third consecutive year.
• Marissa leads the production and coordination of the Annual Cybersecurity Symposium. Marissa brings together thought-leaders and experts from multiple industries including cybersecurity, healthcare, higher education, technology, software. The symposium is to make sure the 100+ attendees leave with insight and takeaways to bring back to their business and bring in globally renounced influencers like New York Times Best Seller, Bruce Schneier.
With Marissa’s expert level in strategic marketing, she develops campaigns that educate business executives on the importance of cybersecurity by creating original, engaging content.
Throughout her career, Marissa has taken it upon herself to build internship programs, mentoring future communicators about the ins-and-outs of the industry.
In May 2012, Marissa received The College of Saint Rose Service and Appreciation Award for her going exceeding the expectations of a student. Marissa conducted numerous radio station workshops, showing students how to record and produce their own radio segments.
At the College of Saint Rose, Marissa was the host of the radio podcast, Cawffee Tawk, where she interviewed a variety of influencers, including internationally known musician Ron Pope and New York Times poll politician.
In May 2016, she was elected as a Board Member of the Capital Alliance of Young Professionals (CAYP), one of biggest millennial social networking organizations in the Capital Region.
In the same year, Marissa was interviewed and featured in the top selling book on Amazon, The Millennial Mindset.