“In work as in life, chance favors the prepared mind.”

With over 20 years of experience in consumer PR agencies on both coasts, Marijane Funess brings her trademark creative flair to savvy start-ups and major brands alike. Prior to joining Crenshaw, she orchestrated many high-profile campaigns at agencies Burson-Marsteller, Manning, Selvage & Lee and Ogilvy & Mather.

Originally from Los Angeles, Marijane is known for her big ideas, her endless virtual rolodex, and her irrepressible energy. Her successful product launches and re-branding efforts have benefited nationally known companies in food and beverage, tourism, financial services and lifestyle categories.

Marijane says that a strong combination of “old school” PR outreach and social media savvy create the foundation for successfully connecting with today’s consumers.

When she is not producing special events for clients, Marijane can be found producing events for her pet cause, the Pelham Picture House, a 100-year old theater being restored near her home.