Marilyn Vollrath
Senior Counsel, Reputation Partners LLC
Chicago, Illinois
email marilyn@reputationpartners.com
phone 4143768834
Successful public relations agency CEO with proven experience in strategizing and executing public relations and communications programs for companies ranging in size from entrepreneurial start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Skilled entrepreneur who has built a successful consulting business from the ground up. Well-rounded background in helping companies achieve their business objectives and in counseling CEOs and management teams on internal and external communications including crisis management.

Board Profile

Extensive experience in leading and serving as a member of non-profit boards with responsibilities including administration, finances, strategy and planning, communications, human resources and development.

Professional Summary

2016 – Present
Reputation Partners, LLC
Senior Consultant
In this role I work with clients of both my former firm and Reputation Partners in strategizing and executing public relations, investor relations and other internal and external communications programs. Also focus on new business development, account management and knowledge sharing with junior team members.

1979 – 2016
Vollrath Associates, Inc.
Founder, President and CEO
Co-founded this Milwaukee-based public relations and strategic communications firm. Started with one client and built the firm to include some of the leading Wisconsin public and private companies. In growing the business, experienced many aspects of entrepreneurship ranging from finance, human resources and accounting, to risk taking and learning from mistakes. When it came time to think about an exit strategy, connected with Reputation Partners, went through the due diligence process and sold the firm to them in May 2016. Have continued to serve my clients and others as a member of the RP team.

Accredited by the Public Relations Society of America

Personal

Husband Philip K. Vollrath, daughters Jessica Huebner and Lauren Vollrath. Love to golf, read and walk on the beach; enjoy wine and restaurants, time with friends and family and travel. Favorite quote: "The best things in life aren't things."

Sector

Professional Services

Functional Expertise

Public Relations

Business Accomplishments

Started and grew a successful public relations consulting business with full responsibility for all areas of operations including business development, client relations, human resources, finance and administration.

Assisted numerous public company clients with acquisitions and divestitures, investor strategy and communications, CEO transitions, crisis management and other business strategies.