Marilyn Olson is the recipient of our 2015 Communicator of the Year (COTY) award. The COTY recognizes a greater San Diego area-based leader who demonstrates strategic excellence in communication and serves as an outstanding example to others through their quality of work and contributions to the communications profession.Marilyn stood out for her award-winning work and ongoing contributions to the communication profession.
With 20 years of experience in both the corporate and agency environments, Marilyn is a seasoned communications counselor who drives high-impact, integrated communications programs that support business objectives. She currently serves as a Senior Vice President at PPR North America.
Previously, she spent time at Visa Inc., Dell Computer and Fleishman-Hillard where she worked on campaigns for Pacific Bell, Levi Strauss & Company, Starbucks and other leading organizations.