Marion is a communication advisor, researcher and mediator.
A skilled facilitator and conference organizer, Marion brings together diverse audiences and provides them with platforms for open, efficient face-to-face information exchange. In moderating numerous discussion groups, she has assisted organizations in clarifying their objectives and developing strategies & initiatives.
Marion co-created the GreenTrading Summit series (2002-2005), and was contributor and co-editor of the books, GreenTrading: Commercial Opportunities for the Environment (2004) and Green Trading Markets: Developing the Second Wave (Elsevier 2005). In 2001, she organized a coalition of major power generators that sponsored the first Executive Conference on Safety in Fossil Power Plants. Also, she produced the 1999 Global Fuel & Power Forum and the 1998 Global Electric Power Forum as well as the 2000 and 1999 Biotechnology Investing Conferences. In 1991, Marion co-chaired the Advertising Research Foundation's Asian, Black and Hispanic Research Workshop, the first of its type in the industry.
Marion has served as a mediator for the New York County Supreme Court (Commercial Division), the United States Postal Service, the Internal Revenue Service, the Brooklyn & Manhattan Mediation Centers, and NASD Dispute Resolution. Also, she is a Neutral Chairperson for the Labor-Management Program of the New York State Department of Labor and has trained peer mediators in the New York City public schools. As an arbitrator, Marion has served at the New York State Employment Relations Board, NASD Dispute Resolution, and the New York Stock Exchange.
An experienced researcher, Marion has designed and managed opinion & market studies in support of programs for crisis communications, strategic marketing, public/community relations and investor relations. She was Director of Advisory Services and Director of Research at Catalyst, Manager of Technical Services at Simmons Market Research Bureau and research analyst at Hill & Knowlton Public Relations.
Marion holds master's degrees in Communications from Columbia University Teachers College and in Biophysics from the University of California at Berkeley, and a bachelor's degree in Physics from Wellesley College. Also, she has a certificate in Strategic Environmental Management from New York University's Management Institute.