From all of us at The Marino Organization, congratulations to our Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director, John F. Marino on being named to this year’s City & State “40 Under 40”!
From John’s profile by City & State’s Will Brunelle:
JOHN MARINO’S CHIEF aim as managing director of the firm his father started 23 years ago is to continue growing the agency and help “bring it into the next generation.”
“We have a unique partnership here,” Marino said. “Now we’re up to 30 publicists here and growing, and we expect to continue to grow over the next decade, and continue to grow our client base.”
Marino was drawn to the field by watching his father, Francis Marino, and his uncle, John Anthony Marino, work in politics and media relations. He said his exposure to their work gave him “a great knowledge base that I’ve been able to use in the private sector.”
His first real experience came working on New York City’s bid for the Summer Olympics in the early 2000s, interacting with “communications professionals who were operating at a very high level.”
“It stuck with me for most of my career,” Marino said. “It was the start of the Blackberry era, and it was really the start of that era of mass communication, 24-hours-a-day communication, and it never left me.”
Marino said that always-on mentality is part of what he’s tried to instill in the firm’s operations.
Moving forward, he said he’s excited to see the new industries and sectors the Marino Organization will participate in shaping.
“I’m fully committed to this organization,” Marino said. “Every day is a different day here, and we get to work with some of the smartest individuals around the city and around the country, and it’d be tough to leave that.” -WB
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