Susan Magrino

Susan MagrinoChairman & Chief Executive Officer

Susan Magrino is an accomplished marketing, branding and public relations professional with more than 30 distinguished years of experience. Having founded Susan Magrino Agency in 1992 following a nine-year career at Crown Publishing, Susan has built the company into what is today regarded as one of the premier full-service public relations, marketing and communications firms in the industry. Practicing in both media relations and social media/influencer marketing, their lifestyle divisions include consumer goods, travel, real estate, food, wine, spirits, and special events. Magrino has and continues to work with leading brands worldwide, including Martha Stewart, Drew Barrymore, Christie’s International Real Estate, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Moët Hennessy USA, Cuisinart, California Closets, Whispering Angel, The Royal Poinciana Plaza, Canopy Growth Corporation, Sur La Table, The Ranch, SelvaRey Rum, Hunter Douglas, White House interior designer Michael Smith, Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club, Literacy Partners, Alzheimer’s Association and The James Beard Foundation Awards.

Over the course of her career, Susan has been instrumental in building and publicizing some of the world’s most prestigious brands including Martha Stewart, with whom she has worked since 1983 on all aspects of the brand including television, publishing, digital, retail and events; companies including Macy’s, Amazon, Wayfair, HGTV, Michael’s, QVC, Hästens beds, Tishman Speyer, Related Companies, Baccarat Residences, and Farrow & Ball; internationally-renowned hospitality brands Virgin Atlantic Airways, One & Only Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, The Peninsula Hotels, Waldorf Astoria, JW Marriott Nashville, JW Marriott Turnberry Miami and Qatar Airways; the re-launch of the historic Miami Beach hotel Fontainebleau and the re-launch of New York’s legendary Plaza hotel; culinary, wine and spirits leaders ranging from Dom Pérignon and Veuve Clicquot to Lavazza Coffee, William Grant & Sons, and illy to chefs Alain Ducasse, Daniel Boulud, Gordon Ramsay and Jean-George Vongerichten; media brands from Harper’s Bazaar to Reader’s Digest and The New York Times; international cosmetics and skincare companies including Laura Mercier, Dr. Hauschka and many more.

Throughout her international travels Susan has amassed a formidable range of contacts within business, media, travel art and culinary worlds. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she has established a scholarship and is active in alumni events. She currently serves on the advisory board of the Glass House in New Canaan, CT, part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Additionally, she has served on Boards including Literacy Partners and Manitoga: The Russel Wright Design Center, and is active in supporting charities benefitting food, design and culture.