Mary Schanuel has created and managed marketing, public relations and media relations programs for hundreds of corporate, government and not-for-profit organizations including Kwame Building Group, McGrath & Associates, the Foundry Art Centre, Missouri Research Park, The Lawrence Group, Goodwill Industries, American Cancer Society, Saint Louis Crisis Nursery and many others.
Schanuel has developed strategic plans, media relations campaigns, community relations, crisis communications, marketing materials and Web sites for more than 100 organizations.
She has special expertise in “new media” communications. She developed Synergy Group’s unique online Media Center, which provides an active newsroom and enhanced online presence for every client.
Schanuel has been honored by the Public Relations Society of America, APEX Communications, the American Cancer Society, Nations Bank and the Healthcare Public Relations & Marketing Association, and has served on the boards of Trailnet, the MOsaics Festival of the Arts and Woman to Woman St. Louis.
In her free time, Mary combines her love for the outdoors with travel. Her many favorites places include the mountains and beaches of North Carolina, the Sedona desert, Sanibel Island, the Oregon coast and Yosemite. Her travel "bucket list" includes a return trip to Tuscany, and tours of Ireland and Australia.
"I get excited helping companies discover and communicate the strengths that make them truly unique and credible. We create communication strategies that 'bring up the shine' on our clients' unique values."