Susan Magrino Dunning is the CEO and President of Magrino PR, which she founded in 1992. Susan is widely known as a leader in public relations, with expertise in branding and marketing developed throughout her distinguished career.
Magrino PR is one of the premier full-service public relations, marketing and communications firms in the industry. The firm was recently named as one of America's Best PR Agencies in their 2021 list, and has been honored as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful PR Firms by Observer six years in a row. Magrino PR has a focus in both media relations and social media/influencer marketing, in addition to its lifestyle divisions that include consumer goods, travel, real estate, food, wine & spirits and special events.
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, William Grant & Sons, Moët Hennessy, the Smithsonian Institution, the Hearst Corporation, Baccarat, Christie’s International Real Estate, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, William Grant & Sons, Coach, Alain Ducasse, and The Plaza Hotel, among many others.
Susan currently serves on the advisory board of the Glass House, part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. She has also previously served on numerous boards, including Literacy Partners and Manitoga: The Russel Wright Design Center, and is active in supporting charities benefiting food, design, and culture.
She earned a BA from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. She continues to support her alma mater through a scholarship she established and in alumni events.