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Susan Magrino Dunning

Chairman and CEO

Susan Magrino Agency

New York, US

Susan Magrino Dunning


Susan Magrino Dunning is the CEO and President of Magrino, one of the premier public relations firms in the industry. Over the course of her career, she 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, The New York Times Magazine, Laura Mercier, COACH, Alain Ducasse, The Plaza Hotel, One & Only, Marchesi Antinori, Nicolas Feuillatte and The Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse, among many others.

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Run the world! The Royal Poinciana Plaza hosts fashionable event promoting female empowerment

In celebration of International Women's Day on Sunday, March 8th, The Royal Poinciana Plaza hosted their second annual event, TOGETHER, a philanthropic initiative promoting female empowerment and entrepreneurship. Panelists included Susan Magrino (Chairman and CEO of Magrino Public Relations) and Joey Wölffer (owner of Joey Wölffer). Laura Kim (Co-Creative Director of Monse and Oscar de la Renta), Maura Smith (VP of Phillips Auction House) and Adriana Epelboim-Levy (Co-Founder & Designer at ALEPEL) were also part of the discussion. The panel was moderated by Elisabeth Munder (Founder of Luxury Ink Media).


New Canaan residents' PR firm ranked among most powerful

Magrino PR, a public relations/social media agency run by New Canaan residents, and sisters Susan Magrino Dunning and Allyn Magrino Holmberg, has been named to the Observer’s 50 Most Powerful PR Firm list for the sixth year in a row. The 50-person agency specializes in travel, real estate, food, wine, and spirits, and consumer and home design. Among the agency’s clients are: Martha Stewart, Whispering Angel, the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Cuisinart and Christie’s International.

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Susan Magrino Dunning’s Background

Chairman and CEO
May 1992 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Susan Magrino Agency is an award-winning, preeminent lifestyle public relations agency with over 20 years of experience and success. The agency specializes in public relations, marketing, and communications for the world’s most revered brands in travel, food, wine & spirits, and consumer goods.
Public Relations
Jan 1983 - Apr 1992
New York, NY, USA
Penguin Random House is the world’s largest trade book publisher. Worldwide, the company is comprised of the adult and children’s fiction and non fiction print and digital trade book publishing businesses of Penguin and Random House in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, and South Africa.


New York, NY, USA
Susan Magrino, the chair and CEO of Magrino Public Relations, joins "Squawk Box" to discuss how brands and celebrities can bounce back after a P.R. disaster.
Magrino PR Reel
New York, NY, USA
In today’s business climate, lifestyle brands cannot afford to waste Public Relations budgets on fleeting flash without lasting gains. At Magrino, our discerning clients achieve not only short-term benefits, but also long-term marketing and business results.


Contributing Writer
Apr 2020
New York, NY, USA
Susan contributed a section on navigating her business though the current climate brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and the related lockdowns. She discussed different approaches to managing and corresponding with clients and leading a team.

Susan Magrino Dunning’s Education

BA, English, Studio Art