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Photograph by Jessica Marcotte
Marilynn Deane Mendell is founder and president of WinSpin CIC, Inc., a growth strategy firm. She has over thirty years of experience as a well-documented entrepreneur, writer, and publicist. Mendell speaks at national conferences, is often on television shows, and has been featured on ABC-TV Good Morning America. Named Washington Women in PR’s Woman of the Year in 2008, Mendell also claims numerous other national awards for her business achievements as well as for her original client marketing campaigns. She’s an adjunct professor at Georgetown and George Mason Universities, where she teaches marketing and business leadership to graduate students.
Mendell lives in a historic 1870s house hard by the Rappahannock River in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where she fishes for Smallmouth bass. Although she claims a rich life filled with a variety of experiences, successes, and rewards; she considers raising her three sons as her greatest accomplishment.