Director of Communications Stephanie Marsh
Stephanie Marsh obtained a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude from Kent State University where she studied English and graduated with University Honors in 2012. Before joining the Mayor’s Office communications team in 2019, Marsh was a Senior Customer Content Specialist at PR Newswire/Cision and was the President of Cision’s global LGBTQ+ employee resource group. She was promoted to her current position as Chief Communications Officer in early 2022.
In her current role, Marsh oversees City of Akron professional communications, event coordination and press relations from the Office of the Mayor. She leads citywide marketing strategy as well as ideation and execution of City communications initiatives, community engagement and events. In the last year, she has been responsible for creating and launching the city’s new website, implementing Zencity as the city’s first data-driven engagement platform, maintaining the city’s weekly newsletter, and rebranding citywide communications.
Marsh also serves as one of the LGBTQ+ liaisons to the Mayor’s office, and is a board member and advocacy committee chair at CANAPI (Community AIDS Network and Akron Pride Initiative).