Marsha is passionate about leading individuals, teams, departments, and organizations to their full potential. With 30+ years in corporate America, Marsha brings with her a broad range of experience from finance and customer service to operations and organizational development. Working side-by-side with the leadership team, she brings the organization’s vision and mission into focus and translates them into actionable steps.
As a resourceful researcher and project manager, Marsha identifies, analyzes, assesses options, plans strategies, and establishes metrics to create measurable change and cultural transformations. In 2012, Marsha developed Quest, a unique leader, team, and employee goal setting, alignment, and tracking program, which brought the organization to its highest levels of achievement.
What differentiates Marsha is her ability to apply her project management, process improvement, change leadership, communication, and analytical skills to every project. With the reputation as the “go to” project leader, Marsha has a demonstrated history of success in creating, implementing, improving, and marketing a wide variety of programs.
Marsha is known for her ability to impact the bottom line:
- saving $750K in training costs through off-set grants
- decreasing the cost of quality by 15%
- reducing the cost of training by 10%
- increasing inventory fill rates by 11%
- reducing the cost of tuition reimbursement by 21.5%
As a lifelong learner Marsha has a BS in Accounting from Miami University and a Masters Liberal Studies in Organizational Leadership from Fort Hays State University. She is a qualified to teach Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and holds certifications as a master trainer and grant writer.
Marsha is a Distinguished Toastmaster and was honored in 2012 as District 10 Toastmaster of the Year and in 2013 with the Governor’s Citation Award. A sought after local, regional, and national speaker, Marsha engages her audiences with her natural humor and charm.
Marsha puts her feet where her heart is. In 2009, to support a close friend with breast cancer, Marsha captained a team of six women who trained and walked 60 miles in three days and along the way raised over $27K earning them the distinction of being among the top 10 fundraising teams in the Cleveland event. Although her friend succumbed to breast cancer in 2012, their walking team, Breast Friends Forever, continues to support the cause of ending breast cancer forever.
Marsha serves on the board of Jewish Family Service of Akron, co-chairs Knitzvah (knitting & crocheting for local charities including the Battered Womens Shelter and Ronald McDonald House) and will chair the District 10 Toastmasters 2016 Spring Conference.