Biography, Marilyn Milne

Marilyn Milne, Owner
Marilyn Milne, Owner

I use my communications experience, business knowledge, eclectic interests and common sense to create success for my clients. If you feed me dark chocolate, I develop effective media pitches, conduct and analyze research, recommend actions that help you meet your goals and audaciously suggest event centerpieces to florists. I believe in long-term associations with quality clients — and I believe in baseball. View my LinkedIn profile for more information.

The Details

Previous Experience

  • Community Relations Director for a school district and city
  • Marketing Director
  • Media Relations Manager
  • Website Developer, University of Oregon
  • Communications Director, Birth To Three/Parenting Now!


  • Won a 2010 “Most Improved Brochure” award from APEX for a new brochure for Birth To Three
  • Won 2008 Grand Award from APEX for a community relations campaign for Serenity Lane
  • First ethics officer, Greater Oregon Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
  • President, Greater Oregon Chapter. Won “Best Chapter Management” award from PRSA
  • President’s Citation from the national president of PRSA.
    One of 63 of 17,600 members honored.
  • Board member, Southwest Oregon Chapter of the American Marketing Association (the chapter won three national AMA awards that year)
  • Master’s Degree in Journalism (emphasis, public relations), University of Oregon

Interested in working with Marilyn? Read two client testimonials below or read all of them, then get in touch!

Icing on Cupcake

Editing, Writing

“It’s as though you put extra icing on my cupcake! Thank you.”

(Kathy Smith, KJ Smith Associates, after reviewing Marilyn’s edits of her article)

Working Partner

Serenity Lane

“Marilyn Milne is the consummate professional. She has been a working partner with us for many years. She coordinates our public relations strategies, helps with crisis response, and is very effective with media relations. We consider Marilyn to be part of our team.”

Larry Bradley, Vice President of Development, Serenity Lane