As director of operations Marisa Akley provides day-to-day oversight of agency operations, maximizing operational efficiencies and industry best practices and driving growth, profitability and client retention. In her role, she also focuses on the personal and professional development of agency team members.
With a Bachelor of Science (BS) in accounting from Villanova University and nearly 30 years of marketing, accounting, sales and management operations experience in both the private and public sectors, Marisa brings a wide array of cross-functional expertise to Baker Public Relations.
Prior to joining Baker Public Relations, Marisa worked as senior account executive at Precisely Software, Inc., where she focused on enterprise software sales. There, she identified and solved some of the most difficult business challenges across the financial services vertical, all while fostering positive relationships of trust with colleagues and clients. Marisa was recognized for her exceptional achievements, being named to Precisely’s President’s Club.
Prior to Precisely, Marisa worked alongside global teams at Logic Technology, Inc., where she thrived providing effective operational oversight and efficient IT service delivery to a Fortune 500 customer base. Her other past work experience includes key positions with Fusco Personnel, Union College, Empire State Development and Henri Bendel.
Residing in Loudonville, N.Y. with her husband Brian, two children Ella and Brayden and beloved Labrador retriever Gus, Marisa has a passion for physical fitness and nutrition, watching the NY Yankees (most years!) and attending her children’s sporting events.
Marisa currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation where she enjoys giving her time and talent to those who help so many get back to living life.