Vice President, PR & Communications
U.S. Green Building Council
As the vice president of PR & communication for the U.S. Green Building Council, Marisa Long oversees media relations, external communications, public affairs, social media, multimedia and public relations efforts for the organization. She leads a team that supports all of USGBC and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) brands and programs, most notably, LEED, USGBC’s flagship product and the world's most widely used green building rating system, and Greenbuild, the world’s largest international green building conference. She works closely with staff and stakeholders to provide strategy and promote and advocate for green buildings through the media and in the marketplace.
Marisa joined USGBC in 2010 to oversee marketing and communications for the public launch of USGBC’s Center for Green Schools. She has managed several award-winning (PR News, Bulldog Reporter, PR Daily, American Business Awards) PR and public affairs campaigns that attract significant media, policy maker and industry attention, including USGBC’s annual Top 10 States for LEED, Green Apple Day of Service and the release of many reports and programs.
Prior to USGBC, Marisa served as a vice president at Quinn & Co. Public Relations in New York, successfully implementing numerous creative and strategic PR campaigns for a variety of high-profile real estate clients.
Marisa was recognized as one of PR News’ Top Women in PR for 2016 and received a 2015 American Business Award – Silver for Communicator of the Year. She frequently provides industry media trainings and presents on a variety of marketing and communications topics.