DENVER, Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The National Association of Corporate Directors and Puget Sound Business Journal announced Colleen Birdnow Brown as the 2017 Director of the Year award winner this Monday in Seattle, Washington.

The Director of the Year award recognizes outstanding performance in corporate directorship, with a panel of judges selecting nominees on the basis of integrity, mature confidence, informed judgment and high performance standards. The award follows a slew of recent accolades for Brown, including the 2017 NACD Directorship 100 list and NACD Board Fellow spotlight.

Brown is the founder and owner of award-winning online reputation management firm Marca Global, which is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. She currently serves on the boards of Port Blakely Companies, TrueBlue Inc., and Delta Dental of Washington. Brown previously served as Chairwoman of the Board for American Apparel, in addition to serving on the boards of Boeing Employee Credit Union, and

The Puget Sound Business Journal and NACD honorees will be recognized at the Director of the Year gala in Seattle on Oct. 25. For more information about the event, visit

About Colleen Birdnow Brown

Brown is the founder and owner of Marca Global, an Inc. 5000 fastest growing company. She is an adviser and board member to public and private companies and a frequent keynote speaker and panelist on board, media and leadership issues. She previously served as Director, President and CEO of Fisher Communications, Inc. (FSCI), the President of Broadcast at Lee Enterprises, in the C-Suite of Belo (BCI) and as a senior leader at Gannett (GCI). Brown has received numerous awards in technology leadership and innovation. She is active in the NACD, WCD, Committee of 200 and International Women’s Forum (IWF). She is a former director of the Associated Press (AP), the National Association of Television Executives (NATPE) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). She is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Leadership Institute. For more information about Colleen Birdnow Brown and Marca Global, visit

Anna Hoglund
Communications Specialist
Marca Global
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Puget Sound Business Journal

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