Maryam Kubasek handles the production of the Malibu Group’s collateral materials, oversees its media relations and helps develop and implement its marketing strategies.
She has earned an accreditation from the Public Relations Society of America and her background and expertise is in message development, crisis communication, writing, editing, media relations, and public affairs.
She joined Malibu from the National Coalition for the Protection of Children & Families where she served as Director of Communications for almost 10 years. During her tenure with the National Coalition, she served as one of the organization’s spokespersons, appearing on national media outlets including Dateline NBC and CNN. She ran multiple press conferences, spearheaded several national education projects and media campaigns, and wrote and produced many of the group’s collateral materials. She worked with national radio, Internet, TV and newspaper media including the San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today and Los Angeles Times.
Prior to moving to Cincinnati from Southern California in 1994, she was Assistant Director of Public Information at Pepperdine University in Malibu. During her tenure as a spokesperson for the University, she appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX television stations and was heard on several Southern California and national radio stations. She wrote speeches and columns for university leaders and crafted bios for commencement speakers. In addition, she was editor and primary writer for the university’s 16-page alumni publication.
Maryam earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from John Brown University and is a former board member for the Cincinnati chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.
She is also a freelance writer whose articles and columns have appeared in the Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati Business Courier, Christian Science Monitor, CityBeat and Everybody’s News. She maintains a blog at http://tothepoint-maryam.blogspot.com/
Maryam is a native Texan, has been married more than 30 years and has two teenage sons.