ABOUT

Margie Flynn
Principal & Co-Founder

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As Principal and Co-Founder of BrownFlynn, Margie oversees the Firm’s sales and business development initiatives and several key client engagements. She speaks the language of triple bottom line impact and has been instrumental in shaping a variety of corporate responsibility and sustainability strategies for regional, national, and global corporations and organizations.

Her strong commitment to ethical business practices and eye on global impact also make Margie a dynamic speaker and trusted advisor for clients who seek to improve their business practices while catalyzing positive change throughout their organizations. She is a frequent speaker at numerous conferences, venues, and universities and has written several articles on sustainability and entrepreneurship in local and national publications. Margie and her business partner, Barb Brown, also are writing a book to commemorate the Firm’s 20th anniversary in 2016. Before co-founding BrownFlynn, Margie had 15 years of corporate management and investor relations experience, collectively, in the financial services industry.

In her “spare” time, Margie aims to keep fit and enjoys a variety of physical fitness activities—all designed to offset her love for sweets. She also relishes a day at a spa, an outing with friends, serving her church, or traveling to any one of the exciting places left on her bucket list. A proud mother of three grown boys, she is spoiled by her husband’s great culinary skills, yet will never pass up a peaceful dinner out with him.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

  • B.S. in Communications and Marketing, Miami University

  • Completion of GRI-Certified G4 Training

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

  • Society for Corporate Governance, Service Partner Committee Member (National) and Ohio Chapter Member

  • Net Impact, Corporate Member

  • City of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson’s Sustainability Advisory Council, Member

  • Cleveland Climate Action Fund, Advisory Committee Member

  • GreenCityBlueLake Institute, Advisory Board Member

  • In Counsel with Women, Member

  • Epoch Pi, LLC, Advisory Board Member

  • Leadership Cleveland, President, Class of 2004; Member, Leadership Cleveland Alumni Association

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Society for Corporate Governance (local and national)

  • Sustainability Leadership Forum (various cities)

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • Named “CR Superstar” by Corporate Responsibility Association (2015)

  • Irish American Archives Society “Walks of Life” Award (2014)

MY PROJECTS

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