Marisa Vallbona

Founder & President at CIM Inc PR

PR professional Marisa Vallbona founded CIM Inc PR 30 years ago (based in Southern California and Texas) and has consulted with thousands of CEOs and presidents of the world's largest brands and has won top awards for her work including four Silver Anvil Awards and a Silver Anvil Best of Show (the Oscars of the industry) from the Public Relations Society of America, a lifetime achievement award for exemplary leadership from Marquis Who’s Who, San Diego Business Journal named her “Women Who Mean Business” in PR, and she’s won countless other awards. She was featured as a cover story in Inc Magazine for helping lead the PR team that launched XM Satellite Radio, and with her business partners was featured in a chapter in the book Alpha Dogs: How Your Small Business Can Become A Leader of The Pack. She is sought after by clients for how to present their best image on video, TV news, social media and now Zoom, especially for news interviews, which she teaches as an online course. Learn more about her and the firm’s work at When she's not working, she loves spending time with her family and chasing the adrenaline rush of getting over her fear of sharks by surfing the waves off the coasts of San Diego and Texas.


  • CIM Inc PR
    Founder & President


  • Founder & President at CIM Inc PR
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