Folio Top Women: Marin Bright
Founder & CEO, Bright Business Media
As CEO and founder of Bright Business Media LLC, and publisher of award-winning Smart Meetings, Marin has more than 22 years of experience in the travel meetings industries. Prior to Smart Meetings, Marin was instrumental in the inception and management of nine magazines with Meetings Media, and was the national sales manager for a hotel group. In 2002, she created the Smart Meetings Action Kit, which was the first lead-generation tool in the meetings industry at the time.
Shortly after, she launched a full-fledged B2B publication and her then start-up company went from zero to $7M in annual revenue in 13 years. Marin has led the company to continually expand its offerings to include other industries.
On a personal level, her success and accomplishments include winning a battle with breast cancer five years ago.