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Maggie Holben is accredited by the Public Relations Society of America and is a member of its Counselors Academy.

1999-Present: Owner, Absolutely Public Relations® and Marketing Services, Lakewood, CO. Specializes in media relations -  the strategies and tactics that yield impacftul editorial media placements. Holben joined the Board of Directors of the Colorado Bioscience Association in April 2005 (serving two terms and continuing ex officio through 2014), in addition she is a certified as an Industry Analyst Relations Practitioner. She's recently served a three-year term on the Cat Care Society board (currently continuing in an advisory capacity). Maggie has consulted Galichia Hospital Group (2013-2015), Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority (2011-14), Medivance (2011), Fish Rich Organic Fertilizer (2011-13), Cabela's (project 2011), Joseph Decuis Gourmet Restaurant (2010-11), Holben Hay Balzer CPAs (2010), CID4 (2010-2015), Colo Cleantech Industry Assn (2009-10), Bell Aquaculture (2008-13), Colorado BioScience Assn (2005 - 2014), Countrywide Financial (2004-08), Light Force Therapy (2003-05), Baxa Corp (2003-2010), Adventures In Color Technology (2002-07), Dr. Martha Lucas/Cosmetic Acupuncture Seminars (2001-13), Holben Building Corp (active since 1999), Foster Wheeler Enviro & ARCADIS in conj with Consensus Communications (2001-2002), McKinley Marketing Partners (1999-2000), Grubb & Ellis/The Martens Group (1999-2000), and InfoNow and ICG Communications (both in conj with McKinley MP 1999-2000). Maggie’s media relations efforts have resulted in articles and features in The Denver Post,Denver Business Journal, Xconomy, Boulder Daily Camera, Boulder County Business Report, Colorado Springs Gazette and Colorado Springs Business Journal -- plus numerous trade journals and national magazines.

1998-99: Public Relations Director, GD&A Advertising & Public Relations, Denver, CO. Maggie was responsible for department organization and management. Clients included Rocky Mountain BLIMPIE, baby-products.com, 1998 Colorado State Fair, Mountain Chateaux Lodges, Xi Graphics and xPect Technologies.


1993-98: Marketing & PR Consultant, Wichita, KS, and Lakewood, CO. Completed projects for numerous medical groups, Carlos O'Kelly Mexican Restaurant chain, Emprise Bank, Wichita Eagle book publishing division, The Coleman Company, Summerfield Hotel Corporation, and Sedgwick County Kansas.


1995-97: VP Client Services, The Lida Groups, Wichita and Lenexa, KS. Clients included Sedgwick County Solid Waste Planning Committee, Kansas Communities That Care Coalition, Kansas Initiative for Daughters and Sons, AuburnBank, Learjet, MVP Architects, Fidelity Bank, and ConsumerID (numerous retail clients).


1994-97: Faculty, Wichita State University, Elliott School of Communication. Instructor, Fall 1994 and Spring 1995, of Intro to Advertising, Advertising Copywriting and Advertising Research and Campaigns. Lecturer, Fall 1996 and Spring 1997, of Intro to Public Relations.


1990-93: Director of Marketing, Galichia Medical Group, P.A., Wichita, KS. Member of the management team for a cardiology-focused, multispecialty medical group comprised of of 39 physicians and more than 250 support staff. This included a state-wide clinic network aggressively marketing interventional cardiology testing and state-of-the-art treatments.


1985-90: President, Chamberlin-Nicks, Inc., Wichita, KS (an American Association of Advertising Agencies member firm).


1984-85: Director of Marketing, Union National Bank, Wichita, KS.


1981-84: Account Executive/Writer, Lida Advertising Company, Wichita, KS (an American Association of Advertising Agencies member firm).


1979-81: Communications Specialist, KG&E, The Electric Company, Wichita, KS.


1978-79: Account Service/Writer, Stephan Advertising Agency, Wichita, KS (an American Association of Advertising Agencies member firm).


1977-78: Director of Advertising, Quik Print, Inc., Wichita, KS.


1976-77: Director of Public Relations, Wichita Symphony, Wichita, KS.


1974-76: Account Coordinator, Advertising Concepts, Inc., Wichita, KS.


1973-74: Campus Marketing Representative, Mademoiselle Magazine, New York, at the University of Oklahoma, Norman.

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