Maria Reitan


Maria Reitan deploys more than 20 years of integrated communications experience across public relations, advertising, digital, branding and social engagement for her clients. Her strategic work has driven business-building results for such household names as Trane, American Standard, Tempur-Pedic, Jenn-Air, Calphalon, Mr. Bubble, Gerber, and Hasbro to name a few.

With extensive crisis and issues experience and media coaching counsel, Maria has assisted clients in preparing and dealing with the worst-case scenarios.

For more than 10 years, Maria has hosted a marketing-to-women podcast on webmasterradio.fmPurseStrings reaches tens of thousands of business professionals and is the longest running podcast of its kind in the country.

Her podcast and client campaigns have been awarded the public relations industry’s highest recognition including the Silver Anvil, Bronze Anvil, PR Platinum, PR Week, Golden SABRE and Minneapolis PRSA.

Prior to her career in integrated strategic communications, Maria spent fifteen years in television news as an Emmy Award-winning news director and producer in Minneapolis, Chicago, Miami, Louisville and both Carolinas.

Maria has a B.A. in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.