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406 N Wacouta St
St Paul, MN, 55101
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Marian is a student of literature, art and philosophy. She writes with an author’s command of language, an entrepreneur’s understanding of business, and an attorney’s sensitivity for nuance.

I transform innovative and complex concepts into compelling content for business and health care innovators. After years of practice as an attorney with von Briesen & Roper, I redirected my legal skills to an entrepreneurial focus. Founded in 1989, Fortuni is grounded in more than 20 years of national advertising experience and is informed by multi-disciplinary credentials in law, philosophy, and the arts. I bring to my assignments an author’s command of language, an entrepreneur’s understanding of business, and an attorney’s sensitivity for nuance.

I have implemented branding and advertising messages for a range of national businesses, healthcare organizations, editorial clients, and commercial artists. Project collaborations reflect work with clients including Alerus, Bon Appetit, Campbell Mithun, Delta Airlines, Frontier Communications, General Mills, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, Harcourt Brace, Harvard Business Review, HCMC, HealthEast, Health Partners, the Immunization Action Coalition, Mayo Clinic, M.D. News-Minnesota, the Minneapolis Heart Institute, Radisson Blu, Regions Hospital, Riley Hayes, The Summit Group, Summit Orthopedics, Syngenta, 3M, United HealthGroup, US Bank, and

Fortuni’s creative work has been recognized by local, regional, and national Addy awards, Archive, Communication Arts, Graphis, and Italy’s International BolognaFiere.

I have held numerous leadership roles with the executive women’s organization, Professional Dimensions. I have consulted and lectured through Advertising Photographers of America, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and at colleges including Metropolitan State University Saint Paul, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, the Milwaukee Area Technical College, and Wisconsin Lutheran College. My volunteer involvement includes work with Voices for Vaccines, the Minneapolis Alzheimer’s Association, the Minneapolis Center for Photography, the Saint Paul Winter Carnival, HandsOn Twin Cities, AdFed Minneapolis, the Milwaukee Art Museum, APA-Midwest, and Adworkers of Milwaukee.

The Twin Cities healthcare community knows me as the freelance senior writer for MD News-Minnesota, the contributing editor for the Immunization Action Coalition, and the healthcare blogger for Summit Orthopedics. My work is also found incorporating branding strategy into communication messages for professional service firms and nonprofit organizations. I am a lecturer and consultant on business writing. I am committed to client collaborations that support thoughtful, healthy, and inspired communities.

When I am not immersed in research analysis, interview appointments, or writing deadlines, my posts on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Goodreads reflect reviews of the latest book I’ve finished, reflections on grammar and punctuation that only a proofreader could love, reports of new cultural or culinary gems I’ve discovered in the Twin Cities, the results of the latest Creole recipe I’ve invited friends to taste test, or breaking news in immunization and medical advances.