Marilyn Laverty is founder and president of entertainment and tech PR firm Shore Fire Media. A graduate in philosophy from Cornell University, she started her career at the Ithaca Journal, then moved to New York City where she freelanced for U.S. and British music magazines before becoming VP of Publicity at Columbia Records. Laverty has twice been named one of Billboard magazine’s top "Women in Music”. Shore Fire Media consistently places on the NY Observer list of Top PR companies. The firm has offices in Brooklyn, LA and Nashville, and represents top talents and institutions across music, film, and the arts; authors; podcasters; nonprofits; and businesses.