Carey Conner Marin is a senior advisor, consultant and coach for The LeMaster Group. She has more than 17 years experience in media and public relations, message development, crisis counseling, paid media placement, polling and event management. She has managed some of The LeMaster Group’s most high-profile clients including: the San Francisco 49ers new stadium, Hicks Holdings, the American Airlines Center, Dallas Cowboys, the Catholic Diocese of Dallas, and the North Texas Municipal Water District.
She was the first person hired by The LeMaster Group in 1996. Her experience as a reporter afforded her immediate credibility with journalists, and she regularly receives compliments from journalists and peer professionals for her understanding of “both sides of the aisle.” Indeed, she is a senior advisor because she understands relationship-building with both media representatives and newsmakers.
In 2006, Carey left The LeMaster Group to become Vice President of Public Affairs for Citigroup, managing the company’s media relations for consumer brands in Texas and Illinois. She also directed media and public affairs for the company’s branch openings, community relations and a $30 million acquisition of ACCION Texas’ micro-lending portfolio.
Fortunately, Carey missed the entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to have immediate impact for companies and causes. She returned as a team member in 2008 and has played an integral role with all of our major clients since then.
Carey counts her listening skills and get-it-done attitude as contributing factors in her successful communications career. She is also an excellent writer and has the essential core competencies to direct all aspects of an advertising and public relations campaign.
A graduate of the University of North Texas, Carey received her Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism with a double minor in Political Science and English. Carey is an open adoption advocate and is passionate about issues affecting women and children. She has served on campaigns to orphanages in Bolivia and Romania, and has worked with women and children in Kenya, Turkey and Ecuador on life skills and parenting. She was given the President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2008 for her efforts and was previously on the board of Love for Children, a local non-profit that raises money for children in need.
Carey and her husband Paul are proud parents of Isabella, age 5, and they most recently became parents to their second child, Joshua Paul. She says that challenging projects and client issues are “easy in comparison” to the tests presented to parents who want to do their “very best job” as a father and mother team.