Parker LePla Names Briana Marrah Principal and Co-Owner: Brand Strategy Consulting Firm Building Next-generation Leadership

December 03, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Seattle, WA, – Parker LePla, a brand shift consulting firm, has recently named Briana Marrah to the role of a principal, and co-owner of the 14-year-old company. Marrah has been with Parker LePla since 2000 and most recently as vice president. Her new role has her taking on more company management and client strategy oversight. She will also be key to developing the firms’ direction and strategy as it helps its health care, non-profit and other clients make the brand strategy, people and communication shifts their brands require.

Parker LePla Co-Founder and Principal, Lynn Parker, stated, “As we look to the future of Parker LePla, Briana will make a great partner in our continuing success. As her clients know, Briana adds enormous strategic value, working with company management to plan and execute the strategies that help them thrive in competitive environments.”

Marrah graduated from the University of Puget Sound and has a background in marketing for non-profits, including the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Digital Blackboard Foundation. During her seven years at Parker LePla, she has worked with industries ranging from healthcare to technology, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. She currently oversees the Group Health, Fred Hutchinson HIV Vaccine Trials, Merriman Berkman Next and Talyst accounts.

Parker LePla is a brand shift consultancy working with companies, large and small, to define, integrate and live their brands. The principals have authored two best-selling books on branding: Integrated Branding and Brand Driven, and often speak at national conferences on branding topics. Founded in 1994 by F. Joseph LePla and Lynn M. Parker, Parker LePla’s clients include Philips Medical, Group Health, University of Washington Foster School of Business, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, City of Olympia Public Works and Puget Sound Neighborhood Health Centers.