MARIE W. WOOLF has been a creative professional since the age of 17. She has been the founder, CEO and creative director of numerous enterprises, and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post in addition to producing original content for syndication and individual user subscriptions. Her work as a creator, humanitarian, political and Internet cartooning pioneer have been internationally syndicated and widely featured in print and broadcast media, and have attracted tens of millions of viewers and unique visitors to them.
Woolf is the author of three digital anthologies of Year One (2012-2013) of her features"Q&M.™," "M. on All Things Books™," and editorial illustration focused exclusively on women in the news, at http://www.amazon.com/Marie-Woolf/e/B00FDYEX9C/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1 in 2013.
She has developed and led fundraising, grant and sponsorship programs totaling millions of dollars in individual and corporate donations, direct gifts, in-kind corporate sponsorships, and federal appropriations. As a serial entrepreneur, she has cofounded several startups as chair/CEO, including for the development of proprietary data aggregation technologies which have been granted five patents for homeland security applications, and has played a central role in the launch and ongoing marketing strategies of other successful startups.
Concurrently with Woolf Media, Marie has served as CEO and executive director of two national humanitarian nonprofit organizations, one of which served the families of American military personnel who died in active service on and after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Marie built the organization from a local, unknown startup to international prominence. In this role, she acquired corporate sponsors, briefed the Joint Chiefs of Staff and top Army generals at the Pentagon and worked closely with members of Congress of both parties. In 2008, Marie keynoted the graduating class of over 4,000 cadets, general officers, faculty, media and invited visitors at the 15th Annual Character and Leadership Symposium at the United States Air Force Academy on the theme of "Impassioned Citizenship: Can ONE Make a Difference?" Those with whom she shared this stage include General Wesley K. Clark, U.S. Army (Ret.), former NASA Director of Flight Operations Gene Kranz, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Peter Pace, U.S.M.C. (Ret.), humanitarian Greg Mortensen (Three Cups of Tea, Stones into Schools), and "Miracle on the Hudson" Captain Chesley Sullenberger, among others.
A lifelong student of the Holocaust, genocide and human rights, Woolf was nominated in 2006 to the United States Holocaust Memorial in Washington, D.C. She has served as a director or advisor on the boards of several nonprofit educational, arts and humanitarian organizations.
Marie Woolf at Woolf Media: www.woolfmedia.net