Carrie Martz announces retirement from Martz Parsons PR firm

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Carrie Martz (Photo courtesy of Martz Parsons)

Carrie Martz, president and CEO of Martz Parsons, has announced she has decided to retire from the AD agency world. After a successful 35-year career, Ms. Martz says it’s time for her to hang up the advertising towel.

Ms. Martz, a pioneer for women business owners in Arizona, started the Martz Agency in 1980. The agency grew to employ more than 60 people and opened offices in both Las Vegas and Scottsdale.

In October 2013, she sold the company to Bob Parsons, forming Martz Parsons.

“The sale of Martz Agency to Bob Parsons in 2013 was a great decision. It enabled me to expand the team and attract nationally recognized talent. Additionally, the acquisition afforded me the opportunity to become more involved with the nonprofit organizations I support,” said Ms. Martz.

“Today the agency is on a great path. With Bob at the helm, I have no doubt it will continue to grow into the nationally ranked agency we envisioned.  And now, for the first time in my life, I get to focus on my other passions, such as my family, the community and myself.”

With the retirement of Ms. Martz, Marianne Curran will step in as CEO of the agency. Ms. Curran is a vice president at YAM Worldwide, which is the parent company of Ms. Parsons’ many business ventures.

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