Angela Mariani began her Public Relations career with Fendi at their headquarters in Rome in 1985, and rose to become Corporate Director of Public Relations, North America, by 1990. She established and managed the New York office and was responsible for all communications and marketing activity, including new store openings, launch of new product lines, and special events, as well as ongoing press relations and advising on local and national media planning. She became an acknowledged public relations expert on the transition of an international brand into the US market.
In 1995, convinced that her many years of in-house experience could effectively be brought to an agency, Mariani founded C&M Media, Ltd. The company has grown and thrived under her direction and now, some sixteen years later, can claim to having been instrumental in the launch of some significant brands all the while maintaining close contact with the highest level of media as well as key industry players.
Angela is a graduate of Harvard University. She serves as a trustee of the Harvard Advocate, the university literary magazine, is on the board of Henry Street Settlement House, and plays an active role in many New York charity committees.