Cecilia Russo Turner
Founder and CEO of Cecilia Russo Marketing, Cecilia has extensive experience in collaborative public relations, marketing, fundraising, social media management, and community relations, working with a broad range of constituencies. Cecilia’s civic commitments include memberships and board positions on the Savannah Technical College Foundation, the United Way of the Coastal Empire, the Rotary Club of Savannah, the Kiwanis Club of Skidaway Island, Horizons Savannah, Senior Citizens, Inc., and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire. In addition, Cecilia has served as a fundraising consultant and advisor for Savannah Technical College, Leadership Southeast Georgia, the Veterans Council of Chatham County, American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia, Benedictine Military School, and America’s Second Harvest Food Bank of Coastal Georgia. She was recognized as the Volunteer of the Year by the Junior Achievement of Savannah in 2013, and Entrepreneur of the Year by the Savannah Chamber of Commerce in 2018. She is a graduate of Leadership Southeast Georgia and proud alumnae of St. Vincent’s Academy and the University of Georgia. She is married to Bob Turner and resides on Talahi Island, GA.
Cynthia is a Partner of Cecilia Russo Marketing, overseeing business development, managing the public relations, marketing and fundraising teams, and coordinating reputation management strategies for clients, media relations, and online SEO-PR. A graduate of Georgia Southern University, she holds certifications with L.E.A.P., Dale Carnegie and Toastmasters International. She has been recognized as a Georgia Trend Top 40-Under-40 Professional, and a Rising Star in Business by Savannah Magazine and Savannah Morning News. She currently serves on the Georgia Jaycees State Board of Directors.
“I engaged Cecilia and her team very soon after we launched our business. I needed the word out that I was in a new place and reinforcement/broadcast of my brand. I learned to just be quiet and trust their methods and direction. Four years in, our work is consistently, positively covered in the press, on a monthly basis.”