Our Team2019-09-28T20:02:11+00:00

Our Team

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.


Marjorie Young

As a veteran public relations professional, Marjorie Young joined the team of Cecilia Russo Marketing as a collaborative partner in 2014. She founded the first local newswire in Savannah, called COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES™, and is also the founder of the REPUTATION MATRIX™ method, which helps businesses strategically create their year-long public relations plan. She currently sits on the Rotary of Savannah and Hospice Savannah board of directors. Past boards include Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Savannah, Buy Local Savannah, and Small Business Chamber. She graduated from Leadership Southeast Georgia and Leadership Savannah, and is a proud alumnae of the University of Maryland with a degree in Journalism and minor in Fine Arts. Marjorie is also certified in crisis communication by the Public Relations Society of America.


Cynthia Cradduck

Cynthia is the Junior 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.

Skylar Lanier, Cecilia Russo Marketing and Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc

Skylar Lanier

Skylar Lanier is a public relations specialist with Cecilia Russo Marketing, where she coordinates communications, media and print collateral to build strong relationships between local businesses, nonprofits and the community.  She has returned to her hometown of Savannah, Ga., after completing a master’s degree in contemporary literature at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, where she was an editor for the FORUM Postgraduate Journal. Previously, Skylar graduated from the University of Georgia Honors Program with bachelor’s degrees in public relations and English and a minor in Spanish. In addition to undergraduate internships with The Georgia Review and South Magazine, Skylar held leadership roles with the Thomas Lay After-School Program in which she was responsible for coordinating mentors, running a kid’s cooking club and raising awareness among UGA students to maintain a steady base of volunteers.

“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.”

Brian Felder, Felder & Associates

“I have been a client of Cecilia Russo Marketing for over three years. I can attest from personal experience that the entire team not only possesses an unparalleled expertise in the field, but they are passionate about their clients. The unwavering faith and confidence they have shown in me and their enthusiasm for their work comes through in every interaction they have on my behalf. They have promoted me and my firm through magazines, newspapers, industry publications, speaking opportunities, and countless other forms of communication that brought instant credibility to my firm. Whether starting a new business or branding an existing one, I give Cecilia Russo Marketing my highest recommendation.”

Charles Bowen, The Bowen Law Group