Founder of MACIAS PR – Mark Macias – Named to the Forbes Business Council

​Forbes Business Council – an invitation-only organization for successful business leaders and entrepreneurs – has announced Mark Macias – founder of MACIAS PR – as a Council member.

A review committee selected Macias based on his depth and diversity of his experience as a journalist, author, entrepreneur and media strategist. The committee evaluates each member’s business track record and leadership, as well as personal and professional achievements.

“We are honored to welcome Mark Macias into the Forbes Business Council,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Business Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”

Forbes Business Council – Accepting Committee

Macias is a former Executive Producer with NBC and Senior Producer with CBS in New York. His media peers nominated him with five Emmys in the categories: News and Public Affairs, Features, Business Programming, Religious Programming, and Documentary Programming. He won an Emmy with NBC for a consumer story that exposed a weakness in dryers leading to house fires.

Macias founded the public relations agency MACIAS PR in 2009. His agency has since won numerous awards from both marketing peers and journalists. They include: 2015 PR Consultant Firm of the Year; 2016-2017 Financial PR Firm of the Year; and 2017-2019 Strategic PR Firm of the Year.

MACIAS PR has led media, branding and crisis campaigns within technology, digital health/healthcare, nonprofits, politics and finance. In 2019, the firm launched a political polling service that helps Congressional candidates gather insight and better target voters. It comes with Margin of Errors as small as +/-3 percent.

“I’m excited to have this larger Forbes platform to share some of my personal and business experiences in the new year,” said Macias. “I’m also looking forward to meeting and networking with other business leaders within the Forbes Business Council, helping each other grow our business. It will be fun to combine my journalism and business background into thought leadership editorials that I hope will inspire and guide others in business.”

As a member of the Council, Macias will contribute thought leadership and editorials to Forbes readers. He will connect and collaborate with other respected leaders from across the country in private forums and at members-only events.

Readers can follow Macias’ future articles on the Forbes Business Council by clicking here. He will also contribute to Q&A panels alongside other experts shared with Forbes readers.


Mark Macias founded MACIAS PR in 2009, following his career as Executive Producer with NBC and Senior Producer with CBS in New York. His public relations agency has won numerous awards from both journalists and marketing peers. Macias is also the author of Beat the Press: Your Guide to Managing the Media and a business/political contributor with Entrepreneur and CNBC.


Forbes Councils is a collective of invitation-only communities created in partnership with Forbes and the expert community builders who founded Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). In Forbes Councils, exceptional business owners and leaders come together with the people and resources that can help them thrive.