Marji Ross: A Woman of Enthusiastic, Energetic and Personable Leadership
Editor’s note: We at HUMAN EVENTS are pleased to bring you this week a series of profiles from the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute. These are profiles of influential and prominent conservative women who have made a tremendous impact for the better on this great country.
Marji Ross is a remarkable leader whose sense of conservative principles and the interests of the American people have enabled her to turn Regnery into a major book publisher. In the past five years, the company has placed one third of its books on the New York Times Best-Seller List under her strong leadership. That is an enviable feat in the competitive world of publishing.
Marji combines a very enthusiastic, energetic and personable leadership style with a very serious and disciplined emphasis on results.
She is a woman of many accomplishments. Marji is the first person outside the Regnery family to ever hold the title of president of Regnery Publishing. Prior to that, she was a senior group publisher for Phillips International. There, she ran several business units, including investment newsletters, business newsletters, and health newsletters.
Authors often have great tension with their publishers. Yet I can report that in writing a series of best-selling conservative policy books. I have always found her encouraging, but very thoughtful and critical.
Marji represents a brand of conservative entrepreneur who wants to do good and do well by doing good. She is following in the footsteps of her first boss, and role model, who was also a female entrepreneur who started her own public relations firm.
She is determined to bring conservative thinkers and writers to those Americans who are interested in the principles that have made and will make America successful.
She is also determined to be commercially successful and make a profit while spreading the word about conservatism.
Finally, Marji does everything for the movement and the business while lavishing attention on her three daughters and her husband. She is a remarkable woman.