Making Sense of Sustainability 2011 / 2012 Report

the roles and relationships between an organization’s management, board, shareholders and stakeholders, as well the goals and mission by which the organization is governed



Margie Flynn

Principal and Co-Founder

Margie shares her deeply ingrained passion for the community and belief in “doing well by doing good” as Principal and Co-owner of BrownFlynn. Margie speaks the language of triple bottom line impact and has been instrumental in shaping a variety of responsible practices for regional, national and global corporations and organizations. Her strong commitment to ethical business practices and eye on global impact also make Margie a dynamic speaker and trusted advisor for clients who seek to improve their business practices while catalyzing positive change. She is a guest lecturer for numerous local and national conferences, venues and colleges/universities, and is author of several published articles regarding sustainability and entrepreneurship in local and national publications.

Margie and her husband, Danny, have three grown sons and reside in Highland Heights, Ohio.

Community Engagement
  • Corporate Sustainability Network, Steering Committee
  • GreenCityBlueLake Institute, Advisory Board
  • Cleveland Carbon Fund, Advisory Committee
  • Mayor of Cleveland Frank Jackson’s Sustainability Advisory Council Member
  • PRSA Counselors’ Academy
  • American Red Cross Blood Services of Northern
    Ohio, Chair of the Board
  • In Counsel with Women
  • Leadership Cleveland, President, Class of 2004
  • Advisor to “100 Entrepreneurs” Project:
    Walter Reed Hospital
  • Industrial Minerals Association: Sustainability
    & Environmental Committees
  • Net Impact
  • Steering Committee Member of the Conscious Capitalism, Northeast Ohio Chapter
  • B.A. Miami University
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Melissa Wicinski

Melissa has been an enthusiastic member of the BrownFlynn team since its inception in 1996, when she became the Firm’s first full-time staffer.

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