CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sue Brelus, chief marketing officer at Thompson Hine LLP, has been designated by ExecRank as a “Top Private Company CMO” for 2012. The rankings are the result of two years of research and feedback from evaluation committees and top chief marketing officers, which yielded an algorithm that ranks marketing executives based on their performance in 24 key areas across all industries.
“She has raised the bar for our marketing and business development efforts and been instrumental in perpetuating our passion for client service excellence and focus on delivering exceptional value to our clients.”
According to Adam Navrozally, analyst for the rankings division of ExecRank, “We were extremely impressed with Ms. Brelus and her diverse experience in strategic marketing and management across several industries, most notably the legal field. Her work has helped spread Thompson Hine’s reputation of providing a high level of legal excellence, and she is highly regarded in the legal industry and amongst other marketing executives.”
Brelus, who oversees Thompson Hine’s Marketing and Strategy group, works with the firm’s leadership on strategic planning, market position and growth. Prior to joining Thompson Hine, she served for 11 years as chief development officer at an AmLaw 50 firm, where she led the global business planning, marketing and business development efforts and played a key role in the firm’s acquisitions and integration activities. Her extensive background spans marketing and sales, general management and supply chain management in industries ranging from industrial and consumer products manufacturing to professional services, and organizations from large global companies like General Electric to a Silicon Valley startup.
“We congratulate Sue on this well-deserved recognition,” said Deborah Z. Read, Thompson Hine’s managing partner. “She has raised the bar for our marketing and business development efforts and been instrumental in perpetuating our passion for client service excellence and focus on delivering exceptional value to our clients.” Brelus added, “Economic challenges continue to put enormous pressure on clients’ budgets and Thompson Hine’s ongoing focus on delivering value has enabled the firm to consistently be recognized among the leaders in client service and value in the legal market. Building a strong reputation around the firm’s many distinctions and awards is an important part of substantiating our value and differentiation.”
Brelus has been a featured speaker and interviewed by numerous publications on topics including CMO best practices, cross-functional collaboration, enterprise relationship management, sales and marketing.
About Thompson Hine LLP. Established in 1911, Thompson Hine is a business law firm dedicated to providing superior client service. The firm has been recognized for more than ten consecutive years as one of the top law firms in the country for client service excellence in The BTI Client Service A-Team: Survey of Law Firm Client Service Performance, and for six years has ranked as one of the top 30 law firms in the United States for client service. With offices in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, New York and Washington, D.C., Thompson Hine serves premier businesses worldwide. For more information, please visit www.ThompsonHine.com.