Marli BlackmanCEO| Senior Publicist

Marli Blackman & Assoc. (“MBA”) is a public relations, communications and crisis management firm that navigates public and private organizations through critical moments. Assembling the right team, at the right time, matters when a company must deliver clear and accurate messaging and connection to those who matter most. MBA leverages the power of communication to help clients capitalize on growth opportunities as well as manage, contain and recover from crisis events.

Founded by industry veteran Marli Blackman, MBA has emerged as a proven national leader in integrating the right solutions to help our clients achieve their end goals. We are proud to have both a large and diverse client base ranging from public companies, to large organizations to thriving small businesses.

MBA is often engaged by many advisory, legal and accounting firms as well as governmental entities, to offer our services to service the needs of their clientele.

Did you know that Marli Blackman and Associated are considered experts in Litigation-Support PR?

  • We work closely with leading law firms to help our clients win with the best litigation-support public relations in the business.

  • We help clients best understand and conquer the considerable difference between the court of law and public opinion.


Our team of dynamic, creative strategists and business storytellers go beyond producing glossy placements. We leverage our experience and relationships to develop strategic integrated marketing campaigns with results that affect an organization’s return on investment.

Our keen attention to detail is why we’ve built a strong portfolio of long-term clients, media contacts, and promotional partners. They know we deliver on what we say. Every time.

Sabrina Griffin

Director of Operations & Sr. Project Management
A motivated, personable business professional with over 20 years’ experience in Sr. Project Management and Human Resources. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Business from Wayne State and Central Michigan respectively, and is responsible for giving overall leadership and supervision for Marli Blackman & Associates. She provides clear objectives, organization, assesses risks and changes throughout the project, regularly monitors progress, and efficiently guides the team through all phases until project completion.

Jason Brooks

Lead Designer & Graphic Designer
In 2000 Jason graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Advertising. Upon graduation, Jason began honing his design skills at Pridnia Design, a firm in downtown Lansing, Michigan, and later at Primedia Publishing in Chicago, Illinois. In 2004 Jason founded jbrooksdesign, inc. and through the years the company has grown to include two additional partners, a designer, and very talented programmers. With thirteen years of award-winning experience in design, Jason is an expert in providing very fast, economical, and creative solutions for a wide range of companies both large and small.

Carlton Clyburn Jr.

Director of Creative Writing and Copywriting
Former City Council President, Mayor Pro-Tem for the City of Highland Park, MI, and is a lifelong learner who holds master’s degrees in project management and business administration (Marketing), as well as a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Michigan Technological University, where he did his undergrad as a student-athlete. Carlton is a seasoned professional with a remarkable track record in both project management and the dynamic realm of marketing, promotions, and branding. With an impressive career spanning 26 years, Carlton has consistently demonstrated his prowess in orchestrating multifaceted marketing campaigns, establishing and enhancing brand identities, and driving business growth through innovative strategies.

Rasheka Christian

Executive Director of Events and Catering
Rasheka has extensive knowledge of event planning and catering. She is fast-paced with excellent managerial, supervisory, and organizational skills. She pays great attention to detail, ensuring she satisfies her client’s needs and wants and delivers within budget. Determined to maintain Marli Blackman and Associates’ stellar reputation in the industry, she stays abreast of emerging trends in catering and events.

Belinda Ramaj

Executive Assistant
We’re thrilled to welcome Belinda Ramaj to the Marli Blackman and Associate’s team! With a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Michigan State University, Belinda brings a wealth of expertise in captivating crafting content and captivating audiences. Proficient in social media marketing, customer service, and project management, she has a proven track record of success, including managing successful online ventures. Belinda’s talent for strategizing effective campaigns and delivering personalized products underscores her dedication to excellence and versatility