Meet our Team

The Fox Associates management team boasts an unparalleled breadth and depth of experience in publishing and advertising. We firmly believe the strength of any organization can be measured by the collective talents, knowledge, skills and commitment of its people.

Marlys Fox

Marlys Fox

President/CEO & Founder

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Marlys has spent her entire career in publishing and founded Fox Associates in 1968. She is a past president and long-time board member of the National Association of Publishers Representatives. No one has more experience selling consumer, trade and association advertising. In the spring of 2017, Marlys was awarded Folio’s Top Women in Media as an Industry Leader for her continuous effort and outstanding achievements throughout her career.

Steve Schwanz

Steve Schwanz

Executive Vice President

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Steve has spent his entire 40 year business career with Fox. In addition to his current corporate duties, Steve has been a salesmen, regional sales manager and general manager and he is now responsible for digital selling. In his spare time, Steve is a long-time member of Lions International where he has been recognized as Treasurer and President of his Glenview Illinois chapter.
Vince Backley

Vince Backley

Chairman of the Board

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Vince’s career has spanned 40 years in the agency business. His successful stints managing national and multinational agencies include Backley & Gingrich, an agency he founded. He taught courses in Integrated Marketing Communications and Research at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

Bill Bell

Bill Bell

Senior Vice President of Sales

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Bill has been with Fox since 2001, successfully working with national accounts in all major cities and categories. Bill held sales positions with the Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, Sunset Magazine. In addition to handling his extensive account list, he oversees sales management for the rest of the Fox Team. Bill has significant conceptual sales experience and delivers high value solutions to advertisers.
 Annabelle Jacobson

Annabelle Jacobson

Sharon Miro

Sharon Miro

Senior Vice President

Tina Riley

Tina Riley

Joan Rizzo

Joan Rizzo

Vice President, New York Sales Manager

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Joan has worked at Fox Associates for almost 25 years. Before Fox, Joan worked for Fairchild Publications for 14 years. Joan has been our number 1 sales producer for many years, she has deep passion to close every prospect or “not leave money on the table.” Outside of her successful career, Joan is also a full time animal lover and globe trotter.
Paulo Andrade

Paulo Andrade

Catherine Angert

Catherine Angert

Debbie Barron

Debbie Barron

Patrick Carriglio

Patrick Carriglio

Christa Cecala

Christa Cecala

Aldona Ciszek

Aldona Ciszek

Jack Friend

Jack Friend

Dana Gray

Dana Gray

Amy Munoz

Amy Munoz