Mary E. Schmidt-Krebs, APR
Mary E. Schmidt-Krebs, APR, is owner/principal of MESA Integrated Marketing, Inc., a full-service public relations, marketing communications and promotions company.
An award-winning public relations professional, Ms. Schmidt-Krebs’ professional experience includes successful corporate, agency, non-profit and consultant public relations and marketing communications programming. Since founding her consultancy in 1998, she has personally planned, organized and managed communications programs for a diverse set of clients on local, regional and national levels. Her agency and corporate experience includes working for clients and companies in the consumer, business-to-business, franchise, restaurant, theme park, agricultural, software technology, sporting goods, health care, travel and telecommunications industries.
Previously, Ms. Schmidt-Krebs worked with many well-known corporate entities including Mail Boxes Etc., Your Office USA, Peregrine Systems, Porter-Novelli Public Relations, MADD and the American Cancer Society. Her work there included representing companies and clients to local, national and international print and broadcast media outlets, strategic planning, special event planning, public affairs, A/V production, promotions, training, investor relations, trade show development and collateral material production.
Ms. Schmidt-Krebs was honored as the 2010 Deborah Baker Public Relations Professional of the Year at the Edward L. Bernays Mark of Excellence awards. The award was presented by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter, at its annual awards banquet. Over the years, she has earned various professional awards including numerous Edward L. Bernays awards from the San Diego County Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and a LULU Award of Excellence from the Los Angeles Advertising Women. She was named Instructor of the Year in 1997 at CSU Long Beach for the University College and Extension Services.
Ms. Schmidt-Krebs served on the board of the San Diego County/Imperial Counties Chapter of PRSA for 20 years, 18 months of which she held the position of president. Previously, she chaired the PRSA Western District, a 5-state region, for one year and is a past professional advisor to the SDSU chapter of PRSSA, the local student chapter of PRSA. Ms. Schmidt-Krebs served as co-chair to the local chapter’s award-winning 50th Anniversary planning committee. She also earned her accreditation in public relations.