Marisa Thomas is Clarity’s Global Communications Specialist based in North America. In 2012, Marisa joined Clarity and launched our APAC office in Singapore. She served as the APAC Bureau Chief for six years and has worked with clients in China, India, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Europe and North America. Marisa has worked on issues related to the refugee crisis in Myanmar, the rise of the sharing economy, cyber security and data privacy, the spread of fake news, communicating federal budgets and annual reports, diversity and inclusion initiatives and global advertising pitches. She works with executives in tech, finance, law, business, beauty, academia and government officials. As an award-winning journalist from Canada’s top-ranked nightly newscast, Marisa presented over 2,800 news stories and understands how to convey complex data and information in a concise, approachable and engaging way. She has interviewed Canadian Prime Ministers as well as many of Canada’s most influential business leaders, celebrities and professional athletes. As a news correspondent, she has covered landmark legal cases, the Olympic games, natural disasters and criminal gang wars. She has interviewed the Dalai Lama and former Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Marisa’s goal is to make sure our clients look and feel more comfortable communicating, either to a journalist or in front of colleagues or clients. This mean helping people see how they project their image and messages – teaching them simple ways to communicate what they want to say in a way the audience finds engaging. Marisa makes sure clients are well prepared for their big opportunity, whether it’s a media appearance, boardroom presentation, pitch or speech.