Gary Dean Marx Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who

    VIENNA, VA, December 20, 2017 — Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Gary Dean Marx with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Marx celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

The founder and chief executive officer of the Center for Public Outreach (CPO) in Vienna, VA, Mr. Marx is a well-known education and leadership consultant, futurist, think-tank executive, public intellectual, author, and international speaker. Formed in 1998, CPO provides counsel on future-oriented leadership, communication, education, community, and democracy. Throughout his career, Mr. Marx has worked with educators, business people, and various other community and government leaders across North America, including all 50 of the United States, and across six continents and 81 countries. He has been lauded as a deep generalist and intellectual entrepreneur who is always pursuing ideas.

Beginning his broadcasting career in radio, Mr. Marx was a newscaster, announcer, and director for KSOO Radio and Television in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He then moved on to WOW Radio and Television in Omaha, Nebraska, where he served on the air for a decade. From 1971 to 1979, Mr. Marx became communication executive for the Westside Community Schools in Omaha and the Jefferson County Public Schools in the Denver area. In 1979, he began his work as a senior executive for the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) in the Washington, D.C., area, a position he held for close to 20 years, including service as executive director of AASA's Leadership for Learning Foundation. After forming CPO in 1998, he returned to Jefferson County to advise on strategy in the wake of the Columbine High School Tragedy.

Mr. Marx' extensive background has enabled him to interpret issues related to education and society by working with local, national, and international news media, drawing from his broad and deep industry experience. He has appeared as a guest on many television stations and networks. Thanks to his leadership in media education he has been able to serve as a founder and member of several groups that have advised producers and networks on children's television and other educational programming. Some of the notable institutions that have benefited from Mr. Marx' counsel include the PBS Educational Advisory Board, NBC's “The More You Know” Advisory Board, and the Emmy Awards Selection Committee. He also served on a Washington Post Project 2025 Panel.

The author of numerous books that date back to 1976 with the publication of “Radio…Your Publics Are Listening” and more recent books such as “Twenty-One Trends for the 21st Century” and “Future-Focused Leadership,” Mr. Marx has also served as co-author of several books and has written innumerable articles for a variety of publications. Mr. Marx was recognized for his tireless efforts with a Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of School Administrators and the Presidents Award from the National School Public Relations Association. He was recipient of the Outstanding Friend of the Horace Mann League Award in 2016.

For nearly 20 years, Mr. Marx served on the Selection Committee for the National Teacher of the Year Award and was a founder of the National Superintendent of the Year Awards Program. Professionally, he has served in a number of capacities for various organizations such as the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA), the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), the World Future Society, the World Affairs Council, and the Center for Civic Education. He has been recognized for his extremely active leadership at the local level. For example, he spent time as a mayoral appointed member of the Omaha Parks and Recreation Board and the Omaha Urban Growth Policy Advisory Council. Mr. Marx was a founder and first president of the Keystone Community Task Force, a neighborhood improvement organization founded in 1969 and celebrating its 50th anniversary of continuing accomplishments in 2019. Mr. Marx has served as a member of several organizations in his home state of South Dakota, including the Boards of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society and the Harvey Dunn Society.

Accredited by the National School Public Relations Association, the Public Relations Society of America, and the American Society of Association Executives, Mr. Marx has been highlighted in every edition of Who's Who in America since 2001 and every edition of Who's Who in the World since 2002. He has also been a featured listee in several editions of Who's Who in the South and Southwest, Who's Who in American Education, and Who's Who in Finance and Business. Married to Judy Rae Marx for 56 years, with whom he has had two sons, he loves folk art, reading, writing, photography, and travelling. For more information, visit

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Gary Dean Marx has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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