President & Chief Financial Officer
Marilyn Horn is the president and CFO of 98Forward, Michigan’s largest Black woman-owned communications agency. She leads all operations and finance for the 11-person team that provides public relations services to the company’s clients, ranging from global corporations to local charitable organizations.
Marilyn began her career in banking and, after 30 years in financial services, joined Berg Muirhead & Associates – now 98Forward – directing the public relations agency’s financial services and administration. In 2016, Horn co-founded the Berg Muirhead Scholarship for Public Relations Student Advancement at Wayne State University to honor the legacy of Bob Berg, who passed away in 2019, and Georgella Muirhead, the founders of the agency.
Marilyn has mentored students and adults in financial literacy and lends her time serving on committees for the Michigan Minority Supplier Diversity Council and National Association of Women Business Owners – Detroit.
Always pushing forward, Marilyn recently completed the prestigious Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program (10KSB) in Detroit. The 10KSB program is designed to help entrepreneurs create jobs and grow their revenue at a higher rate than the national average by providing access to education, capital, and business support services.