Margee Garbsch, 2021 Distinguished Communicator

The Salesian Guild selected Margee Garbsch, Director of Communications and Marketing for DePaul Cristo Rey High School, as the 2021 Distinguished Communicator of the Year.

Margee’s career began at WKRC-TV in Cincinnati while still enrolled as a student at Xavier University. Soon after graduation she began a full-time position, working at the station for seven years. Margee spent seven years in the public information office of Mount St. Joseph University and several years as a self-employed writer, editor and consultant.

She first worked with DePaul Cristo Rey as a consultant in 2010, before the school’s opening. Margee joined the staff as a part-time public relations director then transitioned into her current full-time role as Director of Communications and Marketing which includes service as a member of the school’s executive leadership team.

“I am especially proud of this award because one of the criteria is that recipients demonstrate “faith in action in the workplace,” Margee said. “While I have been a professional communicator for more than 30 years, it has been my work at DePaul Cristo Rey High School that has most fed my faith and opened my eyes to better understand and commit to Catholic social teaching.”

Margee was recognized for her accomplishments at the Salesian Guild’s 77th annual gathering on January 24, 2021, via webinar.