In a career spanning over 25 years, working in both the private and public sectors, Marni Sawicki founded her own consulting company in 2013. In 2019 she merged to start a new company called Strategic Business Consulting Group, Inc. Serving many years in senior management roles at companies like State Farm Insurance Companies and National Interstate Corporation Marni developed and implemented cutting edge multi-state programs that saved millions over the years.
With a Master’s degree in business, Marni's most recent role was that of Vice President of Marketing. Elected in 2013, as Cape Coral, FL’s first woman mayor, she served the state’s 8th largest city for 4-years (2013- 2017). In 2015, she was awarded the “Elected Women of Excellence Award” from the National Foundation of Women Legislators (NFWL) and received two Home Rule Hero Awards through the Florida League of Cities for her work advocating on behalf of her city. She was also awarded the "Ally for Equality" award from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) in 2014. With a population of approximately 195,000 residents, Mayor Sawicki championed the effort to streamline the city’s Strategic Plan while working alongside the city manager to develop a balanced scorecard, adding a new level of accountability to local government.
In April 2016, Bloomberg Philanthropies recognized those efforts, and selected Cape Coral to participate in their “What Works Cities” program. With the help of this initiative and under Mayor Sawicki’s leadership, the city delivered on its commitment to establish and provide open data and performance measures with the goal of making information easily accessible internally and with the public.
Having served on the Board of Directors for the Florida League of Mayors as well as a Trustee on the Florida Municipal Insurance Trust and a member of the US Conference of Mayors, Marni understands how important building relationships are for both personal and business. She has worked tirelessly to build a network of thought leaders over the years to tap into for resources, knowledge and guidance.
Being a survivor of domestic violence and sexual assault, as both a teenager and an adult, Marni understands first hand the challenges victims face as they maneuver through the judicial system. Using her voice and her contacts as a former elected official, she is committed to advocating for legislative changes and educating others on the abuse cycle and effects of victim shaming.