Marlene F. Byrne


Marlene began her service on the USML Development Committee in October 2020 and joined the USML Board of Advisors as of January 2021. Marlene serves as the CEO of Celtic Chicago, Inc., a branding and marketing agency focused on B2B clients in the industries of chemistry, food production, manufacturing and agriculture. Marlene has served on the Midwest Board of Directors of NPH USA, the fundraising arm of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos, a group of nine homes for orphaned and vulnerable children in Central and South America. She serves as a guest lecturer on business marketing for the MBA program at J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Marlene graduated with a BA in Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She has authored seven books including “Change the World. Start with the Children,” about Father William Wasson, the priest who founded Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos homes. Marlene and her husband Brian have three adult children (Samuel, Matthew and Maggie) and a dog named Riley.