Marianne is Cofounder and CMO of Good Cause Marketing and Owner of Savannah Master Calendar. She is a third generation Savannahian. Marianne received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Valdosta State University. After working in fashion merchandising for more than 10 years, Marianne came home to work at her family’s business, Johnnie Ganem’s, before discovering her passion for helping local businesses succeed while giving back to our community.
Marianne currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Downtown Business Association and is the 2020 Chairperson for the Small Business Council for the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce (as well as a Chamber Ambassador). Her extensive volunteer work includes participation in the Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia Big Wigs and American Diabetes Association Kiss-a-Pig campaigns. She is a recipient of the 2015 Next Generation Rising Stars in Savannah, which honors local business leaders under the age of 40. She is a graduate of the 2016 Leadership Savannah Class. Married to Rob Poppell, Marianne is also mom to three boys: Lawson, Brady Thomas, and Palmer—and one sheltie, Princess Paddle.