Supported by over 30 years of professional excellence within the fields of consultancy, economics and communications, Marie R. Gill has served as the president and chief executive officer of her own business, M. Gill & Associates, Inc., since 1990. Prior to attaining her present position, she served as a private consultant in the State of Colorado, as well as in the field of economic development for the government of Jamaica.
Ms. Gill’s professionalism and subsequent career were cultivated as a result of her extensive education. Attending the University of the West Indies, Mona and the University of Toronto in Canada, she first earned a Bachelor of Science in economics in 1970. She followed this achievement with a Master of Arts in mass communications in 1972 and a Master of Business Administration in 1974. Outside of her primary efforts with M. Gill & Associates, Ms. Gill has been recognized as a founding member and president of the Jamaica USA Chamber of Commerce. Likewise, she has been the vice president of the Association of Bi-National Chambers of Commerce and was a pioneering figurehead in the development of Women Mean Business International. To wit, Women Mean Business International celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2020.
As a testament to her resounding success in the field, Ms. Gill has been honored with numerous accolades. In 2020, she received the International Women’s Day Award from World Trade Center Miami. Previously in 2019, she was named to 100 Successful Women in Business in Florida and also earned the Gold Medal Award from Miami Today newspaper. In years prior, Ms. Gill was bestowed with the African American Achiever’s Award for Entrepreneurism from JM Family Enterprises in 2004. Impressively, she has twice been featured in Inc. Magazine. Alongside her esteemed work, Ms. Gill has also been acclaimed in her community for helping disadvantaged youth, women and veterans, among other groups of underprivileged individuals.
Attributing her success to her upbringing in Jamaica and the positive influence of her schoolteachers, Ms. Gill has felt grateful for the many mentors who have come across her path. To this end, she emphasizes that these mentors saw her potential and encouraged her to progress forward with her life and career. Looking toward the future, Ms. Gill intends to continue witnessing the growth of her prosperous career.