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public relations counselor

Marisa Vallbona, American Public relations counselor.


Vallbona, Marisa was born on January 2, 1964 in Houston, Texas, United States. Daughter of Carlos and Rima (Rothe) Vallbona.


Student, University Colorado. Student, University de Dijon, France. Bachelor of Science in Journalism, University Texas.


Account executive Jae Stefan & Associates, Austin, Texas, 1987-1988. Media relations assistant America's Cup XXVII, 1988. Senior account executive public relations Berkman & Daniels, 1988-1990.

Principal Rayner & Vallbona Inc. Advertising & Public Relations, San Diego, 1990-1997. President the Chartered Institute of Marketinng, Inc., since 1997.

Cofounder, Chief Financial Officer Puerto Rico Consultant Group, Inc., 2000—2010.


Member public affairs disaster task force American Red Cross, 1993—1997. Public relations chair Sunkist American Cancer Society Cup Regatta, 1989. Member elections marketing task force City of San Diego, 1989.

Board directors Coggan Family Aquatic Complex, since 2008. Public relations chair, board directors Women of St. James Episcopalian Church, 1994, 1st vice president. Member of Public Relations Society of America San Diego Chapter, San Diego State University (parent advisory board 2008-2009), Coggan Family Aquatic Company (board directors since 2008), Health Care Communicators San Diego (secretary 1993, board directors 1994, vice president, numerous awards), American Society Health Care Marketing and Public Relations (board director), Public Relations Society of America (chair accreditation committee 1994, director-at-large 1995, board directors 1996—2000, secretary 1997, assembly delegate 1999—2000, 2005-2007, San Diego chapter ethics officer since 2005, chair 2007, international assembly delegate 2007-2008, past chair, universal accreditation board 2008, co-chair Public Relations Society America International Conference 2009), United Cerebral Palsy Association, Junior League San Diego (sustainer member), Public Relations Club San Diego (executive board directors 1991-1992, various awards).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: snow skiing, tennis, sailing, golfing.


Married Don R. Rayner Junior, July 12, 1986 (divorced). Children: Donald R. Rayner III, Timothy Carlos Rayner. Married Roger A. Freeman, July 29, 2000 (divorced 2006).

Carlos Vallbona

Rima (Rothe) Vallbona

Don R. Rayner Junior

Roger A. Freeman

Timothy Carlos Rayner Vallbona

Donald R. Rayner III Vallbona