Margriet Mitchell, president of Weitzman Agency, was recently presented with the prestigious Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) Award from the YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.
For the past 30 years, the YWCA TWIN Award Program has honored women who exemplify excellence in executive-level positions, demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities, have top-level responsibility for a major functional role, and make a substantial impact within their organizations and the community.
Margriet’s leadership is a significant reason why Weitzman maintains its reputation as one of the leading and sought after marketing communications firms in the area. With a rich history that spans 40 years, Weitzman continues to grow, innovate, and deliver high-level strategic thinking and creativity that gets results.
Weitzman is a committed member and supporter of the community. Throughout the year, Margriet identifies and decides how the agency will be involved. Activities range from creating partnerships to sponsorships, pro-bono marketing and consulting, publicity, participation, monetary donations, and volunteering. Under Margriet’s direction, the agency has supported many community groups, programs, and organizations including, but not limited to: The Stanton Center, Box of Rain Foundation, Chesapeake Bay Trust, The Mitchell Gallery, Historic Annapolis Foundation, YWCA of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County, The Lighthouse Shelter, Hospice of the Chesapeake, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, SPCA of Anne Arundel County, and the Annapolis Maritime Museum.
On a personal level, Margriet has been involved with the following organizations – as a committee member, chairperson, or in a board position: Young Friends of Historic Annapolis Foundation, Annapolis Opera, Annapolis Maritime Museum, DC Ad Club, American Advertising Federation of Baltimore, Box of Rain Foundation. Margriet is a fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association – Maryland Chapter, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Maryland, and most recently the Talbot Humane Society. Margriet is a 20-year member of the Annapolis Yacht Club and has volunteered on a variety of committees and has served as a Chairperson. She most recently served as the Media and Communications Chair for the 2015 Annapolis to Newport Race, one of the most historic and well-known of the U.S. East Coast yacht races.