Chief Communications & Marketing Officer


Communications & Media Advocacy

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Marcus Benigno is chief communications and marketing officer at the ACLU of Southern California.

Marcus joined the SoCal affiliate in 2013, as a new media strategist managing the affiliate's digital content and products including the design and marketing of the Mobile Justice smartphone app. Since 2016, he has led the communications and media advocacy arm for the affiliate.

In 2017, Marcus was a Mellon professor of practice at Occidental College, where he taught a course on media theory and social movements.

Previously, Marcus was a freelance correspondent abroad, reporting for domestic and international outlets including the Nepali Times, Egypt Independent, Public Radio International's America Abroad Media and the United Nations Integrated Regional Information Networks (UN-IRIN).

Marcus earned his degree from McGill University in International Development Studies. He is currently a member of the board of directors for the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust.