From Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul

Who Are Mark and Chrissy Donnelly?

Avid golfers Mark and Chrissy Donnelly are a dynamic married couple working closely together as coauthors, marketers and speakers.

They are the coauthors of the USA Today bestselling and #1 New York Times bestselling book, Chicken Soul for the Couple’s Soul. They are also at work on several other upcoming books, among them Chicken Soup for the Father’s Soul and Chicken Soup for the Friend’s Soul, as well as the sequel to Chicken Soup for the Couple’s Soul.

As cofounders of The Donnelly Marketing Group, they develop and implement innovative marketing and promotional strategies that help elevate and expand the Chicken Soup for the Soul message to millions of people around the world.

Mark, currently CEO of the Donnelly Marketing Group, was introduced to golf at the age of three. He remembers following his father to the golf course and finding a four-leaf clover that he believes enabled his father to win a prominent local amateur tournament. As a result of this and other golfing experiences with his father, Mark developed an appreciation for the game, along with a respectable golf game. Mark grew up in Portland, Oregon, and unbeknownst to him, attended the same high school as Chrissy. He went on to graduate from the University of Arizona, where he was president of his fraternity, Alpha Tau Omega. He served as vice president of marketing for his family’s business, Contact Lumber, and after eleven years resigned from day-to-day responsibilities to focus on his current endeavors.

Chrissy, COO of the Donnelly Marketing Group, is a recent convert to the game of golf. A quick learner, she shot her first 90 within a year of taking up the game. She already has Mark looking over his shoulder. Chrissy also grew up in Portland, Oregon and graduated from Portland State University. As a CPA, she embarked on a six-year career with Price Waterhouse.

Mark and Chrissy enjoy many hobbies together including golf, hiking, skiing, traveling, hip-hop aerobics and spending time with friends. Mark and Chrissy live in Paradise Valley, Arizona and can be reached at:

Donnelly Marketing Group, LLC

3104 E. Camelback Road, Suite 531

Phoenix, AZ 85016

phone: 602-604-4422 fax: 602-508-8912

e-mail: [email protected]

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