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Mara Covell

Mara Covell
Managing Director

Mara plays a senior role in recruiting talent and search management in the areas of editorial/content/creative. Additionally, she directs Koller Search Partners Hispanic, bi-lingual and multi-cultural search efforts. Mara joined the firm after 25 years as a media executive, editor and writer, and she brings to each search expertise in editorial and creative leadership, along with an intuitive style and executive coaching ability.

Prior to joining Koller Search Partners in 2000, Mara was EVP/Creative and Partner at Whittle Communications, an integrated marketing services organization. At Whittle, she launched numerous custom print and video properties in the content areas of lifestyle and health.  She also led the creative team that developed La Familia de hoy, a Spanish-language magazine with cable TV programming for Hispanic mothers. Mara went on to acquire La Familia from Whittle and developed plans for relaunch and funding. Her early background includes editorial positions at Conde Nast’s Self and Vogue.

Mara has been an adjunct professor of journalism at New York University, Long Island University, and has lectured at The City University of New York’s CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She is the author of a consumer health book.

Mara holds an MA and BA in journalism from New York University. She is a member of the Online News Association and is actively involved with Families with Children from China.


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