Marianne Gerdes, 2014 Silver Circle Inductee

Marianne Gerdes established Gerdes Creative with Michael Gerdes in 1989 with a singular focus: to create short and long form productions in the documentary genre. This passion grew directly from their interest in the arts, architecture, design, gardens, and history.

Marianne has 20 (and counting) documentary producing credits; for her efforts she has earned four Pacific Southwest Regional Emmy® awards and 14 additional nominations for her producing and writing work. She is the winner of a Press Club Award for Specialty reporting for her current television show, “A Growing Passion”. Also an IRIS Award from NAPTE (National Association of Professional Television Executives) for informational programming, a People In Preservation Award from SOHO (Save our Heritage Organization) for contributions to the historical documentation of San Diego history, and an IABC Business Communicators Award.  She was recently elected to NATAS’s Silver Circle for 25 years of outstanding contribution to the broadcast community.

She is also a 2013 nominee for San Diego Magazine’s Women Who Move The City, Woman of the Year  for her work with the non-profit Ilan-Lael Foundation that preserves and promotes the work of renowned San Diego artist James Hubbell.

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