Marjory Ross (Marji) is a seasoned and successful leader in the publishing industry. For nearly two decades, she served as President and Publisher of Regnery Publishing, the nation’s leading publisher of conservative books. She joined Regnery in 1999 as vice president and general manager, and took over as President and Publisher in 2003, making her the first person outside of the Regnery family to hold that post. During her tenure (1999-2019), Regnery placed more than 85 books on national bestseller lists, including 14 titles at #1.
In 2020, Marji founded Marji Ross Consulting, a consulting firm dedicated to helping authors, publishers and businesses communicate more effectively, reach larger audiences, and have greater impact on our future.
Under her stewardship, Regnery doubled in sales, with parallel growth in influence and number of titles. She oversaw the launch of several successful imprints, including Regnery History, Regnery Kids and Salem Books (a faith-based line of books), as well as the rebirth of Regnery’s historic Gateway imprint. Marji worked closely with many of Regnery’s most high-profile celebrity authors, including Newt Gingrich, Dennis Prager, Dinesh D’Souza, David Limbaugh, George Gilder, Sebastian Gorka, Michelle Malkin, Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham, David Horowitz, Mark Steyn, Eric Metaxas, Second Lady Karen Pence, President Donald Trump, and William F. Buckley Jr.
Prior to joining Regnery, Marji worked as vice president and senior group publisher for the large newsletter publisher, Phillips International, where she ran several business units, including investment newsletters, business newsletters and health newsletters. At Phillips, she developed deep expertise in direct marketing and branding, as well as publishing and celebrity author management. In her early career, Marji was a business editor and writer.
Marji graduated from Dartmouth College with a BA in English, and earned her MA in Journalism from The American University in Washington, DC. She is a frequent speaker for both the conservative movement and the publishing industry. She serves on several boards, was ranked one of the 100 Most Influential Republican Women in 2017, and was named the Clare Boothe Luce Institute’s Woman of the Year in 2005. Marji and her husband live outside of Charlottesville, VA. They have five grown children.