Marlene (Farrell) Byrne’s (BA ’85) Company Nationally Recognized by Inc.

After several years working in public relations and marketing, Marlene Byrne founded Celtic Chicago, Inc., an advertising agency, in 1992. The company is celebrating 25 years of success, and was recently recognized by Inc. magazine, named to its 36th annual Inc. 5000, a listing of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This list provides a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and mid-sized businesses. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $206 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 619,500 jobs over the past three years.