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Suzan McDowell is president and chief executive officer of Circle of One Marketing in South Florida, which has handled clients like annual “Jazz in the Gardens” music festival in Miami Gardens. The company has also worked with The Children’s Trust Miami Heart Gallery, a traveling photographic exhibit of Miami Dade’s foster care children, and Make Healthy Happen Miami/Fe Sante Mache Miami, the Miami version of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign to end childhood obesity. Founded in 2001, “The Circle” is among the firms focusing on the African American and Caribbean markets and can offer services including creative design, public relations, social media, community outreach, media-buying and event management.McDowell was born in Kingston. She holds a bachelor of science in advertising from The University of Texas and worked 19 years in radio and newspaper prior to founding the Circle of One.
McDowell works with organizations such as Women for Obama, Voices United and MAST Academy.
Circle of One Marketing won the 2011 “Small Business of the Year” award given by the Miami Dade Chamber of Commerce and was named “Business of the Year” by Legacy Magazine/Miami Herald.
The firm was also winner of 2010 “Corporation of the Year Award”, given by the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Miami-Dade County, and named in the Top 100 Minority Business – 2006 to 2012 – by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.