With 25 years of marketing experience, Marki Lemons-Ryhal a fifth generation entrepreneur, third generation restaurateur and first generation infopreneur has established herself as an award-winning social media speaker and course author. In a market where change is the only constant factor, Marki’s has used her dynamic, professional attitude and vast experience to become one of the top speakers in the country relying on content from one of the fifteen classes she has authored.
By consistently offering sound industry analysis and professional guidance, Marki’s expertise has been featured in The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Agent Magazine, Forbes, REALTOR® Magazine and has also been included on CBS News Chicago and CNBC.
In 2010 Marki was named the Illinois Real Estate Educator of the Year. Marki began her career in education in 1993 and currently works as a speaker and coach, teaching social media and technology classes for the National Association of REALTORS®, CHASE, Goldman Sachs 10k Small Businesses, REALOGY, and Chicago City Colleges.
Marki resides in Bronzeville with her husband Stephen and their two sons Skyler and Austin. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Chicago State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Saint Xavier University.
- 2015 Ed Director and Instructor Shark Tank, Best Sales Pitch to Entrepreneurs.
- 2010 Real Estate Educator of the Year
- 2009 President's Choice Award, Chicago Association of REALTORS
- 2008 Toastmasters International, 2nd Place District Humorous Speech Contest