Marci McCarthy is the Chairman of the DeKalb GOP. Before her 2021 election, she served the county GOP as the Vice-Chairman of Communications and Chairwoman of their Breakfast Series. She also serves on the GAGOP Foundation Board of Governors, and was elected as a National Delegate to represent the Georgia 6th Congressional District at the Republican National Convention in 2020. Marci also served as the Trump Victory Campaign Chairwoman for DeKalb County, and was recognized as one of the top 150 fundraisers in the country. The sixteen volunteer fundraisers, “Bundlers,” that she recruited raised tens of thousands of dollars for the Trump Victory Campaign. She was selected to be a member of the Republican Leadership for Georgia Class of 2021.
Over the past five years, Marci’s proven leadership skills and love of country has had a positive impact on the GAGOP and DeKalb GOP. She has supported candidates running for the U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, Local, and Statewide Offices in Georgia. Her support has been demonstrated as a trusted campaign advisor, hosting fund raisers, appearing in commercials, participating in media interviews, grassroots campaigning, and personal donations to candidates. She has been called on several times to emcee campaign and fundraising events for candidates throughout Georgia. Additionally, Marci served as an underwriter of the 58th Presidential Inauguration Committee (PIC), a non-profit organization that was charged with organizing President Donald J. Trump’s Inauguration Day and Week.
Marci has also been hard at work behind the scenes to build a strong infrastructure for the GAGOP moving forward; she has served on DeKalb County Board of Elections Voter Review Panel (VRPs) for the 2020 Presidential Primary, November Election and January Senatorial Run Off Elections. In an effort to ensure voting integrity, Marci formed a partnership with GAGOP. That partnership directive was to recruit over 500 grassroots volunteers from across the country to serve as Poll Watchers, Absentee Ballot Observers, and VRPs to monitor Georgia’s Senate Run-Off Election in DeKalb County.
Marci’s own observations in the 2020 Presidential Election and Senate Runoffs lead to her testifying as an expert witness on election integrity for both the Georgia Senate and House of Representatives. Testimony was aired live on Fox News, NewsMax, RightSide Broadcasting, NTT News, Epoch Times & OANN. Marci was also interviewed on a number of news and media outlets to discuss politics and election integrity – USA Today, ABC News Nightline, Fox 5 News – Atlanta, ABC Channel 2 WSB-TV, Atlanta Journal Constitiution (AJC), and The Sara Carter Show.
Marci has been a featured speaker for GOP organizations on both local and national platforms, including the National Rifle Association (NRA) Women’s Leadership Forum, Fulton County Republican Women (FCRW), North DeKalb Republican Women (NDRW), Central DeKalb Republican Women (CDRW), President’s Club and Cobb County Republican Women’s Club (CCRWC). Most recently, she moderated a panel on voter integrity at CPAC 2021.
Marci’s professional life spans nearly 30 years in business management and entrepreneurial experience. In 2009, she founded Tech Exec Networks, Inc (T.E.N.), a leading cyber security marketing and events company, where she serves as CEO and President. She created the Information Security Executive® of the Year (ISE®) Program Series, which is lauded by the IT industry as the premier recognition and networking program for security professionals in the U.S. and Canada. In 2012, the 4th Congressional District of Georgia named March 13th “Marci McCarthy Day” for fostering greater visibility and professionalism for the IT security industry.
In addition to being an entrepreneur, Marci serves in multiple capacities on several corporate and non-profit boards throughout the United States.
Corporate: She is currently serves on Spirion’s Board of Directors as well as is an Advisor to Avnos.
Non-Profit: Marci is the Advisory Council Chair for the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC), TechBridge’s Board of Directors and is a recurring guest instructor for their Technology Career Program as well as The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse Cyber Executive Board of Advisors.
She is also a member of the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) Board of Directors. During her tenure at ICMCP, Marci created “The Marci McCarthy Cybersecurity Certification Scholarship Program,” providing a $5,000 scholarship to help talented women and minority students advance into cybersecurity and to obtain their CompTIA Security+ Professional Certification. Previously, Marci was a Board of Trustee for The Atlanta Girls’ School Board of Trustees from 2016-2019.
Marci, her husband Robert and their three dogs, Bella, Cowboy and Nugget reside in Brookhaven, Georgia. She has been a DeKalb County resident for 27 years.