Marcia Bullard is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of USA WEEKEND, the national weekly newspaper magazine. With 50 million readers, USA WEEKEND is distributed in more than 600 newspapers nationwide, including the New York Daily News, Newsday, Denver Post and Minneapolis Star Tribune. Under Marcia direction, the magazine created and sponsors the nation's largest day of volunteer action, "Make A Difference Day.”
Marcia was with USA WEEKEND from 1985-2010. She became President & CEO in 1996; prior to that she served as editor and managing editor. In 1982 she was one of the founding editors of USA TODAY, the national newspaper. She started in the business as a reporter in Rochester, NY. Marcia serves as a director on the boards of three national nonprofit organizations. She is a member of the Newspaper Association of America, the American Society of Newspaper Editors, and the Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communications. In 2005, she was honored with a President’s Volunteer Service Award by the White House. She received the Distinguished Service Award from Southern Illinois University in 1999, and in 1998 was named Revlon Business Woman of the Year. She twice served as a judge for the Miss America contest.
A native of Springfield, IL, Marcia holds an MBA from The George Washington University and a B.A. in journalism from Southern Illinois University. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband Tom McNamara and has a step-daughter, Emily.