Veteran business reporter Marilyn Nason has passed away at the age of 91 following a battle with cancer. Nason worked in the publishing and trade business for nearly 80 years.
Nason followed her family into the tradeshow business and towards the end, she was an active marketgoer, attending and reporting on scores of consumer product tradeshows across the country each year.
Bob Maricich, CEO of International Market Centers (IMC), said, “Marilyn was an intrepid member of our industry press corps and always had a finger – or two – firmly on the market’s pulse. She was well-known and highly-regarded within our industry and she will be missed by all who knew her.”
Additionally, she was also an active community volunteer, personally knitting some 500 soft-yarn “cat pads” for animals caged at Polk County Animal Control.
Nason lived in Winter Haven since 2015 and is survived by her son, Steve. Her husband, Slim, and eldest son, Al, predeceased her.