Connie Ramos-Williams named 2016 Public Relations Professional of the Year

Connie Ramos-Williams, president and chief marketing officer of CONRIC PR & Marketing, was named the 2016 Public Relations Professional of the Year at the Image Awards Ceremony on April 20 at Six Bends Harley-Davidson. CONRIC also took home two Awards of Distinction at the competition, which is conducted annually by the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) to recognize outstanding public relations programs and to encourage and promote the development of public relations professionalism in the region.

The Public Relations Professional of the Year Award recognizes a member of the FPRA Southwest Florida chapter who exemplifies the high standards of the public relations profession. The recipient of this annual award displays a professional attitude and exercises professional conduct, is cooperative and supportive of fellow public relations professionals, and is interested in raising the professional standing of FPRA in the community. According to FPRA SWFL, “Think of this person as one who both leads by word and deed. She/he is a person you respect for their work and for their determination to constantly improve.”

Ramos-Williams said, “The Image Awards and Chapter Awards celebrate the hard work and dedication of local PR professionals to attain results for their clients while elevating the level of professionalism in our region. To join the ranks of all the individuals who have pushed the bar ever higher for the last 30 years is a tremendous honor.”

At the ceremony, Ramos-Williams’ agency accepted two Awards of Distinction. CONRIC was recognized for its work on behalf of author and attorney David Shestokas and language expert Dr. Berta Arias to ensure a successful launch of their book, Capsulas Informativas Constitucionales. CONRIC was also honored for its outstanding work on behalf of the Culligan City of Palms Classic high school boys’ basketball tournament to increase electronic newsletter readership and tournament attendance.

CONRIC PR & Marketing

CONRIC PR & Marketing was founded in 2007. The award-winning, full-service branding, public relations, marketing and advertising agency provides strategic brand awareness campaigns, integrated public relations programs, marketing strategy and consulting services, targeted advertising campaigns, media buys, niche publishing, creative writing and design, custom digital marketing promotions, website and social media development and management, and crisis communications. The firm serves local, state and international clients in many industry sectors including banking, legal, medical, government, retail, not-for-profit, restaurant, manufacturing, construction, building and development, real estate, professional association, hospitality and salon & spa. CONRIC was a 2014 and 2015 recipient of multiple Image Awards from the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association and Golden Image Awards from its statewide chapter, and two Charlie Award honors from the Florida Magazine Association. CONRIC was also voted and recognized as one of the top three PR and Advertising agencies in SWFL. For more information on CONRIC PR & Marketing, please call (239) 690-9840 or visit
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