Mel Thomas named CONRIC’s new Marketing Assistant

Connie Ramos Williams, CEO and President of CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing, a full service strategic public relations, marketing, advertising and publishing agency, is pleased to announce Mel Thomas as the agency’s new Marketing Assistant.

Thomas will assist in the development and implementation of digital, marketing and public relations strategies and communications. She will build client relationships, write press releases, and administer social media accounts and blogs. Additionally, Thomas will manage distribution of press releases and promotional materials on media websites and across social media platforms, create e-newsletters and produce analytical reports for clients.

Thomas spent the past four years as Director of Basketball Operations for Florida Gulf Coast University. She was responsible for budgeting, scheduling, negotiations, creating promotional materials, logo design, social media management and video production. She received her MBA from FGCU in marketing in 2012.

A Cincinnati native, Thomas played basketball at the University of Connecticut and was named co-captain in both her junior and senior seasons. She succeeded at the highest levels both academically and athletically. She was a three-time BIG EAST Academic All-Star and is a graduate of UConn’s School of Business. In her senior year, she played a key role in UConn winning the BIG EAST regular season and tournament championships, and in their run to the NCAA Final Four.

After her playing days at Connecticut were over, Thomas authored a book titled ‘Heart of a Husky.’ Her memoir is a depiction of her experiences as she worked towards winning a National Championship. Thomas worked closely with the editing and graphic design teams and handled the promotion of the publication, including all aspects of marketing and advertising.

Thomas went on to play professional basketball, and was an integral member of the US Pan American Games team in 2007 when the U.S. won the gold medal for the first time since 1987.

“We feel strongly that Mel Thomas, a proven winner on and off the court, is a real ‘win’ for both our agency and clients,” says Ramos-Williams. “Her leadership, competitive edge and creative skills will complement our diverse team of marketing professionals.”

CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing

CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing was founded in 2007, and provides creative writing and graphic design in all areas of marketing, public relations, advertising and publishing. The firm currently serves clients in many different industries including banking, legal, medical, not-for-profit, restaurant, manufacturing, builders, developers, Realtors, salon & spas and political campaigns. The firm also publishes a monthly magazine for the Lee County Bar Association and a quarterly magazine for Bishop Verot High School. For more information on CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing, please call (239) 690-9840 or visit
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