Kate Shanahan Named To Raleigh Convention Center Commission

MMI Associates, Inc. to serve on downtown Convention Center board.

Raleigh, NC, May 25, 2006 --(PR.com)-- Kate Shanahan, account executive at MMI Associates, Inc., a Raleigh-based marketing and public relations firm, has been named to the Raleigh Convention Center Commission. As a board member, Shanahan will help foster support and growth for the new facility. The committee oversees the maintenance, operation and financing of the Raleigh Convention and Conference Center.

“I am honored to serve on the Convention Center Commission,” said Shanahan. “The new facility will more than double the space available for holding conventions in Raleigh and this growth will be a huge asset to our community.”

About Kate Shanahan:
Kate Shanahan is an account executive at MMI Associates, Inc., a Raleigh-based full-service marketing and public relations firm. In this position, Shanahan develops and implements public relations campaigns, plans and manages events and coordinates media relations. Prior to MMI, she implemented marketing strategies and event planning for clients at Stealth Marketing in Wilmington, N.C. Shanahan also served as Executive Director at Tobacco Buyout Services, LLC, where she assisted tobacco farmers with investment opportunities after the tobacco buyout. A Raleigh native, she is an active member in civic organizations and charitable causes, serving on the Big Bad Ball Committee and volunteering for the North Carolina Women’s Forum. Shanahan obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with a concentration in Marketing from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

About MMI Associates, Inc.:
MMI Associates, Inc. is a full-service marketing and public relations firm offering a wide range of services to help clients achieve measurable results in brand awareness, name recognition, market penetration and crisis management. Established in 1994 in Phoenix, Arizona, this award-winning firm was named one of the top 10 public relations firms in the state by Arizona Business Magazine and bizAZ Magazine. In North Carolina, the Triangle Business Journal’s Book of Lists for 2004 and 2005 recognized MMI as one of the top public relations firms in the Triangle. The firm has received numerous MarCom Creative Awards, the 2005 Videographer Award and the 2004 Communicator Award. For more information, please call 919-233-6600 or visit the Web site at http://www.mmimarketing.com.

Patty Briguglio
MMI Associates, Inc.
(919) 233-6600 • (919) 233-0300 (fax)
7406-H Chapel Hill Road
Raleigh, NC 27607

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