MMI Associates, Inc. President Named to Women Against MS Luncheon Steering Committee

Patty Briguglio Joins Multiple Sclerosis Committee.

Raleigh, NC, July 03, 2006 --( Patty Briguglio, president of MMI Associates, Inc., a Raleigh-based full-service marketing and public relations firm, has been appointed to the 2006 Women Against MS Steering Committee. As a committee member, Briguglio will be responsible for fundraising and ensuring the success of the event. The Women Against MS Leadership Luncheon is a leadership event in the Triangle that provides a special opportunity for women (men are welcome, too) to support the mission of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. For more information about WAMS or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mendi Nieters at 1-800-FIGHT-MS or

“I am proud to be named to this committee,” said Briguglio. “I am committed to reach the goals of this program and educate the public about this disease.”

About Patty Briguglio:
Patty Briguglio is President of MMI Associates, Inc. a full-service marketing and public relations firm. Instrumental in founding organizations that benefit women, Briguglio was a founder of the Arizona Women’s Business Enterprise Council (AWBEC) and the Triangle Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), a nonprofit organization whose members are a diverse group of entrepreneurial women presidents who have guided their businesses to generate at least $2 million in gross annual sales or $1 million for a service-based business. She has been active in the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) for more than 10 years, receiving many awards, most recently the NAWBO Rising Star Award and Member of the Year Award. Briguglio was named one of the 25 most influential Women In Business by the Triangle Business Journal. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) named her the 2005 Small Business Champion of North Carolina. The Office of the Governor recently honored Briguglio with the Old North State award. Briguglio devotes her time to a number of civic and charitable organizations including the Assistance League of Raleigh, the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, Pines of Carolina Girl Scout Council, the Hospice of Wake County, and the Triangle Community Foundation (TCF). For more information, please call 919-233-6600 or visit the MMI Associates web site at

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

About Women Against MS:
The vision of Women Against MS is to bring together a strong body of women to fight a disease that primarily impacts women and to raise critical funds to support research, education and programs. For more information please call 919-834-0678.

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

MMI Associates
Patty Briguglio