Raleigh, NC, December 11, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Wake Education Partnership (http://www.wakeedpartnership.org), an independent non-profit dedicated to creating world-class schools in Wake County has announced that Patty Briguglio, president of MMI Public Relations, and Art Glasgow, chief information officer and vice president for Duke Medicine, have been appointed to serve as members of the organization’s board of directors. Effective immediately, Briguglio and Glasgow will begin their three-year appointments acting to connect other Wake County business leaders and elected officials with area educators for Wake County Public Schools.
As a recognized expert in the PR industry, Briguglio is a sought-after media personality, speaker and business spokesperson who often addresses the topics of PR, crisis management and economic development issues on television, radio, and at local and national meetings and conferences. She sits on numerous civic and charitable boards, and among her many awards are the 2009 Woman Business Owner of the Year Award from the Raleigh chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, the Small Business Champion for North Carolina by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), as well as being named one of Enterprising Women magazine's Enterprising Women of the Year.
Glasgow is responsible for leading technology strategy, innovation, initiatives and operations throughout Duke Medicine, which is made up of the Duke University Health System, the Duke School of Medicine, Duke School of Nursing and the Duke faculty practice plan. In addition, he works in collaboration with Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore and Duke Medicine’s other global partners to develop an IT strategy. Before joining Duke, Glasgow served as chief technology officer for Ingenix, Inc., a $2.5 billion health informatics and information technology subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group. In that role, he directed a product and technology team of more than 500 products and 1,500 personnel in supporting customers in the provider, commercial payer, government and life sciences markets.
“Wake Education Partnership is honored to have Patty and Art join its board of directors,” said Steve Parrott, president of Wake Education Partnership. “As esteemed area business leaders, they will be an invaluable asset in helping us connect with resources and engage other community leaders to work together to achieve a world-class education system in Wake County.”
About Wake Education Partnership:
Wake Education Partnership plays a critical role in helping business leaders, elected officials and educators work toward the common goal of increasing student performance measured against world-class academic standards. It is an independent nonprofit dedicated to creating world-class schools in Wake County through business engagement and community involvement. For more information about the Partnership, visit http://www.wakeedpartnership.org or call (919) 821-7609.
About MMI Public Relations:
MMI Public Relations is a Raleigh-based, full-service PR firm that helps its clients start big conversations and make powerful connections. With a strong base in traditional public relations, MMI has strategically evolved into a market leader in emerging PR tools such as social media, online video and podcasting. MMI works with firms and individuals in a wide spectrum of industries across the nation. Ranked one of the top PR firms in North Carolina and nationally, MMI is the recipient of numerous awards in the public relations arena and the community. For more information, call (919) 233-6600, visit the MMI Public Relations website at http://www.mmipublicrelations.com or the MMI Public Relations Blog at http://www.mmipublicrelations.com/blog.
About Duke Medicine:
Duke Medicine conceptually integrates the Duke University Health System, the Duke University School of Medicine and the Duke University School of Nursing. It is the combination of research, clinical care, and education that takes place through the efforts of Duke’s faculty, staff, students and trainees at many different sites throughout the Triangle and worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.dukemedicine.org.
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