MMI Associates, Inc. President to Speak at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Event

Raleigh, NC, February 04, 2008 --( MMI Associates, Inc. (, a full service public relations firm, has announced that the firm’s president, Patty Briguglio, will speak at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) event on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. at Carroll Hall, located on the university’s campus. PRSSA is a national organization dedicated to preparing undergraduate and graduate students for a career in public relations after graduation. Briguglio will be addressing the changing public relations industry, the current job market and how to begin a career as a public relations professional.

“I am honored to be asked to speak to PRSSA members,” said Briguglio. “Nothing inspires me more than having the opportunity to speak to young, upcoming professionals who are excited to begin their careers in public relations.”

About Patty Briguglio:
Patty Briguglio is president of MMI Associates, Inc. a full-service 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 and was named one of Business Leader Magazine’s Top Ten Women Extraordinaire due to her extensive leadership experience and industry expertise. 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, 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 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. In North Carolina, the Triangle Business Journal’s Book of Lists has recognized MMI as one of the top five public relations firms in the Triangle. The firm has received numerous awards for its work and most recently was awarded the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s 2007 Pinnacle Award for Steady Growth and Profitability, and was named a Best Place to Work by the Triangle Business Journal. For more information, please call (919) 233-6600 or visit the Web site at

Patty Briguglio
MMI Associates, Inc.
(919) 233-6600
PR Firms, Raleigh N.C.

MMI Associates
Patty Briguglio