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									                           Mark C. Economou
                              24 David Drive
                            Lincoln, RI 02865
       H: (401) 334-1050/C: (401) 954-1801/Email: mec1212@cox.net

Experience:

Director of Public/Media Relations
Patmorgco, LLC
January 2006-Present

Responsibilities Include:
Plan & implement all Media and Marketing Plans ~ Write press releases ~ Act as
Spokesperson ~ Plan all internal and external events ~ Direct & Oversee all advertising
artwork and placement ~ Oversee all budgets and media buys.

Achievements Include:
Introduce audience to new concept ~ Increase first year sales to nearly $.5 Million ~
Increase awareness of healthy alternatives ~ Introduce & increase philanthropic
contributions.

Media Relations Specialist
Citizens Bank of Rhode Island, 8th Largest Bank in United States
December 2004-January 2006

Responsibilities Included:
Plan & implement Philanthropic Programs ~ Write press releases, executive letters,
talking points ~ Counsel upper management on public comments ~ Act as spokesperson
for determined issues ~ Plan all internal and external events ~ Maintain extensive media
contacts.

Achievements Included:
Planning & implementing 13 state community awareness campaign ~ Successful
campaign of employee sabbatical to Tsunami region of Indonesia ~ Overseeing design
and implementation of computer news clips tracking system for 13 state footprint.

Director of Media Relations/Marketing
Cote & D’Ambrosio, Wickford, RI, Marketing & Public Relations Firm
November 2002-December 2004

Responsibilities Included:
Representing all agency clients for public relations needs ~ Act as spokesperson for
clients ~ Conduct press conferences ~ Write and issue news releases ~ Maintain media
contacts ~ Manage clients budgets & proposals.

Achievements Included:
Conduct symposiums & conferences around the Country for the Protecting People First
Foundation ~ Successfully launched statewide media tour for Rhody Fresh Milk ~
Planning Groundbreaking Ceremonies for Ocean State Job Lot ~ Successful placement of
stories on Network TV News, Local News and Trade Publications.

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Mark Economou
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Anchor/Reporter
WPRI/WNAC-TV, Providence, RI, CBS/FOX Affiliate-Top 50 Market
January 1995-November 2002

Responsibilities Included:
Gather information and report on daily newscast ~ Anchor daily newscast as needed ~
Attend Press conferences and maintain media contacts ~ Respond to breaking news and
deliver information to public.

Achievements Included:
Triple ratings in two years when taking over morning anchor chair ~ Reported daily from
International & National News events including; JFK Jr. plane crash ~ Egypt Air Flight
990 crash, Live New Year’s Eve reports on millennium from Disney ~ Live red carpet
reports from Survivor show ~ Extensive coverage from airport during and after 9/11.

Executive Editor
WPRI/WNAC-TV, Providence, RI, CBS/FOX Affiliate-Top 50 Market
March 1997-September 1999

Responsibilities & Achievements Included:
Manage staff of 30 ~Update website daily with current news ~ Manage and track daily
overtime ~Make daily editorial news decisions ~ Establish and maintain media contacts.

Anchor/Reporter
WVNY-TV, Burlington, VT, ABC Affiliate
January 1991-January 1995

Responsibilities & Achievements Included:
Gather information and report on daily newscast ~ Anchor daily newscast as needed ~
Attend Press conferences and maintain media contacts.

Education:

Lyndon State College, Vermont
Major: Communications/Concentration: Writing & Public Speaking
Degree: Bachelor of Science (91)

St. Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri
Major: Meteorology (84-86)

Associations:

Public Relations Society of America (2004-present)
Public Relations Society of Southern New England

Awards & Achievements:
Associated Press Breaking News Award ~ Simmons Cable Outstanding Achievement
Award ~ Recognition as emcee for MDA Telethon for 4 years

								
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