NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 9, 2021) – MP&F Strategic Communications announced today that longtime employees Courtenay Rossi, Mary Ruth Raphael and Leigh Lindsey, APR, have taken on new roles within the company, effective immediately. Rossi is the new principal for the Washington, D.C., office, and Lindsey and Raphael have been named senior vice presidents.
“Courtenay, Mary Ruth and Leigh all exemplify every trait we look for in an MP&F team member,” said Katy Varney, partner at MP&F. “Their leadership has helped make a mark on the city of Nashville and on communities across the country, and their 51 years of collective work for MP&F shines through our growth and numerous awards.”
Rossi joined MP&F in 2004 and manages the company’s national marketing contract for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Corps program and its 121 centers. She serves as MP&F’s liaison to the Job Corps National Office in Washington, D.C., and oversees the program’s nationwide advertising and marketing, branding and recruitment materials development, internal and external communications, social media, web management, and special event management.
Raphael joined MP&F in 2001 and leads national and regional integrated communications campaigns. She co-manages the Job Corps contract with Rossi and drives strategy for other clients, including regional real estate listing service Realtracs. Raphael serves on the steering committee for Williamson Inc.’s Women in Business group and is the former president of the Nashville chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.
Lindsey joined MP&F in 2007 and manages some of the firm’s largest and most longstanding clients, including CSX and Western Governors University. She specializes in developing integrated strategies, crisis communications, media relations, branding, internal communications and corporate social responsibility. Lindsey serves as president of PRSA Nashville and is also a member of the board of directors of Safe Haven Family Shelter.