Bio: MARIE T. RAPERTO Ms. Raperto is currently President/Owner of Cantor Integrated Marketing Staffing, Inc. (CIMSearch.) In 1990, she joined The Cantor Concern, Inc. as Vice President and then was made President. Previously, she was a principal and vice president with Jim Cotton Communications, Inc., an advertising/public relations/design firm. Her clients included numerous Fortune 500 industrial and services companies, as well as leading hotels and consumer products companies. Earlier, Ms. Raperto was with Westvaco Corporation in various communications capacities including manager of corporate relations. She has experience in financial and investor relations, media relations, marketing and employee communications. Ms. Raperto was a past president and is currently a member of the Board of Governors of the New York chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators. She served as a Director at Large for IABC and in 2002, she received the IABC Chairman’s Award for volunteer leadership. Ms. Raperto was a member of the Public Affairs Committee for the American Red Cross of Great New York. She has served on the Board of the Publicity Club of New York. She is also a member of PRSA, The Healthcare and Marketing PR Society and SHRM. She formerly served on the Board of Governors for New York University’s Metropolitan Center for Urban Education. Ms. Raperto served on the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York’s Board of Directors for fifteen years. She served for six years on the Women of Distinction Breakfast committee and was co-chair for the 2000 Breakfast, the 2006 Tribute Dinner and co-chair of the Nominating Committee, Chair of the HR Committee and Treasurer. In 2013, she was named a recipient of the Galaxy Award for outstanding volunteers from the New York Women’s Agenda. She is both an author and lecturer on topics dealing with Public Relations Staffing and finding employment. Her company is involved with full and part-time recruitment, organizational development, communications audits, mergers and acquisitions of PR agencies and HR consulting, employment coaching.
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